AFL Receives Patent for FuseConnect Splice-On Connector System

Thu, 01/19/2012 - 5:49am

AFL announces that it has received a patent for "Spliced-on Connector System and Method, Splicer and Connector Holder for Producing the Same," patent number 8,043,013. AFL's FuseConnect fusion-splice field termination connector system utilizes a fusion splicer to terminate the connector in the field, addressing return loss concerns present in analog optical networks.

All connectors – the SC, LC, keyed LC, FC, ST and MPO – consist of a factory pre-polished ferrule. The field termination process eliminates polishing, adhesives and crimping in the field, minimizing the potential for operator error and expensive connector scrap. Cables types include 900 µm, 2 mm and 3 mm and polish types of UPC, APC and PC. The FuseConnect product line is ideal for connectorizations in RF-overlay FTTP networks, CATV backbone networks, outside plant, Fiber-to-the-Desk and MDU FTTP cabling; central office connector replacement; and data center installation.

AFL is a leading manufacturing of fiber optic cable, connectivity and equipment. AFL's extended portfolio of U.S. and international intellectual property (IP) complements Fujikura's, AFL's parent company, strong global IP position.

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Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor

January 19, 2012


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