Monthly Archives: July 2015

Focusing on Cable Design Criteria

EuroWire, an international magazine covering the wire and cable industries, has featured an OFS white paper entitled “Long-Term Cable Reliability Design Criteria.”

In this paper, Dave Mazzarese, Mike Kinard and Phil Konstadinidis investigate the current requirements for allowable axial load on fiber optic cables, with a focus on overhead cables. Their findings suggest that the current criterion found in many fiber optic cable standards may be too optimistic.

To access the full article, please use this link.

 

 

 

Crimp, Cleave and Leave!

OFS’ Crimp and Cleave technology helps make the typical 10-minute epoxy/polish process for installing fiber optic connectors a thing of the past. As part of an Industrial Networks solution, the LC Crimp and Cleave Connector takes center stage because of its compatibility with most common small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceivers.

While capitalizing on the advanced optical and mechanical properties of HCS® (Hard Clad Silica) and Graded Index HCS GiHCS® optical fibers, the LC Crimp and Cleave Connector attaches to the cable through mechanical means rather than traditional epoxy/polish methods. Designed with the field installer in mind, technicians with even minimal fiber optic experience can now use the Crimp and Cleave technology to help rapidly and efficiently install new or repair damaged fiber optic cables.

The links provided below offer detailed information on this new solution:

Video: http://www.ofsoptics.com/video-gihcs-lc.html

Press Release: http://www.ofsoptics.com/pdf/2014/GiHCS%20LC%20Connector%20Press%20Release10%203%2014.pdf

Fiber Optic Catalog: http://fiber-optic-catalog.ofsoptics.com/keyword/ofs/lc-crimp-cleave-connectors-for-industrialized-230-?keyword=LC%20Crimp%20and%20Cleave%20Connector&key=product&SchType=2&filter=1

http://fiber-optic-catalog.ofsoptics.com/item/ofs/-termination-kits-lc-crimp-cleave-termination-kits/dt03732-lc1