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Panduit OptiCam 2 simplifies fibre cabling termination

Panduit EMEA has introduced the OptiCam 2 fibre termination tool, offering simple to use, ‘right-first-time’ termination together with an instantly calculated and accurate insertion loss value. This new tool will provide installers with a fast and reliable fibre termination system which improves productivity by reducing install time and scrap, as well as decreasing cable re-work.

The OptiCam 2 provides the installer a step by step visual guide, using a large LCD screen to display clear information. The three step prompts and on-screen visuals ensure the installer is confident the field fibre and fibre stub are in alignment before camming. With its clean, ergonomic design and symmetrical layout it offers clearly identified self-aligning and reversible connector cradles, designed for the style and type of connectors used. It also offers right or left-handed termination in both handheld and bench top set-up to improve usability.

Stuart McKay, senior business development manager, Panduit EMEA, said: “The OptiCam 2 is a game changer for fibre installation, and with the increase in fibre connection in the enterprise and data center for east-to-west applications, this tool provides installers a massive benefit in respect of being the first tool on the market to terminate and provide a calculated insertion loss value.”

The tool offers a companion mobile app, which mirrors the tool’s display screen whilst it collects predefined data sets, such as user name, client ID, sequential connector numbering with time/date stamp and insertion loss values. This data can be used by project managers for client project documentation.

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