March 29, 2006 Tinley Park, IL -- Panduit's SC OptiCam pre-polished fiber-optic connectors provide field termination in less than half the time of field polish connectors, and with their patent pending re-termination capability, provide yield rates approaching 100%, says the company. The connectors offer flexibility for behind-the-wall (BTW), and main and intermediate cross-connect installations.
The company says the connectors' factory pre-polished fiber stub endface eliminates time-consuming field polishing to reduce installation costs, labor, scrap and the number of tools required. The company says its OptiCam technology features a dual cam design that secures both the fiber and buffer in one action to ensure consistent termination results while reducing termination time.
A single OptiCam termination tool provides fast termination for the connectors. The tool utilizes an integrated visual fault locator (VFL) for visual indication of proper termination after the cam step has been completed. Together, these features virtually eliminate operator error and deliver yield rates approaching 100% for lower installed costs, says the company.