JULY 10, 2007 -- CommScope Inc. (search for CommScope) has introduced its SYSTIMAX field-terminated Qwik-LC connectors for behind-the-wall premises distribution networks and LANs. The Qwik-LC connectors are "no-epoxy, no-polish" connectors that feature a mechanical crimp, which is designed to make fiber terminations easier and faster than typical epoxy terminations.
The Qwik-LC connectors are for use in central offices, LANs, fiber-to-the-desk, and in other applications where quality, small size, high density, and low loss are required. The product is designed to offer quick and repeatable termination for singlemode and multimode fiber on 900-µm buffered cable. The connectors' performance exceeds the ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B standards, and can be used in high-data-rate systems such as 1- and 10-Gigabit Ethernet applications. Since epoxy or polishing is not required, the connectors provide an ideal solution for quick repairs and terminations in difficult locations.
The Qwik-LC connectors possess the same dimensions and are virtually indistinguishable from the traditional epoxy and polish connectors once installed in a system, CommScope says. The product comes packaged in a portable 25-count installer pack. The product is also available with a tool kit that features a precision cleaver, crimp tool and dies, stripper, cleaning solution, wipes, and a scrap fiber container designed for fast setup and tear-down.