The Light Brigade announces its new menu-based DVD, "Fiber Optic Splicing," the sixth release in its new Staff Development series. The DVD covers PAS, LID and fixed V-groove fusion splicers for ribbon, FTTH and premise applications. Also discussed are the various types and applications for mechanical splicing, such as access for testing fibers and cables, emergency restorations and premises applications. The professionally filmed lab and field footage and detailed graphics make this an essential tool for today’s splicer. Chapters include splicing applications, fiber preparation and cleaving as well as the techniques and theory involved in fusion and mechanical splices. The DVD also examines splicing in the outside plant and issues involved in splicing multimode and specialty fibers. The DVD also features student and instructor quizzes. Other features include: • The correct methods of preparing, cleaving, splicing and protecting optical fibers, and how to obtain optimum splice quality. • Fiber preparation for single-strand and ribbon fibers, from stripping the coating through the cleaning process. • Fusion splicing methods such as manual, LID, PAS and ribbon splicing.