Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave launches industry’s first MPO fusion splice-on connector

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, USA: Sumitomo Electric Lightwave announced the expansion of its Lynx2 CustomFit Splice-On Connector product line to include the industry’s first MPO fusion splice connector for customized, on-site, round cord loose tube cable and patch cord terminations.

The Lynx2-MPO addresses the connectivity demands for faster and easier terminations, upgrades, repairs and restorations, and cost savings required for data center, enterprise network, outside plant, OEM, central office, FTTx, and other fiber optic network applications. The Lynx2-MPO meets the connectivity needs of the network for greater optical fiber density and the scalability required for 40G and 100G transmission rates.

Sumitomo’s new Lynx2-MPO, MTP compatible, loose tube fusion splice-on connector is also the industry’s first non-mechanical MPO field installable connector. The Lynx2-MPO is compliant with EIA/TIA-604-5, also known as FOCIS 5 and IEC-61754-7. This 12-fiber connector completes full terminations in less than 5 minutes, including a streamlined ribbonizing process. The connector is offered in both genders and includes the outer housing, MT ferrule sub-assembly, rear housing with boot, and spring mechanism. Combining the reliability of the fusion splice with the factory tested MPO connector, the Lynx2-MPO for loose tube exceeds industry average performance.

Like Sumitomo’s industry-first Lynx2-MPO for optical ribbon fiber, the Lynx2-MPO for round cord loose tube applications allows the technician to make permanent terminations with the exact cable length for fast and easy installations and upgrades at the work site. The on-site customization facilitated by the Lynx2 connectivity method eliminates the risk of shorts and slack, and the logistic delays associated with preterminated cables and pigtails.

Unlike preterminated cable that requires factory return for repair, the Lynx2-MPO splice-on process also expedites repairs and restorations on-site with quick connector replacement. From an environmentally green perspective, the Lynx2-MPO eliminates waste and the excess slack of preterminated cable that may restrict air flow in data center and central office racks and panels, while preserving valuable space in other network applications.

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