Sumitomo Electric Lightwave launches Lynx2 splice connector for custom SC, LC and FC field termination

March 24, 2010
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave says the new Lynx 2 eliminates the crimping process for customized field termination in data center, FTTx, optical network terminal (ONT), fiber distribution hub, and other fiber optic network applications.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- Sumitomo Electric Lightwave has introduced its Lynx2 CustomFitSplice-On Connector, billed as the first splice connector to offer the three leading connector types, SC, LC, and FC for single-mode, 50 and 62.5 micron multimode, and gigabit laser optimized multimode fiber types.

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The latest design of the Lynx2 Splice Connector eliminates the need for crimping, making splice connectorizations easier and more cost effective for customized FTTx, outside plant, and inside plant field terminations. The splice-on connector is ideal also for central office, enterprise network, fiber distribution hub, data center, and other fiber optic network applications.

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Lynx2 features a fast and easy to use screw-on collar to secure the Kevlarand jacket, eliminating the crimping process and the use of high priced crimping tools. The method of termination provided by Sumitomo’s Lynx2 CustomFit Connector eliminates the guess work in predetermining the length of preterminated jumpers required for a given application, allowing the field technician to customize the termination in the field, ensuring quick, accurate, and permanent connectorizations.

The Lynx2 also eliminates the necessity and associated costs of hand polishing, and maintaining an inventory of splice trays, index matching gels, and varying lengths of preterminated jumpers.

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“At Sumitomo, we’re committed to continuous innovation, striving to make our next generation products significantly better than the last,” says Josh Seawell, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave’s product manager for its Lightwave Network Products division. “The Lynx2 CustomFit Connector ensures that our customers achieve faster deployments, increased productivity, and reduced costs.”

Lynx2 has passed independent testing for GR-326-CORE and GR-1081-CORE compliance. The new splice-on connector provides APC, UPC, and PC (MMF) polishing options, and yields average insertion losses of only 0.15dB for single-mode fiber and 0.10dB for multimode fiber.

The new splice-on connector is compatible with Sumitomo’s FastCat Type-39FH, TuffCat Type-66 Mass, TomCat Type-25e fusion splicers, and earlier models, and can also be used with other splicer brands. The Lynx2 CustomFit Connector is currently available for order.

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Contacts: Sumitomo Electric Lightwave
Technical Contact
Joshua Seawell, Product Manager, 919-541-8100
[email protected]
Editorial Contact
Alexandra Manning, Marketing & Communications Manager, 919-541-8383
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