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November 09, 2009

Conolog Completes Field Testing of GlowWorm Fiber Optic Detector

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

Conolog Corporation has reportedly completed the field testing of its “GlowWorm” fiber optic detector. This detector can be used in any fiber optic line or network without the need to cut the cable.
The “GlowWorm” fiber optic detector is an independent standalone product for detection of fiber optic cable failures without the need to cut the cable.
According to Marc Benou, president of Conolog (News - Alert), the “GlowWorm” has surpassed Conolog’s expectations in field tests and demonstrated its capabilities in fiber optic networks as well as lines. This application of passive detection technology is unique to Conolog and will let utilities firms and other customers quickly determine the source of a fiber optic signal failure The products from Conolog continue to demonstrate the global applications of its products, ease of installation and its commitment to low maintenance and long term security and reliability
Conolog Corporation was established in 1969 as an electronics design/engineering and manufacturing company specializing in Hi-Reliability communications equipment and components for the United States military. The company provides digital signal processing and digital security solutions to electric utilities. The firm also designs and manufactures electromagnetic products to the military and provides engineering and design services to a number of industries, government organizations and public utilities.
Conolog products were incorporated into the military's VRC, PRC and GRC family of radios, the Mark series of torpedoes and guidance for the Patriot (News - Alert) missile and Captor Torpedo. In fact, Conolog continues to specialize in communications and guidance to some of the military's most sophisticated systems. The design expertise of Conolog was also expanded to commercial applications for AT&T (News - Alert), Dow Jones and other wire services, as well as utilities and departments of transportation.
In 1980, Conolog Corporation acquired INIVEN, an electronics manufacturer making frequency shift keyed audio communications equipment. Under Conolog, INIVEN was expanded to include digital signal processing controlled FSK transmission protection communications for electric utilities and other products. The INIVEN division now manufactures a line of digital signal processing systems, including transmitters, receivers and multiplexers.
Moreover, INIVEN continues to enhance and add to its product line to include the latest technology.

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney