Monday, February 16, 2015

New Suppliers at Comstar Supply for 2015

For more than 20 years, Comstar Supply firmly rooted its success by providing the materials at the heart of your network’s outside plant physical layer. We are pleased that you know us by those roots, and you may also like to know how we’ve grown.

We've added: AFL, JDSU, Jonard Tools, Greenlee Communications, Hoffman Networking, and Vericom Cabling & Communication Solutions

If you’re not already familiar with these lines, here is a breakdown of each one including some of their recent product developments.


Providing industry-leading solutions, products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, OEM, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets; as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid.
AFL 21S Fusion Splicer
Currently AFL is expanding their Fusion Splice offering to include an industry first: an active clad alignment fusion splicer. This new technology offers a high quality, affordable V-Groove fusion splice machine with the added precision of active clad alignment. The new 21S Fusion Splicer machine offers a reduced price point with high precision splices. Other recent advancements from AFL include the revolutionary Spider Web Ribbon, and many new additions to their Noyes test equipment line. Visit AFL online at


Offering a complete range of communications test and measurement instruments, systems, and software, together with the expertise to help businesses confidently improve the quality and efficiency of network operations while reducing cost and increasing customer satisfaction.

Our focus at Comstar Supply will assist private and public networks with their ever increasing field network testing demands as well as private network operators stay ahead of the next ITU standard with the most cutting edge test equipment. These cutting edge solutions from JDSU include the SmartClass™ family as well as the ever popular T-BERD® Modular Test Sets. Learn more about other industry leading network monitoring technologies at 

Jonard Tools

Perhaps no other tool manufacturer today works as aggressively to produce the tools that truly make a telecom technician’s job more safe, efficient and affordable. You can hardly blink and Jonard Tools has a new product release published. Some recent advancements include the RDT-18 Telescoping Fish Pole with the revolutionary magnetic cable holders, and the Magnespot Reference Point Locator. You can now shop for Jonard Tools online at For more information on Jonard Tools, visit them online at

Greenlee Communications

Behind Greenlee stands a reputation that many electricians and telecom technicians respect above all others. With recent brand acquisitions of Tempo, Sherman and Reilly and Paladin Tools, Greenlee has much more to offer today’s Fiber Optic Technician. These new product offerings include precise and affordable fiber optic fusion splicers and OTDRs. We are pleased to support the Greenlee family, and you can find more information at

Hoffman Networking

With more than 70 years of experience customizing network solutions for the world’s leading providers, Hoffman has more than 12,000 standard products to choose from for your specific application. With the brands Hoffman, Schroff, McLean Cooling and Taunus part of Pentair Protection Products, we can offer the most complete cabinet and rack solution for the headend as well as outside plant network enclosures. Contact us today for the latest copy of the Networking Specifier’s Guide, or visit to download the Guide.

Vericom Cabling & Communications Solutions

Vericom Global Solutions is an industry-leading manufacturer of Bulk Wire, HDMI cables, Lifecycle Products, Racks and Cabinets, TV Mounts & a multitude of other products ideally suited for distributors, operators, repair facilities and OEM suppliers. At Vericom we find affordability without sacrificing quality, and we are pleased to promote the Vericom line. You can shop for Vericom products at, or to find more information go to

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Comstar at WISPAmerica 2015

Comstar will be at the 3rd Annual WISPAmerica Expo in St. Louis. Hosted by the WISP (Wireless Internet Service Providers) Association,  WISPAmerica 2015 takes place from Monday, February 23rd to Thursday, February 26th and focuses on educational sessions featuring technical, regulatory, marketing and business topics which focus on wireless broadband.

Find Comstar at Booth #202

You be able to find Comstar Supply, Inc at Booth #202. Visit us to see the impressive array of products we offer to the wireless industry.

You can learn more about WISPAmerica at their website.

Comstar Supply is a stocking distributor serving Telecom, Utility, Electric and Fiber Optic Industries, supplying them with materials in a quick and cost-effective manner.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Configurable Products, only from Comstar Supply

One of our goals at is to make finding the right products for your construction project easier than it ever has been before. Traditionally, you would have to either look through a long spreadsheet of part numbers, or had to follow a confusing "Part Number Builder" and hope that you were ordering the right product.

To solve this, we have created the "Comstar Configurator", which allows you to order a product in the same way you might build your next home computer. You only need to find the basic product-- a Duct Rodder for example-- and from there you can choose from a dropdown menu the cut length and color. Only available and relevant options will be viewable, so gone are the days of long and confusing lists.

Currently the following products have have the Comstar Configurator available:
Is there something you wish was easier to order? Let us know!

Friday, February 6, 2015

The All-New Fujikura 21S Fusion Splicer

AFL Logo
Comstar Supply is offering AFL's latest fusion splicer, the powerful Fujikura 21S.

The 21S falls between fixed v-groove models (12S/19S) and the sophisticated core alignment model 70S. We want to focus on one major benefit of this new model that is really exciting; and a feature that field technicians frustrated by cladding misalignment alarms on other fusion splicing machines.

Active Cladding Alignment Capability

The Fujikura 21S key feature is its active cladding alignment capability, making it very tolerant to contamination. The 21S is equipped with movable X/Y v-grooves, eliminating splicing errors caused by dust and other contaminates.
This means technicians can spend less time worrying about the cleanliness of the v-groove, and still allow for FTTX contractors to get a high accuracy alignment without the need for a high end core alignment machine.

High end features at a mid-range price

Even beyond the active cladding alignment capability, The Fujikura 21S incorporates features typically found only in more expensive models.

This includes:
  • Removable sheath clamps allowing the use of fiber holders if desired. 
  • A large 4.7" monitor providing a crystal clear image, even in the brightest sunlight
  • An electrode life that has been extended to 3,000 splices
  • Comes with a dust, moisture and dust resistant rugged chassis for splicing in the most challenging environments
  • Its surprisingly small, and comes in a innovative transit case
  • Two camera observation system
  • Software updates via the internet
  • Long Battery Life: 200 splices/shrinks per charge


Ordering Information

We're really excited to have this amazing fiber optic fusion splicer available to order online. The Fujikura 21S is available in a couple of configurations, depending on which accessories you need.  Below we have links to order the various configurations of the 21S, or you can browse all of our fusion splicers.


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Raising Money for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

This past fall, Comstar Supply held the Earl S. Punchard CHOP Golf Invitational that generated a $105,084.79 donation to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). This Golf Invitational was in honor of our family member, friend, colleague, Vietnam War Veteran, and founder of Comstar Supply, Earl S. Punchard.
A special Thank You to everyone who took part in the first Quinquennial Earl S. Punchard CHOP Invitational. Thanks to the tremendous support from our Sponsors, Donors, Golfers and our Volunteers we were able to make the Earl S. Punchard CHOP Invitational a huge success.