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AFL’s FOCIS Flex Fiber Optic Connector Inspection System Receives 2015 Lightwave Innovation Award


Spartanburg, SC – AFL, a leading global fiber optics manufacturer and service provider, was acknowledged for its FOCIS Flex Fiber Optic Connector Inspection System during the 2015 Lightwave Innovation Awards. With a score of 3.5 in the Field Test Equipment category, the FOCIS Flex was recognized as an excellent product with technical features and performance that provides clear and substantial benefits to customers.

AFL’s FOCIS Flex is used to inspect fiber optic systems for dirty or damaged connectors during network installations, troubleshooting and maintenance as well as verify that connectors are clean and are operating at optimal performance levels. Additionally, the inspector system has one button that controls auto-focus and auto-centering, applies pass/fail rules, displays the image and pass/fail results, and wirelessly transfers the image and results via Bluetooth to a paired FLX380 or OFL280 FlexTester.

“The product breaks new ground with its wireless capability – making field use a very practical reality,” commented one Field Test Equipment judge.

The 2015 Lightwave Innovation Awards mark the second year of the optical communications technology recognition program. To participate in the program technology developers submit their products to be judged by professionals who are knowledgeable in the relevant technology or application. Awards are given before the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition, March 24-26 in Los Angeles, Calif., where AFL will be exhibiting in booth 412.

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AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, factory, 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 inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless 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, Asia and Australia. 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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