October 2, 2006 -- Stratos Optical Technologies, a supplier of fiber-optic connectors and components, announced that it has successfully completed and passed the full set of tests and facility audits by UL for the Stratos SC APC 900 µm Type II media connector and jumper cable assembly.
The Stratos products are now certified to full compliance with Telcordia GR-326, Issue 3 general requirements, performance requirements, service life tests, and reliability tests. The ITL compliance also demonstrates manufacturer adherence to the standard Telcordia reliability assurance program. The Stratos internal manufacturing and process controls were also audited and certified by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
The Stratos SC APC components are used as patch cords for central office and outside plant interconnects, and as pigtails for the ONU/home side, either for triplexers (enabling triple play) or bi-directional transceivers. The interconnect components are currently among the top selling products for FTTX fiber connectivity in the North American market by RBOCs, according to Stratos.
The certification of Stratos' SC APC line follows the products' certification by the North American Intermateability Program, which must be passed by all suppliers of FTTX connectivity in North America. A supplier to telecom and enterprise customers, Stratos entered the outside plant market segment in 2005 with the introduction of a passive optical network (PON) connectivity system specifically designed to address the needs of municipalities, local phone companies, independent service providers, and building developers.
The Stratos FTTX line includes fiber cabling, inside and outside plant enclosures, splitters, WDM modules, cabinets, and test equipment.