MARCH 24, 2010 -- Sumitomo Electric Lightwave in Research Triangle Park, N.C., is introducing the Lynx2 CustomFit splice-on connector with three connector types, SC, LC, and FC for single-mode, 50 and 62.5 micron multimode, and gigabit laser optimized multimode fiber types.
The Lynx2 splice connector eliminates the need for crimping for customized FTTx, outside plant, and inside plant field terminations. The splice-on connector is also for central office, enterprise network, fiber distribution hub, data center, and other fiber optic network applications.
Lynx2 has a fast and easy to use screw-on collar to secure the Kevlar and jacket, eliminating the crimping process and the use of high priced crimping tools.
Lynx2 has passed independent testing for GR-326-CORE and GR-1081-CORE compliance. The splice-on connector provides APC, UPC, and PC (MMF) polishing options, and yields average insertion losses of only 0.15dB for single-mode fiber and 0.10dB for multimode fiber. The splice-on connector is compatible with Sumitomo's FastCat Type-39FH, TuffCat Type-66 Mass, TomCat Type-25e fusion splicers, and earlier models, and can also be used with other splicer brands. The Lynx2 CustomFit Connector is available for order.