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AFL Receives Six Technology Patents

The six patents were received over the last quarter for connectivity, test and inspection, and fiber optic cable technologies.

AFL Launches Solo HD™ Compression System

This one-die system uses an innovative core gripping system that ultimately cuts installation time in half.

AFL Associates Donate $494K to Communities Worldwide

This year’s campaign culminated with a $494,000 donation to organizations around the world including in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Mexico.

AFL and SENKO Enter into a License Agreement for the SN® Connector

AFL and SENKO Advanced Components, Inc. (SENKO) announce the signing of the SN Technology Transfer and Patent License Agreement for SN Connectors and Adapters.

AFL Honored with 2020 CI&M Gold Innovators Award

The Fujikura 90S fusion splicer was recognized among the best in the industry by the 2020 Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards.

AFL Launches NodeFLEX™ Bendable Cable Assembly

NodeFLEX is a universal, flexible node cable assembly that features a bendable rubber boot with integrated steel rods which hold the cable in place up to 90° after flexing.

AFL Expands FlexScan® Family with New One-Touch Optical Troubleshooter

The new FlexScan TS100 is an optical troubleshooter that puts the power to identify, locate and resolve last mile network issues in the pocket of frontline field technicians.

AFL’s Fujikura 90R Mass Fusion Splicer Receives 4.0 Diamond Rating

The Fujikura 90R Mass Fusion Splicer was recognized among the best in the industry with rating of 4 diamonds by the 2020 Broadband Technology Report's Diamond Technology Reviews.

AFL Enterprise Service Teams Recognized for Workplace Safety

Administered by the NC Department of Labor, AFL received three gold awards for safety.

AFL Associates Present $376,000 Campaign Donation to United Way of the Piedmont

With an abbreviated campaign over the summer and its recent extensive campaign in September, associates rallied in support of the local community.

AFL Spartanburg Manufacturing Facilities Awarded for Workplace Safety

The facilities receiving this award manufacture fiber optic cable, accessories and fusion splicers and operate in highly industrial environments.

Webinar: Fiber Routing Best Practices

Join Tom and a special guest from a Tier 1 ISP to learn proper methods and best practices for cable routing within fiber management systems.

AFL Issued 12 New Technology Patents

Patents were given for technology and developments in connectivity, fiber management, fiber optic cable, fusion splicing, test equipment and conductor accessory products.

AFL’s AccessWrap™ Installation Doubles Across Europe, Driven by Increased Bandwidth Requirements

The installation of AccessWrap has doubled over the past two month due to the increased need for broadband capacity exposed by COVID-19.

AFL Presents Two Naruse Academic Scholarship Awards

Scholarships were awarded to Andrew Lewis, son of Kristine Lewis, territory sales manager for AFL, and Kavya Patchipulusu, daughter of Prasad Patchipulusu, IT applications development manager.

Webinar: The Foolproof Way to Eliminate the #1 Cause of Fiber Optic Network Outages

Hosted by Tom DePaolantonio, the webinar will cover the consequences and cures for over 80 percent of network outages.

AFL Recognized by SC Chamber of Commerce for Safety

Recognition is based on the Lost Time Incident Rate recorded during the 2019 calendar year.

Light Brigade® Launches FTTH Remote Classrooms

FTTx Outside Plant Design and Certified Fiber to the Home Professional (CFHP) Remote Classroom courses have been added to Light Brigade’s training catalog.

AFL Champions Fiber Broadband Association, Women in Manufacturing Boards and Committees

Several associates are supporting both the Fiber Broadband Association and Women in Manufacturing, playing an active role to enhance both the fiber broadband market and the manufacturing sector.

Light Brigade® Launches Customizable Remote Training Options

The new Remote Classroom Sessions deliver personalized training in a convenient and essential live, online learning format.

AFL Engineering Team Designs 3D-printed Face Shields for Frontline Workers

Using 3D printing technology, more than 100 face shields have been sent to local hospitals, including Spartanburg Medical Center, Pelham Medical Center and another Upstate hospital, with more expected to be printed and dispersed.

AFL Introduces Glueless Ribbonizing Tool

The new tool saves time and money by eliminating inefficiencies such as glue cure time and contamination of splicing equipment.

AFL Marketing Executive Joins Fiber Broadband Association Women in Fiber Steering Committee

The Committee’s purpose is to share insight into professional development and discuss opportunities for women to achieve their full potential in the fiber optics field.

Light Brigade® Launches Online Fiber Safety Training

The course examines fiber specific safety concerns like working with sharp glass fibers, harsh chemicals in cleaners, adhesives and the tools used for preparing cables.

AFL Launches ROGUE® OLTS Certifier

The OLTS Certifier features a test port on each of the paired units that measures insertion loss, return loss and length bi-directionally to industry standards on MM or SM networks.



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