Sumitomo Electric Lightwave offers jacketed MPO splice-on connector
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL) has expanded its Lynx2 CustomFit Splice-On Connector product line with what the company asserts is the first jacketed MPO ribbon splice-on connector.
Dec 13th, 2012
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL) has expanded its Lynx2 CustomFit Splice-On Connector product line with what the company asserts is the first jacketed MPO ribbon splice-on fiber-optic connector. The new Lynx2-MPO Ribbon Jacket splice-on connector is designed to address the migration from 10-Gbps to 40- and 100-Gbps data rates, applications which increasingly call for ribbon fiber-optic cables. The connectors bring real-time scalability, reduced installation times, and cost-efficiencies when installing such ribbon cables, SEL says. SEL adds that jacketed ribbon has emerged as the preferred choice to maintain fiber protection and tensile integrity in data center, enterprise, MDU and FTTx, and other applications where ribbon cable has become necessary. In the case of optical fiber ribbon trunk cables, furcation is used to provide the added fiber protection in patch panels, since the cables are often re-entered for network moves, adds, and changes, SEL advises. The Lynx2-MPO Ribbon Jacket 12-fiber splice-on connector facilitates connectivity of these jacketed ribbon cables and jumpers by enabling exact length cable builds and terminations to be performed on-site, according to SEL. This eliminates the shorts, excess slack, and logistic delays that SEL asserts are associated with factory pre-connectorized cable assemblies. As a small form factor connector, the new MPO splice-on connector reduces space requirements in racks, panels, pedestals, and hubs. The Lynx2–MPO Ribbon Jacket connector, like all Lynx2 connectors, offers support of full media types and polishes required for low loss in standard singlemode and 62.5µm, 50 µm, and 50 µm laser optimized gigabit multimode fiber types. “As the company to have designed and introduced the industry’s very first MPO splice-on connector, we understand the importance of continuous innovation, ensuring that our customers have the latest and most advanced solutions that are vital for the success of their network,” comments Joshua Seawell, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave’s director of its Lightwave Network Products division. For more information on connectors and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer’s Guide.