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36 Years Of Superior Fiber Optic Services And Products







Pearson Technologies Inc. has:

Developed optical fiber manufacturing capability (Times-Fiber Communications, Corning Inc.)

Developed optical cable manufacturing capability (Times-Fiber Communications, Whitmor Waveguides)

Developed optical cable assembly operations for three clients

Designed 200 fiber cables

Developed fiber and cable manufacturing equipment

Designed the first 50-fiber cable for plenum use (Strategic Defense Initiative Headquarters)

Designed 32 FO transmission systems

Designed and developed field installation equipment

Managed and performed field installations

Created more than 18 fiber optic training programs

Created 20 fiber optic training manuals

Made more than 540 fiber optic presentations

Provided support in 18 lawsuits

Trained more than 8900 in fiber optic communications



Pearson Technologies Inc. has:

Developed a profitable multi-million dollar cable and assembly business unit (Whitmor Waveguides)

Assisted fiber, cable, and connector companies in evaluation of potential entry into market

Assisted in evaluations of purchase of businesses

Conducted a confidential survey of reputation

Assisted companies in evaluation of market opportunities for products to be supplied to the fiber optic industry

Conducted the first market study of plastic optical fibers [POF]



Mr. Eric R. Pearson, CFOS/C/T/S/I has been active in fiber optics for 38 years, 36 as President of Pearson Technologies Inc. His consulting work, training work and publications have earned him an excellent technical reputation.

For 12 years [1995-2007], Mr. Pearson was a Director of the Fiber Optic Association. His responsibilities included development of the certification process and examinations. He has been recognized as an FOA Master Instructor.

For 15 years [1999-2014], Mr. Pearson was a BICSI Master Instructor and developer of FO110: Fiber Optic Network Design.

He is listed in: Who's Who Worldwide, Who’s Who of Business Leaders, Who's Who in Technology and Who's Who in California. He has written approximately 100 articles, reports, and presentations.  He is frequently quoted in fiber optic and related trade journals. From 1986-2002, he was a Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Fiberoptic Product News. 

Mr. Pearson has two degrees in Metallurgy and Materials Science: a Bachelor of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Science from Case Western Reserve University.



The Characteristics & Trends of the Non-Telco FO Product Market, 1986

Overview of the Non-Telco Optical Fiber Manufacturing Market, 1986

Profit Opportunities in the Fiber Optic Service Market, 1986

A Review of Non-Telco Optical Cable Market, 1986

Profit Opportunities in the Non-Telco Optoelectronics Market, 1986

The Non-Telco Fiber Optic Connector Market, 1986

Profit Opportunities in the Non-Telco Fiber Optic Transmission Market, 1986

A Practical Introduction to Using Fiber Optic Transmission, 1986

Proper Installation of Fiber Optic Connectors, 1986, a 100 “ video

The Economic Tradeoffs of Fiber Vs. Copper in Non-Telco Applications, 1986

Using Fiber Optics-Misconceptions and Realities, 1986

Designing Your Fiber Optic System for Less, 1989, 102 pages

The Decision Maker's Handbook to Practical and Hard-to-Find Fiber Optic Information, 1989, 118 pages, 29 tables, 17 figures

The Decision Maker's Guide to Designing Your Fiber Optic System, 1989,

"Reversing Harmful Trends in the Fiberoptics Industry", Mr. Eric R. Pearson,  Fiberoptics Product News, March/April 1986, p.28

"Choosing Fiberoptic Connectors," Mr. Eric R. Pearson, Fiberoptics Product News, September/October 1986, p.36-40

"Fiber-Optic Cos. Must Develop Range of Cost-Effective Products," Mr. Eric R. Pearson, Communications Week, 2/17/86, p.14

"Adding Fiber Optics to Your Business", Mr. Eric R. Pearson, Sound and Video Contractor, January 1987

"Adding Fiber Optics to Your Business", R.E.P., March 1988.

"Specifying Optical Fiber Cable Should Start With 3 Questions," Lightwave, October 1984, p. 15

"Choices in Cable: Specifiers Weigh Tradeoffs," Lightwave, 2/1985, p.16

"Fiber Myths," LAN Magazine, June 1987, p.20-21

"Fiber's Low Growth Rate," Data Communications, June 1986, p. 307-309

"The Practical Perspective", Fiberoptic Product News, 4/1988- 3/1989

"Practicalities: Tips on Using Fiber Optics", 10/1987-11/1988.

"Choosing Between ST and SMA Connectors", Connection Technology, February 1988, p.33

"Cost Comparisons of Fiber Optic Cable Designs", Connection Technology, April 1988, p.31

"The Impact of Fiber Choice on Cable Cost", Connection Technology, November 1988, p.40

Atlantic Tech,  monthly articles in March 1989 -April, 1990

Article on installation market, Lightwave Journal, June 1989

Article on adding installation to business for electrical contractors, Electrical Contractor, October 1991

How to Specify and Choose Fiber Optic Cables, 1991

How to Specify and Choose Fiber Optic Connectors, 1991

Editorials,  Fiberoptic Product News, March 1991 and May 1991

Testing article, Connector Technology, 9/91.

Business article, Electrical Contractor, 10/91.

“Seven Questions for Choosing Fiber Optic Training: A Guide to Getting the Most From Your Investment”, Cabling Installation and Maintenance, date unknown.

“Great News for Fiber Optic LANs: Part 1-The Small Form Factor Connector”, Electrical Contractor, two parts, date unknown.

“Eleven Factors Favor Fiber to the Desk”, Fiberoptic Product News, date unknown.

“The Electrician’s 10 Minute Guide to Fiber Optic Installation,” 2002

“Watching Fiber Optics is Like Being on the Beach, Fiberoptic Product News, date unknown.

“Reduced Installation Costs Can Result in Increaded Legal Costs,” Fiberoptic Product News, 11/98, p. 4.

Presentations at The Newport Conference on Fiber Optic Markets, Kessler Marketing Intelligence, 10/1986, 10/1989, 10/1999, Newport RI.

Presentation at The Corning Premises Conference, 10/12/00, Wilmington, NC

“Twisted Pair is Dead!”, Fiberoptic Product News, date unknown.

Understanding and Using Fiber Optics in Data Communications, 351 pages, 1990, + 2 revisions

Fiber Optics in Data Communications, 351 pages, 1991

The Executives Overview and Introduction to Fiber Optic Communications, 55 pages, 1992

How to Design Fiber Optic Systems, 53 pages, 1992

Choosing and Using Fiber Optic Cables, 66 pages, 1992

Choosing and Using Fiber Optic Connection Mechanisms, 75 pages, 1992

Hands On Fiber Optics, 333 pages, 1992

Fiber Optic Troubleshooting, 150 pages, 1993

Fiber Optic Network Design, 1994, + 2 revisions

Fiber Optic Network Installation, 1994, + 4 revisions

The Complete Guide to Fiber Optic Cable System Installation, 222 pages, 1997, Delmar Publishing




Fiberoptics Product News


Cabling Installation and Maintenance

Communications Week

Sound and Video Contractor


LAN Magazine

Data Communications

Connection Technology

Atlantic Tech

Electrical Contractor


Broadcast Engineering



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