July 2014 Meeting: QPC Fiber

It’s quite possible you don’t know as much about fiber optic transmission of data as you think you do. Like every other technology, fiber is a moving target and there have been several advances in the past decade.

As luck would have it, we have experts in the neighborhood. QPC fiber from San Clemente will appear at our next SBE meeting Wednesday, July 9, at 12 noon at KGTV, 4600 Air Way, San Diego. QPC will buy lunch there in the cafeteria, then we’ll meet in a studio. Members and non-members are welcome.

Steve Wilkes of QPC will go over some current fiber terms and common industry fiber connector types. He’ll discuss expanded beam vs. physical contact pro’s & con’s, then give a live demonstration of the¬†practical limits of different types of fiber optic assemblies.

About QPC

QPC is a woman-owned small business located in San Clemente, California offering custom engineered fiber optic solutions for challenging environments. Since its founding in 1999, QPC has been a leader in providing the highest quality fiber optic products and services to businesses and organizations worldwide.

QPC designs and manufactures a wide range of fiber optic connectors, cable assemblies, hardware and custom fiber optic solutions. QPC is focused on broadcast, military, aerospace, energy and medical industries.

All of QPC’s custom products are designed and manufactured in San Clemente, California.

About the Presenter

Steve Wilkes has held technical, management, and executive positions with Corning, Delphi Connection Systems, Fiberguide Industries, and QPC Fiber Optic. He has over 15 years of experience with fiber optics, with a focus on connectivity. Steve started his career as a Field Engineer with Corning, Inc. and built a valuable hands-on foundation on working with fiber. He went on to lead Delphi’s (formerly Hughes Aircraft) military / aerospace connector division which specialized in ruggedized fiber optic connector systems. He later joined Fiberguide Industries where he ran global sales & marketing for their specialty photonics fibers and assemblies. Steve is now the President of QPC Fiber Optic, a leader in harsh environment connectors, fiber optic assemblies, hardware, and custom fiber optic products. Steve has a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Pepperdine University.