Mechanical fiber splice boasts proprietary flat cleave design

KeyFibre (Spain) has unveiled its KeyQuick MS201 mechanical splice.

Apr 24th, 2013
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Mechanical fiber splicing technology developer KeyFibre (Spain) has unveiled its KeyQuick MS201 mechanical splice, which features a proprietary flat cleave design that the company says provides similar performance to angled cleaves at a lower cost.

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The MS201 mechanical splice features an updated core technology and simplified design that, when used with the KeyFibre KeyCleave cleaver, offers reflectance performance of Grade 1 specification at ≥ 60 dB. Thus, the MS201 offers the same performance as angled splices but at a lower capital investment, contends KeyFibre.

Meanwhile, average insertion loss is 0.03 dB. Further, the “light-design” functionality of KeyQuick splice range enables technicians to guarantee all the connections using a visual fault locator (VFL). No additional tester is needed to verify loss performance, KeyFibre asserts.

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