November 29, 2004 Hayward, CA -- Valdor Fiber Optics Inc. has released a rugged mechanical field splice for repairing fiber cable in the field. Valdor's IMT "Field Repair Splice" is based on the patented Impact Mount Technology (IMT). This Field Repair Splice makes training and repair operation easy because it is mechanical tool-driven.
The installation kit is also compatible with Valdor's line of connectors (ST, SC, FC, and SMA). The splice can handle the pull strength of Kevlar, the cable typically used with remote controlled robots. Insertion loss is typically less than 0.3 dB.
The Field Repair Splice offers quick emergency repair for security equipment and machinery. Technicians in the field can make repairs to the fiber cable and be back in operation within minutes. This Repair Splice is ideal for emergency restoration during cable deployment for data telecommunications and for bio-chemical sensors. Other key applications include emergency fiber cable restoration for tactical robots, broadcasting and movie productions, and temporary communication networks where the fiber is deployed on the ground and has the potential to be damaged.