AFL has released the FCC3 Debris Destroyer pen, a tool for cleaning fibre-optic connectors, and bare fibres in preparation for fusion splicing. In combination with wipes, tips and sticks, the pen works to remove end-face contaminants such as dirt, dust, oil and other debris, and eliminates electrostatic charge.
AFL has modified the LC version of its Poli-MOD patch and splice module to include an automatic shutter for increased dust protection. As LC connectors are inserted or pulled from the module, the shutter protects the contents from dust particles that may interfere with connections.
AFL has released two new optical time-domain (OTDR) modules for its Rogue modular test platform: the RG-2100 Quad 850/1300 multimode plus 1310/1550 nm singlemode OTDR and the RG-2100 Dual 1310/1500 singlemode OTDR. The new modules are ideal for verifying the installation of singlemode and multimode fibre networks.
Both modules may be installed in either the ROGUE compact cB1 base or the Rogue intelligent iB1 base. Both include integrated visual fault locator (VFL) and are available with optional integrated optical light source (OLS) and optical power meter (OPM).
AFL is introducing a new fibre-optic cable structure with proven performance to 300°C. Intended for long-term installation scenarios, the new high-temperature fibre-optic cable structure can be optimised to suit the environmental conditions that it will experience in service. Optical integrity up to 300°C has been validated via what the company describes as “unique processing of the fibres and cables” within its manufacturing facilities.
AFL has expanded its portfolio of fibre connector inspection products with the FOCIS Flex No Wireless (NW) version of its award-winning FOCIS Flex inspection probe. FOCIS Flex is a self-contained, tether-free, compact and handheld connector inspection probe. At the click of a button, FOCIS Flex auto-focuses, captures, centres and analyses end-face images to easily display, transfer or store pass/fail results within seconds.
Fibre-optic cable and accessories manufacturer AFL is introducing two new products at OFC 2017 in Los Angeles this week: its range of optical card edge and on-card assemblies, and Wrapping Tube Cable with SpiderWeb Ribbon (SWR) technology.
Test and measurement specialist AFL is expanding its Rogue family of modular test equipment with the introduction of the Rogue iB1 intelligent base. The Android-inspired Rogue iB1 Intelligent Base has a seven-inch resolution colour touchscreen with an icon-based user interface for superior ease-of-use, and is ideal for applications and locations where smart devices are prohibited.
AFL is launching an enhanced version of its FOCIS Flex, a self-contained, handheld connector inspection tool with a host of new features including a larger, brighter display as well as MPO multi-fibre connector inspection with auto-focus and pass/fail analysis.
At BICSI Winter 2017 in Tampa, Florida, test and measurement vendor AFL will demonstrate the Rogue modular test platform and aeRos cloud-based software, designed to work in harmony with the way fibre-optic networks are built, operated and maintained. Together these tools can make every aspect of the testing process more efficient, the company claims.
AFL says its new micro-tactical fibre-optic cable combines the ruggedness of military tactical cable designs with the ultra-high fibre density of AFL’s micro-cable technology.
Designed for rapid deployment in networks that require high mechanical performance specifications, AFL’s micro-tactical cable combines ruggedness with ultra-high fibre density. The military-grade cable withstands high tensile loads, severe crushing forces, repeated impacts and extreme temperatures.
Oleg Khaykin, CEO of Viavi Solutions, speaks candidly to Fibre Systems about how to compete in the challenging world of communications test and measurement
Hao Dong describes how innovative optical fibres and cabling could provide substantial benefits for connecting data centres across a wide range of distances
Richard Ednay considers whether fibre characterisation needs to be modified to suit modern optical communication systems that are likely to include coherent transmission
ECOC is the place to be to discover the latest technological and commercial innovations in optical components and networks. Here we highlight some of the exhibitors and events taking place in the exhibition hall.