Berk-Tek unveils new field-terminable connectors

25 June 2003 New Holland, PA Lightwave -- Berk-Tek today introduced its new range of field terminable fiber-optic connectors. Combined with the company's optical cable, these connectors support campus and building backbones, horizontal cabling applications for LANs or SANs, device termination, and data centers.

Jun 25th, 2003

25 June 2003 New Holland, PA Lightwave -- Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company, today introduced its new range of field terminable fiber-optic connectors. Combined with the company's optical cable, these connectors support campus and building backbones, horizontal cabling applications for LANs or SANs, device termination, and data centers.

The new connectors include an ST series featuring the typical bayonet-type twist lock for mounting; SC versions utilizing the "push-pull" method for connection; and small form factor LC connectors using a latch system similar a common telephone plug.

The connectors are available for singlemode and multimode fibers. To fully support the connectors, Berk-Tek will offer a full line of termination tool kits and consumable parts.

The connectors have a PC polish and are manufactured for high performance, ruggedness, and flexibility, say company representatives. They are designed for installation on 900-micron buffered fibers and feature low average insertion loss performance with proper installation.

The connectors utilize precision zirconia ferrules and are compliant to all applicable industry standards, including ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.3 - Optical Fiber Cabling Components Standard.

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