Prior to launching FIS in 1985, Mr. Giotto was a mathematics teacher. His lifelong commitment to education is evident in the many instructional programs that he has made available to customers and the communications industry at large. These include:
The NFOC Communications Conference - Mr. Giotto founded the NFOC Communications Conference in 2008. Under his leadership, the annual event has grown in both size and scope. Today this “regional” conference is on a par with national conferences in terms of the educational opportunities it provides, as well as the service and amenities afforded by the conference facility and staff.
WaveLengths Magazine - As an NFOC attendee you will be pleased to know that your access to great information doesn’t end when the conference is over. Attendees receive a free subscription to WaveLenghts Magazine, which provides how-to articles relating to fiber optics, wireless and copper-wire networks. The acclaimed magazine is read by more than 10,000 industry professionals.
FIS University (FISU) - Provides fiber optic training to more than 2,000 students annually. FISU trainings are held in over 30 cities across the U.S. and Canada and also at the company’s Brightside training facility in the Adirondacks.
Fiber Optics 1 and 2 Course - This two-day training course provides hands-on instruction in the use of fusion splicers, OTDRs and other key equipment used for connectorization and testing.
Fiber To The X (FTTx) Course - Covers “last mile” installations that extend fiber optic service to homes, businesses, apartments, condos, schools, and more. This one-day course explains the differences between the various types of fiber-fed access networks and the advantages in deploying each. The Fiber I, Fiber II and FTTx courses provide BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs). Also available are ETA certification and Splice-On Connector certification.
E-Training - FIS offers an online course on Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). DAS is an essential component of Public Safety Communications, which is a growing sector of the wireless industry. The training covers types of DAS, in-building wireless infrastructure, layered Wi-Fi deployments, wireless trends and more. The two-hour course is presented in conjunction with DASpedia.
How To Videos - FIS has produced dozens of instructional videos that provide how-to information on a wide range of topics involving network testing and termination.
Communicator Newsletter - The company’s monthly newsletter includes how-to articles, buyers guides, info graphics, reference charts and more.
R.I.T.A. (Remote Interactive
Technical Assistant.) - When one-on-one training is
required, technicians can order R.I.T.A. shipped to their
place of business.
Through R.I.T.A.’s camera, FIS tech support staff can watch as technicians operate equipment and guide them through correct procedures. It’s like having your own personal instructor.
Interactive Website - Provides access to a wealth of information including product descriptions, white papers, spec sheets, technical articles and more. The website includes “Live Help” and “Ask the President” features that provide personal assistance when required.