Core Alignment Fusion Splicer has durable, portable design.

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Suitable for use with all Metro, LAN, and FTTx fibers, handheld S179 splices optical fiber splicing even under harsh environmental conditions. Portable machine, allowing 200 splicing cycles (splicing/heating) per battery charge, incorporates high propulsion motor (8 N), embedded NFC, smartphone compatibility, and shock/water/dust resistant body. While 4.3 in. wide LCD screen with touch panel fosters intuitive operation, proportionately wide splicing chamber facilitates optical fiber loading.

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Furukawa Electric FITEL® Launches S179 Core Alignment Fusion Splicer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- 2016 FTTH Connect Conference, Booth 306 -- Furukawa Electric and OFS are pleased to introduce the FITEL S179 Hand-Held, Core Alignment Fusion Splicer, which offers powerful performance and delivers fast and reliable optical fiber splicing even under harsh environmental conditions. By combining speed, precision, durability, portability and state of the art communication methods all in one unit, this fusion splicing machine opens the door to an entirely new range of applications. The FITEL S179 Fusion Splicer is completely suitable for use with all Metro, LAN and FTTx fibers, including ultra-bend insensitive fibers.

The FITEL S179 Fusion Splicer's large-capacity battery system helps save time by allowing 200 splicing cycles (splicing/heating) in one charge.  A 4.3-inch wide LCD screen with touch panel offers easy and intuitive operation and a proportionately wide splicing chamber makes optical fiber easier to load. For improved visibility in low-light conditions, 3 +1 LED lights illuminate the entire splicing chamber. A detachable left side V-groove makes cleaning and maintenance a breeze.

The user-friendly S179 Fusion Splicer was designed to meet the rigors of use in the field. While a substantially lower profile and lighter weight enhance portability, the splicer's canopy design and ruggedized body provide resistance to shock, water, and dust exposure. A powerful, high propulsion motor (8N) helps ensure stable splicing of even the most rigid indoor and drop cables. Internal battery charging, embedded Near Field Communication (NFC), and Smartphone readiness combine with other features to make the S179 one of the most powerful and user-friendly fusion splicing machines available today.

For a product demonstration and to learn more about the S179 Fusion Splicer, please visit OFS booth 306 at FTTH Connect June 13-15 at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee.

About Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.

Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. ( is an $11 billion global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of fiber optic products, network products, electronics components, power cables, nonferrous metals, and other advanced technology products. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Furukawa operates production facilities on five continents around the globe, including OFS in the U.S.A., Europe and China.

About OFS

OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, optical fiber cable, connectivity, FTTx and specialty photonics solutions.  Our marketing, sales, manufacturing and research teams provide forward-looking, innovative products and solutions in areas including Telecommunications, Medicine, Industrial Automation, Sensing, Government, Aerospace and Defense applications. We provide reliable, cost effective optical solutions to enable our customers to meet the needs of today's and tomorrow's digital and energy consumers and businesses.

OFS' corporate lineage dates back to 1876 and includes technology powerhouses such as AT&T and Lucent Technologies. Today, OFS is owned by Furukawa Electric, a multi-billion dollar global leader in optical communications.

OFS is an authorized distributor of FITEL products in the Americas.

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CONTACT: OFS PR Contact: Sherry Salyer, Public Relations OFS,, Phone: +1 (770) 798-4210

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