The device includes a fiber optic cable, a transponder, a panel, an antenna, and a transceiver. The transponder is attached to a fiber optic connector of the fiber optic cable. The antenna is positioned adjacent to the panel. The transceiver is electrically connected to the antenna, the transceiver is able to activate the transponder thus enabling the transceiver to read the information deposited with the transponder. Information deposited with the transponder can include information related to the length of the fiber optic cable, information related to the industrial standard to which the fiber optic connector conforms, information related to the predetermined optical fiber grade of the optical fiber of the fiber optic cable, information related to the specific purchase date of the fiber optic cable, or information related to the warranty of the fiber optic cable.