Fibre Optic Cables can be terminated in two ways – either with connectors that can mate two fibres to create a temporary joint and/or connect the fibre to a piece of network equipment, or with splices which create a permanent joint between the two fibres. These terminations must be of the right style, installed in a manner that makes them have little light loss and protected against dirt or damage in use. No area of fibre optics has been given greater attention than termination. Manufacturers have over 80 styles of connectors and multiple ways to install them. There are two types of splices with multiple ways of implementing, however only a few types are used on most applications. Different connectors and splice termination procedures are used for singlemode and multimode connectors, so it is best to know what fibre will be needed before specifying connectors or splices. We supply all you need to make your own terminations.