Sumitomo expands Lynx2 fusion splice-on connector line to include MPO and ST styles

Jan. 13, 2011
MPO and ST types join existing SC, LC, and FC connectors within Sumitomo Electric Lightwave's Lynx2 family.

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave has broadened its Lynx2 CustomFit fusion splice-on connector product line to include the Lynx2-MPO and Lynx2-ST field installable connector products. The MPO and ST types join existing SC, LC, and FC connectors within the Lynx2 family.

The company says that market demand for a multi-fiber MPO fusion splice-on connector prompted the introduction of the Lynx2-MPO in either 12-fiber ribbon or ribbon cord options to meet the need for fast and easy on-site customized terminations in data centers, enterprise networks, MDUs, and other high-density network applications. As a small form factor connector, the MPO connector also reduces the space required in racks and panels.

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All Lynx2 connectors are designed to offer the full media types required for singlemode and 62.5µm, 50 µm, and 50 µm laser optimized gigabit multimode fiber types in APC, UPC, and PC (MMF) polishing options. The connectors are designed for excellent insertion and return loss performance, with built in flexibility for permanent, on-site customized terminations. Termination speed may lower labor costs, while facilitating faster network repair and restoration, notes Sumitomo.

Kin to the Lynx2 CustomFit Splice-On Connector is Sumitomo’s new Lynx2 mini, billed as among the shortest splice-on connectors available. Identical to the length of a factory terminated SC, LC, and FC connector, the Lynx2 mini is ideal and economical for production and factory terminations. Visit

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Study: Bandwidth urgency drives fiber-optic connector, mechanical splice market (Jan 3, 2011) -- A dramatic increase in bandwidth demand beyond the limits of copper is driving growth in global fiber-optic connector/mechanical splice consumption, according to a 2009-2014 forecast recently released by ElectroniCast Consultants.

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Technological advances in fiber optics are assuring the migration of fiber closer to the end user, says Electronicast. This translates into demand for shorter links where connectors represent a substantial share of the total installation cost, the market research firm states.

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