Product News: Optics & Photonics
Handheld Fusion Splicer integrates active clad alignment system.
Press Release Summary:
March 24, 2010 - Designed to endure harsh operating conditions, RoHS-compliant FITEL® S153A has rubber pads for shock/impact resistance and is water/dust resistant to IPX2/IP5X. Protection sleeve shrink time is 25 sec with pre-heating mode, splicing requires 9 sec, and up to 200 splicing cycles can be performed on one charge of 2 built-in rechargeable batteries. Tool can splice telecommunication fibers such as SM/MM as well as bend insensitive fiber and ultra bend insensitive fiber.
Original Press Release
OFS Announces Commercial Availability of Its Active Clad Alignment FITEL® S153A Fusion Splicer to the North American Market
Press release date: March 22, 2010
-- Active clad alignment helps eliminate common errors.
-- Canopy design, durable metal body frame and rubber protection corners provide robust protection for demanding environmental conditions.
-- Fast splice (9 sec.) with low loss and fast heating (25 sec.).
-- 200 cycles (splicing and heating) with FITEL series battery configuration.
-- Available for ALL METRO/ LAN/ FTTx fibers including ultra bend insensitive fibers (e.g. EZ-Bend® fiber).
-- Splicer is compatible with the Seikoh Giken and Diamond splice-on-connector (SOC).
-- Easy maintenance - Toolless electrode replacement along with a mirror free alignment system.
-- Easy software upgrade via the Internet.
-- RoHS compliant. About OFS OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, optical fiber cable, FTTX, optical connectivity and specialty photonics products. Our manufacturing and research divisions work together to provide innovative products and solutions that traverse many different applications as they link people and machines worldwide. Between continents, between cities, around neighborhoods, and into homes and businesses of digital consumers we provide the right optical fiber, optical cable and components for efficient, cost-effective transmission. OFS' corporate lineage dates back to 1876 and includes technology powerhouses such as AT&T and Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent). Today, OFS is owned by Furukawa Electric, a multi-billion dollar global leader in optical communications. Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta) Georgia, U.S., OFS is a global provider with facilities in Avon, Connecticut; Carrollton, Georgia; Somerset, New Jersey; and Sturbridge, Massachusetts, as well as in Denmark, Germany and Russia. For more information, please visit www.ofsoptics.com.