AFL to Showcase ASCEND™ Platform, OptiNID Duo at ISE Expo

Spartanburg, SC – AFL, an industry-leading manufacturer of fiber optic cable, equipment, and accessories, is exhibiting at the ISE Expo in Fort Worth, Texas, September 25-26. Visit AFL in booth #327 to see its newest product releases including the ASCEND™ platformOptiNID Duo, and Wrapping Tube Cable with SpiderWeb Ribbon®, among other products.
The ASCEND™ platform is a modular, high-density rack-mount solution designed for data center applications. Whether supporting incremental growth or a full-scale deployment, the ASCEND solutions deliver optimal fiber management and ease-of-use. The ASCEND solution is comprised of high-density fiber housings, optical cassettes, patch cord assemblies and trunk cable assemblies. Take a sneak peek and view our video here.

AFL’s OptiNID (OPN) Duo Optical Demarcation Enclosure is ultra-compact and has the capability to house up to four SC simplex or LC duplex adapters, and 18 single fiber or six mass fusion splices. The OPN Duo also has several optional features such as a clear splice/security cover for protecting provider-side connectors and a grounding plate for grounding armored or toneable drop cables. Learn more about the OptiNID Duo by watching this video.

AFL’s Wrapping Tube Cable (WTC), with SpiderWeb Ribbon® (SWR), is an ultra-high density outside plant cable designed specifically for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) or access markets. With an ultra-high density and a ribbon technology called SpiderWeb Ribbon, WTC provides the smallest cable diameter and lowest weight, high-fiber count ribbon cable in the industry. The cable is available with 144 fibers to 1,728 fibers in the armored option and up to 3,456 fibers in the non-armored configuration.

Be sure to stop by the Demo Zone to see AFL’s FlexScan Quad OTDR, designed specifically for contract installers and network operators deploying and maintaining both single-mode and multimode networks, including Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Passive Optical Networks (PONs), Passive Optical LANs (POLANs) and point-to-point networks. 

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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 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 Follow us on LinkedInTwitter, and “like us” on Facebook. Review our blog or subscribe to our bi-monthly e-newsletter.
Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager