Kingfisher International Company Profile

Our mission

Kingfisher's vision of simplifying optical communications testing is our contribution to advancing the information age. Our focus on practical, and easy to use products continues to lead the way in fiber optics today.

Our products

Our fiber optic test equipment leads the industry on ROI, performance, and flexibility. It is used for installation, certification, and repair of fiber optic networks across all sectors - telecommunications, 5G, LAN, FTTH, cloud (private, data-center, and hyper-scale), defense, industrial, and aerospace. We've added features to lower network installation cost and improve customer confidence in their network. Our testers are well loved by academics and professionals alike for their unparalleled reliability, accuracy, and precision.

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Founder's profile & history

Bruce Robertson obtained a BSc Hons in Engineering Science at Exeter University UK in 1979. Subsequently at the prestigious GEC Hirst Research Centre, he became the youngest R&D group leader, responsible for evaluating and experimenting with promising emerging technologies in the fields of fiber optics, test & measurement, semiconductor manufacture, sensors, robotics, defence and manufacturing. He then moved to Australia, and took on a role as an engineering consultant with an interest in optics, photonics, and electronics. Bruce & Rosmin founded the company in 1986, and Bruce developed the world's first handheld optical laser source for fiber optic testing. The couple were surprised at how well the product was received, and Kingfisher's reputation for driving precision, accuracy, practicality, and thoughtful design has preceded it ever since.

Kingfisher has received numerous endorsements from government and industry bodies. On July 2023, Kingfisher was acquired by Tempo Communications, a US-based company. Bruce remains active at Kingfisher, and Kingfisher remains an industry leader of handheld fiber test solutions. 

Our timeline of innovation and invention.

Our operations

ilac-nata Optical Accreditation

Kingfisher designs, develops, manufactures, calibrates, supports, and distributes from our secure facility in Mulgrave, Victoria, Australia.

We maintain an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited Optical Calibration Laboratory

Our quality management program conforms to ISO 9001 (non-externally audited) and, is core to our operational commitment to quality.

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Why "Kingfisher"?

Kingfisher birds, indigenous to almost every country, are revered for their responsive nature, agile maneuvering, sharp vision, compact power, and entrancing beauty. In Indigenous Australian culture, the Kingfisher is seen as a messenger bird, a symbol that resonates with our mission. We draw inspiration from their natural grace, speed, focus, versatility, and precision. We strive to mirror these qualities in our products. We chose the name and brand to remind us of the harmony, intuition, peace, and efficiency of the natural world, and to bring that forth in everything we do.

Kingfisher International is an Australian company registered in 1986.
As of 2023, we are owned by Tempo Communications, a US-based company.
We are not affiliated with any other companies bearing similar names.

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