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AFLSimpleView™ Enables Optical Fiber and Connector Inspection


Spartanburg, SC and Lowell, MA – AFL is launching AFLSimpleView software for optical fiber and connector inspection. Fiber endface contamination is widely recognized as a key cause of network performance issues, outages and resulting costly truck rolls. AFLSimpleView permits technicians to use existing field-issued laptops as a fiber inspection system by simply plugging in a NOYES® DFS1 FiberScope. Such a system provides a 250µm Field of View, 1.0µm Optical Resolution and enables users to detect particles and scratches as small as 0.5µm.

“Our new AFLSimpleView application enables installers and activation crews to view high resolution endface images and quickly determine if cleaning is required,” explains Bill Thompson, Marketing Director at AFL’s Test and Inspection Division. “Documenting the as built or as found condition of network connections is now practical, quick and easy.”

AFLSimpleView software is compatible with Windows© XP and Windows© 7 operating systems and requires a single USB 1.1 port. The AFLSimpleView software is available as a free download from the

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AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, OEM, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting both the central office and outside plant areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Asia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit


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