October 22, 2008--For restoration or permanent splice applications, the 3M Communication Markets Division has introduced two new Fibrlok products in the Angle Fiber Splice AS Series that are designed for fast, on-site installation of 250- and 900-micron fiber for analog video applications.
Specifically designed for cable television or fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks, the Fibrlok II Angle Fiber Splice 2529-AS can splice any combination of 250- and 900-micron fibers. The Fibrlok 250um Angle Fiber Splice 2540-AS can splice 250-micron fiber with a smaller form factor. Both provide low optical reflections across temperature extremes.
These angle fiber splices have metallic splice elements that have been optimized to lock keyed, angle cleave fibers in permanent alignment. The resulting angle cleave splice directs reflections out the fiber side. Each angle fiber splice has a green end cap to identify it as the angle splice version after installation.
The Fibrlok angle splice is tested for premise and fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) applications for indoor and outdoor locations. The splices are RoHS compliant.
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