AFL FlexScan® OTDR FleXpress™ Software Honored with 4.0 Diamond Award

Lowell, MA and Spartanburg, SC – AFL, a leading manufacturer of fiber optic system solutions, was honored with a 4.0 Diamonds award from the Diamond Technology Reviews for its FleXpress Fast OTDR Test Mode for FlexScan OTDRs. The Diamond Technology Reviews by Broadband Technology Report recognizes innovation in technology and is judged by a panel of executives from various operators.

“AFL is honored to once again be recognized for innovation which truly benefits our OTDR customers,” stated Michael Scholten, senior product marketing manager for AFL. “FleXpress enables dramatic reduction in OTDR test time, significantly reducing operating expenses associated with verifying new fiber installations.”

FlexScan is a pocket-sized, hand-held OTDR which provides fast, accurate fiber optic network characterization and fault location. Combining SmartAuto® data acquisition with event analysis and intuitive LinkMap® display, FlexScan enables technicians to quickly and easily troubleshoot faulty optical networks, or completely characterize newly installed networks. AFL’s award-winning FlexScan with FleXpress fast test software provides the fastest single or multi-fiber OTDR test in the industry.

Scholten continued, “Coupled with FlexScan's pocket-sized form factor, light weight, rugged package and technician-friendly ease-of-use, the FlexScan with FleXpress is arguably the most cost-effective fiber optic installation verification and troubleshooting test tool in the market today.”

The Diamond Technology Reviews was developed to recognize some of the top products and solutions available to the cable industry as determined by a stellar panel of cable telecommunications engineering experts. Award classification is based on the impact the product has on designers, systems integrators, and/or end users.

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About the Diamond Technology Review program
The Broadband Technology Report Diamond Technology Reviews ("the Diamonds") is a renowned industry program that was developed to recognize some of the top products and solutions available to the cable industry as determined by a stellar panel of cable telecommunications engineering experts. Engineering executives from Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Suddenlink Communications, Comcast, Charter and Cox, and several expert consultants, were among the third-party judges for the 2018 "Diamonds." Every year, Broadband Technology Report invites vendors to submit written information about products/solutions that have been released or upgraded since the previous year's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo (October 2017). Criteria used in the Diamonds rankings include, first and foremost, unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease-of-use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.
About AFL
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside plant applications.
Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit
Michael Scholten
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager