1986 - Kingfisher Founded by Bruce & Rosmin Robertson in their garage in Victoria, Australia
1987 - Created World's First Handheld Laser source & Exported to USA, Japan, New Zealand
1987 - Long-range, multi-party Fiber Talk Set created, Won major contracts worldwide
1988 - World's First Fully Integrated Return Loss Meter, Won major contracts worldwide
1989 - World's First No warm-up Light Sources, Won major contracts worldwide
1991 - Moved out of garage, into a small factory based in Rowville
1992 - World's first handheld solid state VFL KI8000 series, using our own laser pig-tailing
1993 - Asia's first commercial in-house traceable Optical Calibration Laboratory
1994 - ISO 9001 Certification
1994 - Introduced 7xxx Series product framework
1994 - World's first fully automated handheld Attenuator (still the world's most accurate!)
1995 - Introduced 76xx Power Meters, offering the world's best accuracy (3%)
1996 - Industry's first 3-7 Year Warranty, 3 year calibration cycle
1996 - Telecom Australia (now Telstra) Export Endorsements (Entire Product Line)
1996 - Handheld Instrument control software KITS™ Introduced
1996 - World's first Cold Clamp™ (Patented)
1997 - Kingfisher Website Launched
1997 - Introduced Inexpensive Interchangeable Connectors (Patented)
1997 - Photonics Circle of Excellence Award - Cold Clamp
1999 - Dun & Bradstreet/Age - Business Award
2000 - OEM Alliance with Hewlett Packard/Agilent Technologies
2001 - Moved into custom-built factory based in Scoresby
2002 - Implemented demand forecasting & ex-stock delivery capability
2002 - Governor of Victoria Export Award
2002 - Austrade National Finalist
2003 - Survived .com bust
2003 - Introduced KI3xxx Series product framework with world's best battery life
2003 - Introduced KI3xxx Power Meter and Light Source
2003 - Simple Loss Test Set series Introduced
2004 - World's Fastest Real-time Two-Way Fiber Tester introduced
2005 - Added plastic fiber capability to Two-Way Fiber Tester
2005 - Traceable Loss & Power Calibration at CWDM wavelengths, offering the world's best accuracy (1%)
2005 - G2 Connector Introduced (Patented)
2005 - Inducted into Victorian Manufacturer's Hall of Fame
2005 - Victorian Photonics Network - Achievement Award
2006 - World's first Real-time Two-Way 4 Wavelength Fiber Tester
2006 - World's first .NET (XML) compliant reporting software KITS™ 3.03
2006 - Sprint-Nextel Supply (now known as KGP Logistics) contract signed
2008 - Launched KI 9000 range of budget, highly portable handheld optical testers
2008 - World's first Encircled Flux compliant light sources (released before EF spec!)
2010 - Launched FiberSafe Microscope with innovative optics for clarity and eye safety
2011 - World's first handheld test kits optimized for MPO ribbon fiber connectors
2011 - Launched KI 2600 range of premium handheld optical power meters
2012 - Launched KI 2800 / 2400 range of premium handheld optical power meters
2012 - Launched KI 2700 / 2300 range of optical loss test sets
2015 - Moved factory to 720 Springvale Road, Mulgrave 3170
2015 - Launched world's first handheld POF Variable Optical Attenuator
2016 - World's first Loss Test Reporting Solution accepted by all major industry sectors
2016 - World's first 16/32 Fiber MPO Test Solution
2017 - Launched range of improved POF Testers

Certifications

ISO 9001 (since 1994) - click here for most recent certificate

Kingfisher products have a multitude of certifications. Please contact a distributor for other certifications relevant to your region.

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