I am Mike Venter, CEO of OptixSource - we provide fiber-optic consulting services to USA and International customers. We conduct market and technology research for optical product development, offer fiber characterization services, and create technical marketing materials. We source specialized fiber test equipment, accessories and optical components leveraging our industry knowledge and rich hands-on experience.
I have worked in network engineering, sales/marketing, and key management roles in the RF, microwave and optical telecom industry for over 35 years. Specializing in fiber test and measurement since 1989, I have accumulated extensive product development and practical field-testing experience, and I am well versed in multiple optical technologies (xPON, xWDM) including different fiber types and applications.
I am a Certified Fiber Characterization Engineer (CFCE) specializing in fiber inspection, bi-directional Loss and OTDR testing, including Chromatic Dispersion (CD), Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD) and spectral attenuation measurements. I have had the opportunity to train 1000s of engineers and technicians in different regions of the world, and its been a privilege to impart knowledge to both novices and experts.