Fibres & Cabling

AFL introduces plenum tight buffered cable

AFL has introduced a new range of high-fibre-count indoor/outdoor plenum tight buffered cables. Designed to be ideal for campus environments, the helically-stranded design is available from 36 to 72 fibres. The sub-units and outer sheath contain a UV stabiliser and anti-fungus protection for use in outdoor applications.

Wireless splicing technology showcased by Fujikura at ECOC 2018

ECOC 2018 was the platform from which Fujikura Europe introduced the latest addition to its fusion splicer product line, the 41S.

By working wirelessly with the new CT50 fibre cleaver, the splicer improves installation time as well as cost. Designed for FTTX, data centre, LAN and access applications, the future-proof smart splicer has active v-groove alignment and boasts innovative features in a compact and robust package. It has been upgraded from its predecessor, the 22S, and can now deliver accurate core splice loss estimation.

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.
 

Sidewinder from AFL eases tactical fibre deployment

AFL has expanded its range of ground tactical fibre optics products for fast deployment with the Sidewinder Rapid Cable Deployment System.

The Sidewinder reel system is made from a high impact grade polymer that is also lightweight and easy to handle. The removable handle enables fast sidewinding action so that cable rigging can be accomplished rapidly, helping to ease the deployment of tactical fibre optic cables by reducing handling and set up time for portable deployment and retrieval in field conditions.

Prysmian Group enhances flexible ribbon technology

Prysmian Group recently rolled out two enhancements to its line of FlexRibbon products. This new line, which feature MassLink with FlexRibbon technology, is designed to support large-scale data centres operated by major companies worldwide.

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