NFOC Conference Guide

NFOC 2015

NFOC is the most comprehensive fiber optic, telecommunications, broadcast, and broadband technologies conference of its kind, attracting world-class manufacturers, distributors and industry professionals from across the nation! For 2015, NFOC’s size and scope has expanded into broadcast and broadband technologies.

Broadband Boulevard The Path to Enlightenment

What do these technologies all have in common? An insatiable appetite for broadband!

The focus of this year’s NFOC is Broadband Boulevard. Our exhibit floor will take you down the path of enlightenment as it reveals the new broadband technologies that are enabling businesses and communities to operate more efficiently.

For example, more fiber optic backbones will be put into place to support new wireless technologies. These include Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), which will support mobile communications among people as well as between devices and machines.

Broadcast Central New for 2015!

NFOC’s size and scope have expanded to include the broadcast industry! Today’s broadcasters transmit high definition TV programs (HDTV), and rely on the image clarity provided by fiber optic cabling to interconnect cameras and production equipment.

TV broadcasters are also vital communication links that provide up-to-date emergency information to residents and first responders in disaster situations.

Come to the NFOC and learn about latest equipment being used by broadcasters to ensure optimum reliability and performance. These include the latest studio monitors, editing equipment, control panels, cameras, connectivity equipment and more. FIS Blue, Inc. will be on hand to demonstrate the advantages of fiber optic cabling, expanded beam connectors, and other solutions for achieving top quality broadcasts from the field as well as the production studio.


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Exhibitor List

Allied Fiber
America Ilsintech
American Polywater Corp.
Artel Video Systems
Brit Video Systems
Cayuga Community College
Channell Commercial Corporation
Com Tech, Inc.
ComStar Supply
Concord Comm. / Viavi Solutions
Connection Point
Core Telecom Systems
Corning Cable
Corning Optical Communications
Custom Cable
Custom Calibration Solutions, LLC
Dig Safely New York, Inc.

Energy Efficient Products
ET Precision Optics Inc.
Fermer Precision
Fiber Connections Inc.
Fiberguide Industries
Fiber Instrument Sales, Inc.
FIS Blue
FIS Services
Fischer Connectors
Fluke Networks
F. M. Valenti, Inc.
FOR-A Corporation of America
Forced Guided Relays
Fujitsu Network Comm.
General Machine Products Co.
Greenlee Communications
Hanson Directory
HB Communications
Henkles & McCoy
JF Tech Inc.
JVC Kenwood
Max L. Cowen (Safety Apparel)
Modern Enterprise

Molding Solutions Inc.
Morgan Hill Marketing
Network Technology Solutions, Inc.
OFS Optics
PD-LD, Inc.
Power & Tel
Preformed Line Products
RepCom International
Robert H. Owermohle, Inc.
Ross Video
Seikoh Giken USA
The Light Connection
US Conec
Visual Technologies
WCNY/scitech Now
William Frick & Company
WKW Associates

nfoc 2015 Featured exhibitors

Fiber Instrument Sales

Fiber Instrument Sales - Event Host
“FIS” has delivered fiber optic products world-wide since 1985. As a full-line distributor and manufacturer, FIS maintains one of the largest product inventories in the industry. From engineering specialty fiber optic components, to equipment rentals, to its highly-acclaimed customer training through FIS University, FIS and its highly trained sales staff are nationally and internationally recognized as the fiber industry’s “premier problem solvers.”


Anritsu - Platinum Sponsor
Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments, as well as operation support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.

The Light Connection

The Light Connection - Gold Sponsor
TLC has over 20 years of industry experience in manufacturing high quality fiber optic cable and tubing for a wide range of applications including data center and building premise cable installations. One of TLC’s key areas of expertise is producing interlocking armored cable, which when utilized eliminates the need for traditional cable ductwork thus saving installation time and expense. TLC utilizes Corning fiber in its manufacturing processes, and in addition to its extensive on-hand inventory, will design and manufacture a cable to customer specification.


3M - Gold Sponsor
The 3M Network of Networks is a world leader in communication technology, connecting products, people and companies by harnessing the power of more than 45 technology platforms to create customer-centric innovations. From FTTX to xDSL to Wireless. The Network of Networks connects smart grids to smart phones, wind farms to server farms, greenfield to brownfield, wireline to wireless and customers to their goals. To get the Network of Networks working for you, visit


EXFO - Silver Sponsor
EXFO is a leading provider of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireless and wireline network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecom industry. The company offers innovative solutions for the development, installation, management and maintenance of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks. EXFO has a staff of approximately 1600 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000 telecom customers worldwide.

WCNY - scitech now

WCNY - scitech now - GOLD Sponsor
SciTech Now will tell the stories of advancements in technology, science, and many other fields that could shape our future in amazing new ways. How the show is made is also innovative. The half hour show is comprised of multiple segments that originate from PBS stations, including WCNY, in a collaborative network that stretches across the country.


Corning - Bronze Sponsor
Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Spanning a broad range of end-to-end fiber and wireless solutions for communications networks, Corning Optical Communications forms the backbone that connects businesses, homes, and people around the globe.


AFL - Bronze Sponsor
Our exceptional products, innovative solutions and engineering expertise make connections possible. AFL provides industry-leading solutions, products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, OEM, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting central office, outside plant, wireless and enterprise areas.

Whether you need to build a network, upgrade your broadband system, expand a central office or connect a campus through fiber optics, AFL connects you with the solutions that fit your every need.

FIS Blue

FIS Blue - Broadcast Headline Sponsor
FIS Blue is the premier manufacturer/supplier of fiber optics with broadcast and military harsh environment applications. Our employees have decades of experience meeting the needs of broadcasters for specialized cabling and connectivity equipment.

Over the years, FIS Blue has earned the trust of all major broadcast networks as well as U.S. and Canadian Government agencies. FIS Blue has been awarded its own GSA contract number to facilitate the growing number of U.S. government contracts being awarded to the company. FIS Blue’s product line includes cable assemblies that can withstand rough handling and harsh outdoor environments, which are typical of both broadcasting and military applications.

Custom Cable

custom cable - Sponsor
Custom Cable is a full service provider of network and connectivity products and services. As a “vendor agnostic” strategic partner, Custom Cable focuses on customer driven solutions and support. We dedicate our resources to manufacture products to the highest standards and to install and maintain networks to meet our Customer’s requirements for performance, reliability, price and time frames.

Custom Cable has two operating divisions, AD (Assembly Division) and NSD (Network Services Division). Our business model is to deal direct with our Customers and deliver the highest quality and service. We are committed to our Missions and Values to earn the right to be your preferred vendor.

Visual Technologies

Visual Technologies - Sponsor
Visual Aid Equipment Corporation was established in 1954 by Ewald Maas. Fifty years ago, the audio visual market was no more than filmstrip projectors, screens and audio cassette players. In 1981 Visual Aid Equipment was purchased by David J. Foor. Since that time our inventory has been continuously expanded and updated so now we can provide you with the most technically advanced equipment offered by the industry.

In 1996 we changed our name to Visual Technologies Corporation. Why the name change? There’s a simple explanation. We’ve outgrown our name… we’re so much more than visual aid equipment now. We are your complete source for multimedia technology. We have equipment as diverse as slide projectors to data projectors…audio cassette players to auditorium sound systems…camcorders to non-linear video production systems. Our services include more than just sales - we also rent, lease, consult, service, and stage.


DASpedia - Partner
DASpedia is conceived and created to facilitate connections and interchange within the various segments of the DAS & Small Cell community: from designers, engineers, technicians and their support teams to suppliers and manufacturers and everyone in between. It is a place to share your ideas, meet talented individuals, research new products/technology, discover new opportunities and keep up-to-date with the current happenings in the wireless world.

NFOC 2015 Learning Sessions

Track 1 - Instrumentation - Cypress Room A


Fluke Session - TBD
(Presented by: Roland Schlehuber, Fluke Networks)


RRH Inst. Accept Testing per VZW and AT&T
(Presented by: Jeff Heath, RF Accessories)


Testing & Qualifying The Fiber to Support Today’s High Speed Services
(Presented by: Larry Crossett, EXFO)


Utilizing SMPTE Test Set
(Presented by: FIS Blue)




Track 2 - Fiber Basics - Cypress Room B


Polishing: Single Fiber
(Presented by: Gerita Milam, Seikoh Giken)


Polishing: Multi Fiber
(Presented by: Gerita Milam, Seikoh Giken)


Bonding and Grounding
(Presented by: ERICO, Inc.)


Cypress Room B


Broadcast Equipment
(Presented by: TBA)

Track 3 - Tech Trends - Cypress Room D


So What Is DAS?
(Presented by: Soyola Baasan, DASpedia)


Fiber Restoration, Lessons Learned
(Presented by: Mark Borte, DANC)


A New Look at ADSS Hardware
(Presented by: Hubbell Power Systems and Comtec Sales)


Wifi Testing
(Presented by: Viavi Solutions)

"Next Utility" Today's In-Building Solutions - In Cypress Room B
(Presented by: Patrick Lau, Commscope)


Data Analysis for Service Providers & WiFi
(Presented by: Edward Mihok, CCI Systems)

Track 4 - Best Practices - Cypress Room E


Decreasing Your Construction Footprint While Increasing Your Fiber Capacity
(Presented by: Dura-Line and Comtec Sales)


Underground Facilities Damage Prevention
(Presented by: Jimmer Flint, Dig Safely New York)


Cypress Room E


Rural Broadband Initiatives
(Presented by: David Wolf, DANC)


Leveraging Strategies for the Telco Market
(Presented by: Anthony L. Vennero, DM, MBA, Potentia Mgmt. Group)

NFOC 2015 Keynote Speaker

David Salway
Mr. David Salway serves as the Executive Director of the New York State Broadband Program, and as the chief broadband advisor to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, he is responsible for increasing economic and social opportunities for New Yorkers through universal broadband deployment.

Under Mr. Salway’ s direction, more than $70 million in state funding has been allocated for broadband expansion into underserved communities, counties and regions across New York State. Additionally, Mr. Salway aided in the strategy development of the New NY Broadband Grant Program – a $1 billion program designed to ensure every New Yorker have access to high-speed broadband by 2019. The New New York Program is the largest and most ambitious public investment in universal broadband deployment in the country.

With more than 25 years in the broadband, technology, and telecomm industries, Mr. Salway is well-known and highly respected among his peers. In addition to his position as Executive Director of the NYS Broadband Program, Mr. Salway also served as the Executive Director of the NYS Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO) as well as the the Enterprise Customer Service Director for a Fortune 500 company.

Mr. Salway is the Chair of the NYS Broadband Availability and Adoption Task Force Committees, a member of the Public Safety Spectrum Trust Operator Advisory Committee and the State Connectivity and Broadband Committee at NASCIO.

Mr. Salway received his Bachelor’s Degree from the State University of New York in Albany, New York.