Fischer Connectors

Fischer Connectors (booth 3807) will highlight its rugged fibre-optic interconnects, a pre-cabled product designed for maximum link performance. The FiberOptic Series connectors are easy use, clean and maintain even in harsh environments, making them ideal for many demanding applications like energy, sensing, medical devices, defence and security, broadcast, telecom and transportation.

Fischer’s FiberOptic Series features high-end butt joint technology, and comes in singlemode and multimode variants with UPC or APC polishing. Rated to IP68 (mated) and IP67 (unmated), they offer unmatched protection against water, with a removable mono-block mate adapter. Body styles include a full fibre-optic version with one, two or four optical channels, and hybrid option with two fibre channels and two electrical contacts.

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Systems vendors are using intelligent software to squeeze more performance from optical networks. Pauline Rigby reports on developments at OFC 2017