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Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Introduces Cross-compatible Splice-on Connector

Feb 14, 2007 8:00 AM

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Sumitomo Electric Lightwave has introduced the Lynx CustomFit splice-on connector, which it claims is the industry's first fully integratable and cross-compatible splice-on connector enabling customized FTTH/FTTP, outside-plant, and inside-plant field terminations.

The Lynx CustomFit splice-on connector is fully compatible with an array of existing splicer and fiber holder brands, eliminating the need for customers to invest in specially designated splicer equipment, thereby reducing its cost of ownership, company representatives claim.

According to Sumitomo, the connector provides not only low cost of ownership for termination deployments, but offers numerous advantages over existing termination methods, namely pre-terminated jumpers and mechanical splices.

The method of termination provided by Sumitomo's Lynx CustomFit connector eliminates the guesswork in predetermining the length of pre-terminated jumpers required for a given application, allowing the field technician to customize the termination in the field, ensuring quick, accurate, and permanent connections, the company explains. Moreover, Sumitomo says, the use of the Lynx CustomFit connector eliminates the necessity and associated costs of maintaining an inventory of splice trays and varying lengths of pre-terminated jumpers.

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