Splice Shelves suit high-density applications.

Press Release Summary:

HRC Shelves accommodate up to 288 fibers and are utilized where splicing within rack or frame is preferred. They are available in 72, 144, 216, and 288 configurations for individual fiber splicing. Higher density capacity can be achieved by using mass fusion splicing within shelf. Shelves can be used as stand-alone units, or can be stacked with other interconnect optical cross connect shelves.

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FONS Introduces Family Of Rack Mount Splice Shelves


Northborough, MA - FONS Corporation, a leading provider of fiber optic components and interconnect solutions, introduces the HRC series rack mount splice shelves, the newest addition to its broad line of fiber management products for high-density applications. FONS' new HRC splice shelves were featured, along with the company's complete line of fiber management systems, at the Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC) 2002, in Anaheim, California, on March 19-21.

FONS' newly released fiber splice shelves, accommodating up to 288 fibers, are utilized where splicing within a rack or frame is preferred. These modular shelves facilitate splicing within a minimum of rack space, providing optimal fiber density in the most compact and efficient housing. Splice shelves are available in 72, 144, 216 and 288 configurations for individual fiber splicing, and higher density capacity can be achieved by using mass fusion splicing within the shelf. All of these options allow for a variety of splice configurations to meet any customer applications. These shelves can be used as a stand-alone unit or can be stacked with other interconnect optical cross connect shelves.

For loose tube, tight buffer, and other applications which require extra slack fiber storage, FONS' enhanced HRC high-density splice unit facilitates the splicing process to enhance cable management, housing up to 144 individual fiber splices in a compact 5-inch high unit.

For additional information about FONS' high-density products or any of the FONS' fiber distribution, component, or connectivity products, call 1-800-366-7995 or check our website at www.fons.com.

About FONS Corporation (www.fons.com )

Founded in 1992, Fiber Optic Network Solutions (FONS) Corporation designs and manufactures a complete line of passive fiber optic components including traditional fiber management and connectivity product lines, as well as fused and micro-optic technology based optical components and modules, for single-mode and multi-mode applications. Its broad range of products include traditional fiber optic components such as cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, patch panels, attenuators, pre-wired rack and wall mounted enclosures and frames, as well as optical components including splitters, taps, WDMs and DWDMs. The company's blue chip customers include service providers, cable television companies, competitive local exchanges and local area networks for data applications. FONS also specializes in the design and manufucture of customized fiber optic management subassemblies, modules and sub-systems for network equipment manufacturers on an OEM basis.

More information about FONS is available at the company website: www.fons.com

FONS Corporation

30 Forbes Road

Northborough, MA 01532


Company contact: Diane O'Keefe, Director of Marketing Communications

30 Forbes Road, Northboro, MA 01532 - 800-FONS-995 - Fax 508-393-3657 www.fons.com

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