Furukawa, OFS offer FITEL S123 fusion splicer worldwide

JUNE 28, 2010 -- Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd. (FEC), and the U.S.-based OFS, Telecommunications Division have announced the commercial release of the latest clad alignment hand-held fusion splicer, the FITEL S123 fusion splicer series, to the global market.

JUNE 28, 2010 -- Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd. (FEC), and the U.S.-based OFS, Telecommunications Division have announced the commercial release of the latest clad alignment hand-held fusion splicer, the FITEL S123 fusion splicer series, to the global market.

“The FITEL S123 fusion splicer brings both speed and durability for last-mile applications,” said Linda Dembowski, general manager, Optical Connectivity Solutions. “With its rugged, compact design and improved heating time, the S123 fusion splicer is a front runner in low-cost field splicing equipment.”

The new set of fusion machine is designed to endure harsh operating conditions by improving both shock and impact resistance with rubber pads embedded on four corners of the splicer body. The FITEL fusion splicers also achieve water resistance compliant to IPX2 and dust resistance compliant to IP5X, say the companies, which enables use in demanding environments without compromising splicer performance. Along with its rugged durability, the S123 offers the added user convenience of a mirror-free alignment system that allows for simplified maintenance.

S123 fusion splicer product features touted by FITEL and OFS include:

  • Canopy design, durable metal body frame, and rubber protection corners provide robust protection for demanding environmental conditions.
  • Fast splicing (about 13 seconds) with low loss and fast heating (about 25 seconds) for a single fiber.
  • 70 cycles (splicing and heating) with single FITEL series battery.
  • Available for all metro/LAN/FTTx fibers including ultra bend-insensitive fibers (e.g., EZ-Bend fiber).
  • Splicer is compatible with the Seikoh Giken and Diamond splice-on-connector (SOC).
  • Easy maintenance – toolless electrode replacement along with a mirror free alignment system.
  • Easy software upgrade via the Internet.
  • RoHS compliance.


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