Fibres & Cabling

PRODUCT

Fujikura Europe launches smart fusion splicers

Fujikura 70S+ fusion splicer

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.

PRODUCT

Sticklers CleanWipes 640 cleans duplex connectors with one pass

Sticklers WSC640 ClearWipes

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.

PRODUCT

Harting unveils expanded beam fibre-optic cable assembly

Harting expanded beam connector

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.

PRODUCT

R&M launches compact fibre distribution housing

R&M KombiModule

R&M, the Swiss provider of cabling systems for network infrastructure, is adding new options for equipping fibre-optic distribution racks and cabinets. Distributor housings are now available in two sizes compatible with standard 19-inch racks and cabinets.

The KombiModule comes as five units (5U) or 10 units (10U) high, to provide more options when building distribution sites for large networks. The 5U version is new to the range and offers space for up to 288 plug or 576 splice-only connections, while the 10U model can accommodate up to 576 plug or 1152 splice connections.

PRODUCT

AFL develops high-temp fibre-optic cable structure

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.

SUPPLIER

Hellerman Tyton

Founded in 1988, HellermannTyton Data Ltd is an established leader in the design, development and manufacture of innovative network infrastructure solutions for both LAN and WAN environments. The company offers a broad range of quality, high performance structured cabling products including Deca10, the Category 6A solution; the unique pre-terminated, ‘plug & play’ RapidNet™ system; iD DCIM; and a full range of market leading closures for Broadband applications incorporating the patented Cablelok™ mechanical seal.

Pages

Feature

Oleg Khaykin, CEO of Viavi Solutions, speaks candidly to Fibre Systems about how to compete in the challenging world of communications test and measurement

Feature

Hao Dong describes how innovative optical fibres and cabling could provide substantial benefits for connecting data centres across a wide range of distances

Feature

Collaborative initiatives are seeking to bridge the gap between small- and large-scale production of photonic integrated circuits, finds Andy Extance

Feature

Optical networks are playing an increasingly important role in the distribution of precise timing signals and synchronisation with sub-microsecond accuracy. Michael Ritter explains