AFL FTTx/PON Products Recognized in 2021 BTR’s Diamond Technology Reviews

Spartanburg, SC – AFL, an international manufacturer of cable, connectivity and equipment, announces that four of its products were recognized among the best in the industry by the 2021 Broadband Technology Report's Diamond Technology Reviews. AFL’s Apex® splice closureFlexScan® FTTH PON Troubleshooter along with the FlowScout PON Optical Power Meter and Port Saver OTDR Connectors, received honoree scores.

“While the FTTx market sees remarkable growth, we continue developing advanced technology that enhances fiber optic networks while driving effective results,” explained Kurt Dallas, President of AFL’s Product Solutions. “These awards are a testament to how our research and development teams collaborate to provide innovative solutions that support the changing landscape.”

AFL received Honoree Scores of 4.0 for its Apex splice closure and FlexScan TS100 FTTH PON Troubleshooter. The Apex splice closure is designed to lower overall installation time with easier-to-use sealing and cable retention methods. With a wedge-based gel sealing system, installation time is drastically decreased as network reliability increases. The FlexScan TS100 Troubleshooter is an easy-to-use, all-in-one tool for detecting, identifying, locating, and resolving single-mode optical network issues. With auto-configured settings, the TS100 quickly measures received power, link length, loss, and ORL with the push of a button. 

AFL received Honoree Scores for its FlowScout PON Optical Power Meter and Field-replaceable Port Saver OTDR connectors. The FlowScout PON power meter can be used on PON networks such as BPON, EPON, GPON, 10G-EPON, XG-PON, XGS-PON, and video/RFoG for network activation, testing and troubleshooting. AFL’s Port Saver field-replaceable connectors fit all FlexScan OTDRs (FS200, FS300, TS100) and can be easily replaced in the field if damaged, eliminating expensive and time-consuming factory repair. Until now, OTDR connectors damaged due to even a single mating to a dirty or damaged connector required factory repair to replace the damaged ferrule.

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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 application.

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 Follow us on LinkedInXFacebook, and read our blog.

About Broadband Technology Report
Broadband Technology Report’s editorial mission is simple: We cover the latest tools, techniques and approaches that broadband pros must know about as they face the many challenges in today’s hypercompetitive environment. If it is important to cable engineers and technology pros, it’s important to BTR. Through our continuously updated website and various weekly e-newsletters, BTR offers a comprehensive overview of the newest products and solutions. BTR also provides a platform for the top engineering experts. These pros use that platform to present invaluable commentary on network reliability, adaptive bitrate streaming, fleet management, cellular back haul, commercial services and a long list of other issues that, cumulatively, spell success or failure for operators Our Diamond Technology Reviews is the industry's most prestigious product review program. This recognition program is a much-coveted platform for entrants and judges alike. Vendors submit applications and have their products, software or solutions reviewed by an independent and elite team of technical experts. The reviews are announced in the fall and will be showcased prominently throughout SCTE's Cable-Tec Virtual Experience.

Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager, AFL