AFL to Introduce Fujikura 90 Series Fusion Splicers, ASCEND® Cassettes at BICSI Winter

Spartanburg, SC – AFL, an industry-leading manufacturer of fiber optic cable, equipment, and accessories, is exhibiting at the BICSI Winter Conference and Exhibition in Tampa, February 9 - 13. Visit AFL in booth #831 to see our newest product releases including the Fujikura 90S/R Fusion Splicers, the ASCEND® platform with new cassettes and the ROGUE® OLTS Certifier, among other products.

The 90S single fiber fusion splicer and 90R ribbon fusion splicer are designed to maximize productivity in the field and minimize downtime for routine maintenance. The Fujikura 90S features a new multi-function sheath clamp which incorporates an innovative dual clamping capability that enables proper clamping of loose jacketed 900 µm without the need to exchange the sheath clamp. New fiber retention clamps also secure the completed splice in the v-grooves to enable quicker application of the protection sleeve and transfer to the sleeve heater. The Fujikura 90R is provided with a spare 12-fiber v-groove and electrode assembly which can be quickly exchanged in the field to address silica buildup and contamination issues.   AFL is also showcasing its ASCEND platform, a modular, high-density rack-mount solution designed for data center applications. New to this platform are the Conversion Cassettes, Tap Cassettes and WDM Cassettes. The Conversion Cassette provides a quick solution to transition from one BASE platform to another. The Tap Cassette offers easy access points for monitoring live signals. And the WDM Cassette enables the expansion of fiber bandwidth in CWDM or DWDM applications. Stop by and experience these new cassettes which add unique options for modularity and fiber flexibility within the ASCEND platform.

AFL will also feature its ROGUE OLTS Certifier, a test set designed for both enterprise network operators and telecom service providers working in environments ranging from data centers to LANs, access, metro and core networks. The design features a test port on each of the paired units that measures insertion loss, return loss and length bi-directionally to industry standards on multimode or single-mode networks. This allows certification of both enterprise networks and single-fiber circuits often found in optical access networks connecting homes and businesses.

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Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well 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.

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Zach Huckabay
National Sales Manager, AFL

Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager, AFL