Compact Fusion Splicer requires 35 mm fiber length.

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Promoting automatic splicing with one hand, FITEL® S121S splicer has built-in fiber holder that eliminates need for special preparation with 250 and 900 µm single fibers. Unit stores data on estimation loss, inspection data, and date for up to 1,000 splices. Information can then be transferred to computer using dc adapter. Suited for FTTx and LAN installations, compact canopy requires 35 mm fiber length on one side.

Original Press Release:

Furukawa Electric Introduces Ultra-Compact FITEL Fusion Splicer; Cuts Fiber Length for Splicing Requirement in Half

The Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd. (FEC), pioneer of the industry's first true hand-held fusion splicer, announced the introduction of a new FITEL(R) ultra compact S121S splicer this month. The unit features a new, more compact canopy that reduces the fiber length required for splicing by 50 percent.

FEC developed and introduced the first mini hand-held fusion splicer for single fiber (S121A) in March 2003 to meet the need for simple, cost-effective drop installations for FTTx and LAN premise applications. FEC then introduced the S121M for splicing up to 4-ribbon fiber in October 2004.

The compact size and lightweight body of the S121 series - just one-third the size of standard portable splicers -- enables high-quality, automatic splicing in one hand. In addition, splicing is faster due to the exclusive built-in fiber holder, which eliminates the need for special preparation with 250um and 900um single fibers.

FEC's design of a more compact canopy for the S121S shortens the required fiber length on one side from 70mm to 35 mm. The result is a more powerful splicing unit on site for FTTx and LAN installations where fiber length is often very short.

Like the S121A and S121M, the S121S provides comprehensive data storage including estimation loss, inspection data and the date for up to 1,000 splices. This data can be transferred to computer using a DC adapter.

About Furukawa Electric

The Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd. is a $7 billion global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of fiber optic products, electronics components, power cables, nonferrous metals, and other advanced technology products. Its fiber optic product offerings include a full range of core alignment and mass fusion splicers and related splicing tools and equipment. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Furukawa Electric operates facilities in United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, United Kingdom, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Asian countries.

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