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.
Fibres & Cabling
OFS has added new options to its InvisiLight Optical Solutions portfolio, a system for fast and virtually invisible optical fibre installations inside indoor living units (ILUs) and multiple dwelling units (MDUs) in fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) applications.
The increasing importance of bandwidth for businesses has prompted Rosenberger Optical Solutions & Infrastructure (Rosenberger OSI), to start offering its data centre cabling infrastructure to the office and building cabling sector.
Rosenberger OSI’s new portfolio, under the brand name of PerCONNECT, combines planning and installation services with hardware to create comprehensive portfolio from one experienced supplier.
R&M, the Swiss developer and provider of cabling systems, is introducing the Netscale Blade Cabling Manager (BCM) to connect vertical and horizontal modular switches in cloud networks.
Cloud data centres are getting larger, and enterprises are embracing cloud networking for their private clouds. Modular high-density port switches are the building blocks for the modern cloud. The Netscale BCM is specially designed for modular high-density port switches and enables a reliable, flexible, and highly efficient cable infrastructure throughout the data centre.
Molex has developed a flame-retardant version of its Polymicro optical fibres. Molex Polymicro Flame-Retardant (FR) Optical Fibres meet the UL 94 V-0 flammability standard for component materials used in telecommunications and industrial applications where a low flammability rating is essential.
Connectivity specialist Huber+Suhner presented a high-performance E-2000 connector at ECOC 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden, this week. This premium fibre-optic connector with automatic metal shutters is suitable for more demanding optical network applications.
Fujikura Europe will be launching a new line of Bluetooth-enabled fusion splicers at ECOC 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden. These include the new core alignment single fibre optical fusion splicer, the 70S+, and the new twelve-fibre ribbon optical fibre fusion splicer, the 70R+.
The integration of Bluetooth allows the splicers to pair with the accompanying ‘Splice+’ smartphone application for easy control over settings, firmware and functionality. These smart splicers can detect cleave and strip condition, as well as monitor battery and power usage.
OFS has expanded the AccuRibbon DC fibre-optic cable product range to include fibre counts up to 864 – up from the current maximum of 432. These 100-per-cent gel-free ribbon cables will be available in dielectric and metallic/armoured versions.
The Sticklers fibre-optic cleaning line has expanded with the addition of the CleanWipes 640 optical-grade cleaning wipes. Engineered to deliver ‘perfectly clean’ at the lowest possible cost, the CleanWipe fabric is ideal for both cleaning fibre-optic connector end-faces as well as bare fibre prior to cleaving and splicing. The multipurpose wipe also perfectly clean lenses, mirrors, diffraction gratings, prisms and test equipment.
Harting has developed an expanded beam fibre-optic connector for providing high-bandwidth transmission in the harsh environments found in tunnel drilling and mining applications, where industrial Ethernet over fibre-optic cable is becoming the transmission medium of choice.
The long distances involved, together with the high bandwidths that are required, make the use of fibre-optic cable essential, but since optical interfaces are very sensitive to contamination, a rugged and more reliable solution has to be devised.
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.