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Tools and Parts Required for Integrating an Operational T640 Router with the TX Matrix Router


To connect the TX Matrix router to an operational T640 router, you need the following tools and parts:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

  • Small slotted screwdriver, at least 4 in. long (for the fiber-optic array connectors)

  • One fiber-optic array loopback connector for testing T640-SIBs

  • 2.5-mm ball hex driver for the fiber-optic array loopback connector

  • Dust-free resealable plastic bags for temporary storage of fiber-optic array adapter dust covers

  • Dry cloth cleaning tool for cleaning optical components

    Use a dry cloth cleaning tool, such as USConec's In-Bulkhead-Connector (I.B.C.) Cleaning Tool (see Figure 1).

    Figure 1: Cleaning Tool and Adapter
    Cleaning Tool and Adapter

    You can order the dry cloth cleaning tool (part number 8037) and cleaning adapter (part number 8485) from REALM Communications Group. Call 408-203-5956.

  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding wrist strap