Where copper cabling uses electricity to transmit signals from one end to another, fiber optics use light pulses to accomplish the same purpose. The fiber optic cable is made of a transparent glass core surrounded by a mirror like covering called cladding. Light passes through the fiber optic cable, bouncing off the cladding until it reaches the other end of the fiber channel - this is called total internal reflection.
Fibertronics offers A very reliable and dependable fusion splicer. Fiber Optic Pro-730 Core Alignment Fusion Splicer. This device is for use within several areas of fiber optic deployment, Premise (on site), OSP (outside plant), or FTTX (fiber to the subscriber) splicing. The PRO-730 fusion splicer is designed to work with all the popular fiber types and in all weather conditions. The dual axis view, reversible color monitor, and control panels on both sides of the unit assure splicer efficiency in just about any work environment.