Backbone: reliable fiber optic connections for essential transmission points

Malfunctions or failures in optical backbone networks are the nightmare of any network operator and can result in nerve-wracking and often costly repairs. Insertion loss, return loss and the ability to withstand high power densities are decisive criteria that should be considered when selecting the suitable connector.
 
Like the well-known Diamond E-2000™ connector, the F-3000™ contains many of the same well-known and appreciated product features making it ideal for critical backbone applications. Furthermore, the F-3000™ has recently been standardized as an LF3 connector according to IEC, ensuring mechanical compatibility with the LC connector.
 
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