Sumitomo unveils pre-terminated splice-on connector

The Lynx CustomFit splice-on connector, recently developed by Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (www.sumitomoelectric.com) is designed with pre-terminated jumpers...

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The Lynx CustomFit splice-on connector, recently developed by Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (www.sumitomoelectric.com) is designed with pre-terminated jumpers andmechanical splices, and enables customized premises/outside plant terminations of singlemode and multimode fibers with typical insertion loss of 0.20 dB.

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Sumitomo Electric Lightwave says faster termination and improved splice loss are among the benefits of its newly released Lynx CustomFit splice-on connector.
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The connector’s termination method, says the company, eliminates having to guess the length of pre-terminated jumpers required for a given application. Technicians can customize the termination on-site quickly and accurately.

Unlike mechanical splicing methods, the Lynx is designed for fast and permanent splicing without the need for adhesives. By using fusion splicing methods, Sumitomo Electric says, splice loss improves from 0.1 dB, compared to mechanical splicing with 0.3 dB. The connector is also compatible with the company’s handheld TomCat splicer line, which features new optical technology for either itssingle or dual-camera splice loss estimation, and a typical splice of less than 11 seconds (see Product Focus).

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