Patent Number: 8,797,518

Title: Identifiable visible light sources for fiber optic cables

Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a method including generating a plurality of identifiable visible light sources having at least one constant visible light source and at least one oscillating visible light source and selectively applying, such as one at a time, at least two identifiable visible light sources among the plurality of identifiable visible light sources to a fiber optic cable strand in order to remotely test a fiber optic cable having a plurality of strands including the fiber optic cable strand. Other embodiments are disclosed.

Inventors: Smith; Bryan (Cullman, AL), Bartlett; Max (Alpine, AL), Shrove; Michael L. (Oakman, AL)

Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.

International Classification: G01N 21/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018