June 2, 2006 Hickory, NC -- Corning Cable Systems has introduced the OptiSplice Premier M90i Fusion Splicer, which it describes as a feature-rich optical splicer with the lowest field-splice loss commercially available.
The OptiSplice Premier M90i Fusion Splicer replaces Corning Cable Systems' OptiSplice Premier iLID and M90 Fusion Splicers, combining all the features into one unit. The M90i Splicer includes core detection system (CDS) technology for fast video core alignment, while the LID-SYSTEM Unit (a local injection and detection system) monitors light injected into the core of the fibers for precise core alignment, real-time splice optimization during fusion, and accurate splice loss evaluation.
The M90i Fusion Splicer includes features such as on-board training videos, remote service capabilities via the Internet, buttonless splice process operation, an ultra-fast heat-shrink oven, and graphical user interface with touchscreen.
The splicer also contains precise and durable (P&D) electrodes, which the company asserts are maintenance-and worry-free and can reduce the average splice loss up to 50 percent when compared to standard electrodes. Permanently attached arc stabilizers promote high precision and long-term durability.