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Play Video   Global Company Overview
Get to know OFS in this new video from the world-leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of optical fiber, optical cable, connectivity, FTTX, and specialty photonics products and solutions.
 

Play Video   OFS Specialty Photonics Division
We're OFS Specialty Photonics Division, a leader in developing fiber optic solutions for the medical, industrial, telecommunications, government, aerospace, defense, and transportation industries. The OFS name may be new to you . . . but we have a hundred-year heritage of technology innovation . . . one of the world's oldest and largest body of expertise in optical fiber solutions.
 

Play Video   Manufacturing Multimode Optical Fiber at OFS
OFS, a leading supplier of world-class multimode optical fiber, invites you on a tour of our manufacturing facilities. View OFS' highly automated manufacturing operation, from the pure raw materials used, to our patented MCVD perform fabrication process, to fiber draw and final product testing. With a technological heritage dating back to AT&T and Bell Labs, OFS has been manufacturing high-quality multimode fiber at our Sturbridge, Mass. facility since 1981. Products like our LaserWave® Fiber are used in demanding enterprise applications such as local-area networks, central offices and data centers. Our OM4 laser-optimized multimode fibers meet or exceed the standards for 100 Gb/s enterprise applications for distances to 550 meters and beyond. Network managers around the globe rely on our fiber products for their performance and reliability.
 

Play Video   Medical Device Capabilities
OFS is at the forefront of the medical device industry. OFS teams-up with manufacturers to develop innovative technologies that are changing the face of medicine. With the power of a dedicated R&D Division, OFS provides fiber optic know-how, design capabilities and the application experience necessary to assist customers in producing research-driven medical device technologies that help improve patient care and quality of life.
 

Play Video   OFS, Your Industrial Networking Solution
In today's hyper-competitive markets, manufacturers are driven to continuously reduce costs while improving quality and productivity. The most successful companies rely upon factory automation-high bit-rate industrial networks with low latency, real-time results. OFS, expanding our legacy of excellence in multimode fiber design for Enterprise networks, introduces GiHCS®, a graded-index version of our renowned Hard Clad Silica (HCS®) optical fibers, cables and connectivity. This brief video demonstrates the technology and the harsh conditions in which it thrives.
 
Play Video   Manufacturing Multimode Optical Fiber at OFS
OFS, a leading supplier of world-class multimode optical fiber, invites you on a tour of our manufacturing facilities. View OFS' highly automated manufacturing operation, from the pure raw materials used, to our patented MCVD perform fabrication process, to fiber draw and final product testing. With a technological heritage dating back to AT&T and Bell Labs, OFS has been manufacturing high-quality multimode fiber at our Sturbridge, Mass. facility since 1981. Products like our LaserWave® Fiber are used in demanding enterprise applications such as local-area networks, central offices and data centers. Our OM4 laser-optimized multimode fibers meet or exceed the standards for 100 Gb/s enterprise applications for distances to 550 meters and beyond. Network managers around the globe rely on our fiber products for their performance and reliability.
 

Play Video   SEDI-ATI Disposable Optical Fiber Spools for Land and Sea Exploration
Fiber optic tethers can be used to remotely control different types of vehicles, bringing back video signal or other sensor information as well as transmitting commands. This disposable spool offers in a very compact and lightweight package a precision wound, untwisted optical fiber for long distance pay out avoiding heavy, bulky and expensive cable tethers. The deployable side of the spool which is connected to the control equipment is equipped with a connector directly mounted onto the extruded overcoated fiber. For sea exploration, the distal fiber end which is connected to the vehicle with a hermetic feed-through is pigtailed with a 1.8mm standard jacket. For land exploration, the distal fiber end which is connected to the vehicle is pigtailed with a 1.8 mm standard jacket.

The fiber spool is disposable. It is not possible to reuse the fiber after deployment. OFS is an authorized distributor of SEDI-ATI products in North America.
 

Play Video   Fun with OFS Optical Fiber
The magic of fiber . . . watch Danny Orleans, of Corporate Magic, Ltd., at Photonics West 2013. See what OFS fiber can do for you - well, sort of.
 

Play Video   EZ-Bend® InvisiLight® Fiber Installation
Leading-edge fiber installation. See it ......
 
Play Video   All About OFS' Microcables
OFS has developed innovative microcables and cabled fiber units as flexible, cost-effective solutions to expand crowded metro networks where using traditional cable designs is not an option. See how our cables can help network expand around the globe.
 

Play Video   All About OFS' PowerGuide ADSS Cable
OFS is a pioneer in aerial fiber cable deployments, as one of the earliest manufacturers of All-Dielectric Self-Supporting (or ADSS) cables, with active installations dating back to the mid 1980s. Today, OFS makes cables for all ADSS applications. From cables that can span massive gorges to the drop to your house, OFS has a PowerGuide ADSS product fit for the application.
 

Play Video   AT&T's Installation of OFS' MiDia FX Plus Microcable
AT&T's installation of OFS' MiDia® FX+ Optical Fiber Micro Cable into their network in Atlanta, GA, in February 2004. AT&T had previously installed 15 miles of micro duct and OFS' MiDia FX+ Optical Fiber Micro Cable into their Atlanta network.
 

Play Video   EZ-Bend® InvisiLight® Fiber Installation
Leading-edge fiber installation. See it ......
 

Play Video   EZ-Bend® Cable vs Single-Mode Fiber Cable Installations
This video is a time-lapse recording comparing installation velocity between traditional installation of a single-mode fiber optic cable (using a cable tray to control bending radius) and the new OFS EZ-Bend 4.8 mm indoor cable which can be routed around corners and stapled using traditional fast and easy copper wire installation practices, with negligible signal loss.
 

Play Video   EZ-Bend® Optical Technology
OFS' New EZ-Bend Optical Technology can improve bending performance of optical fiber cables by up to 100 times to help avoid service disruptions and lower installation costs. Supporting multiple dwelling unit (MDU) and in-home wiring applications, the ground-breaking EZ-Bend Technology addresses the critical need to speed and simplify installations by allowing optical fiber cables to be bent and routed in ways never before feasible using traditional optical drop cables, to facilitate rapid deployment of fiber to and within the residence.

This demonstration shows a live video stream supported over optical cables using EZ-Bend Technology bent around numerous corners and stapled, with no degradation in picture quality.
 
Play Video   OFS SlimBox™ Drop System
The SlimBox Drop Terminal is an excellent drop terminal system for SFU deployment, and can also be used for small to medium sized MDU deployment. The SlimBox Drop Terminal can be used with the EX-Bend 4.8 mm or Mini LT Flat Drop Cables for an easy-to-deploy plug and play system. Accommodates up to 16 drop cables and can hold up to a 1x16 splitter, making it an excellent choice for distributed split architectures. It can also function as a splice closure, holding up to 48 individual splices. The terminal can be pole, pedestal or aerial mounted, but is not recommended for underground deployment in a handhole.
 

Play Video   GiHCS® Industrial Networking Solution and LC Crimp and Cleave Technology
Through decades of development, OFS have developed and proven the robustness and simplicity of using optical fibers in a wide variety of non-traditional applications.

Using fiber optic cables with OFS’ revolutionary GiHCS (Graded-Index, Hard-Coat Silica) Optical Fiber, with the new Crimp, Cleave and Leave LC connector solution, Industrial Network field installations have never been easier.
 

Play Video   GiHCS® Industrial Networking Solution and SC Crimp and Cleave Technology
Introducing optical fiber networking the industrial way, featuring rugged, graded-index HCS® optical cables with the revolutionary crimp & cleave SC.
 

Play Video   The OFS EZ-Bend® InvisiLight® Optical Solution
The OFS EZ-Bend InvisiLight Optical Solution is a revolutionary new system that enables fast, easy, virtually invisible in-residence fiber drop connections. See how......
 

Play Video   SG FC 2 mm & 3 mm SOC
The FITEL® S178 (along with S153 and S123) Fusion Splicer can produce reliable, highly accurate splice-on connectors (SC, FC, and LC). This video shows the use of a state-of-the-art OFS' FITEL® S-178 Fusion Splicer to splice 3 mm coated fiber in a splice-on connector (SOC) operation for a FC type connector. The FITEL Fusion Splicer family produces reliable, highly accurate splicing that can speed up optical fiber deployments and decrease installation and labor costs. OFS offers a complete line of FITEL Fusion Splicers, Tools, and Kits.
 

Play Video   SG SC 2 mm & 3 mm SOC
The FITEL® S178 (along with S153 and S123) Fusion Splicer can produce reliable, highly accurate splice-on connectors (SC, FC, and LC). This video shows the use of a state-of-the-art OFS' FITEL® S-178 Fusion Splicer to splice 3 mm coated fiber in a splice-on connector (SOC) operation for a SC type connector. The FITEL Fusion Splicer family produces reliable, highly accurate splicing that can speed up optical fiber deployments and decrease installation and labor costs. OFS offers a complete line of FITEL Fusion Splicers, Tools, and Kits.
 

Play Video   Performing Splice-On Connections with OFS' FITEL S-177 Fusion Splicer
The FITEL® S-177 Fusion Splicer can produce reliable, highly accurate splice-on connectors. This video shows the use of a state-of-the-art OFS' FITEL® S-177 Fusion Splicer to splice an OFS' ultra bend-insensitive 4.8 EZ-Bend® Indoor/Outdoor Optical Cable in a splice-on connector (SOC) operation. The FITEL Fusion Splicer family produces reliable, highly accurate splicing that can speed up optical fiber deployments and decrease installation and labor costs. OFS offers a complete line of FITEL Fusion Splicers, Tools, and Kits.
 

Play Video   V-Linx™ Spool and Play Solution for MDU Applications
See how easy it is to deploy fiber to Multiple Dwelling Units (MDU) with the NEW V-Linx Spool and Play Solution.
 

Play Video   OFS ORBITAL™ Fiber Distribution Cabinet
The ORBITAL Fiber Distribution Cabinet (FDC) is an innovative solution especifically designed for Fiber-to-the-X (FTTX) splitter applications. Designed to serve 160, 288 or 576 homes (depending on the version), the ORBITAL FDCs feature OFS' unique splitter module incorporating full spectrum, low loss PLC splitters, while being fitted with low loss, high performance LC and MPO Connectors. OFS' MPO Fannout Jumpers are easily connected from the splitter modules to the subscriber ports, and use OFS' bend-optimized AllWave® FLEX Zero Water Peak (ZWP) Fiber to minimize bending loss. In a dramatically improved fiber distribution design, the ORBITAL FDCs route all subscriber fibers from the splitter modules to a central cabinet, then to subscriber ports arranged in a circular array surrounding the cabinet.
 

Play Video   Crimp and Cleave Termination
OFS, Crimp & Cleave Termination makes fiber optic cables easy to install and use with minimal training and no consumables. OFS pioneered this process with its HCS® fiber technology. This technology allows various connectors to be crimped directly to a fiber's cladding for secure interface in under 3 minutes per end, lending itself to the "Crimp, Cleave & Leave" notoriety. They can easily withstand the full forces typical with installation.
 

Play Video   AllWave® FLEX Jumper Demo
Where can you find potential tight radius bends in an optical network? EVERYWHERE. In response to this, OFS now offers exceptional AllWave FLEX Jumpers that feature the bend-optimized AllWave FLEX Zero Water Peak (ZWP) Fiber. This video presents side by side comparisons between this jumper and a conventional single-mode fiber jumper conveying performance differences in bending loss.
 
Play Video   S179 FITEL® Fusion Splicing Machine
When seconds count, depend on the FITEL S179 Hand-Held, Core Alignment Fusion Splicer. Offering rapid splicing and heating (6 seconds to splice and 9 seconds to heat), the S179 delivers fast and consistent results, splice after splice. A ruggedized body resistant to shock, water and dust allows demanding field use without compromising performance. Combining speed, precision, and durability with Smartphone readiness and other state-of-the art communications features makes the S179 one of the most powerful and user-friendly fusion splicing machines today.
 

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The Ninja NJ001 Fusion Splicer Features and Highlights
The FITEL NINJA NJ001 Handheld, Single Fiber Fusion Splicer possesses 6 key features which help separate it from the rest of the pack:

  • Large Splicing Chamber
  • Easy Fiber Holder Insertion
  • Illuminated Splicing Chamber
  • Removable V-Groove
  • Heavy Duty Motors
  • Easy Electrode Removal/Replacement
  • Speedy General Maintenance
 

Play Video   FITEL NINJA NJ001 Handheld, Single Fiber Fusion Splicer
The splicer delivers fast and reliable fiber splicing under even harsh environmental conditions. Combining portability and ease of use in a ruggedized body, the NJ001 Splicer offers powerful splicing performance with the durability needed for use in the field.
 

Play Video   S178 Hand-Held Core-Alignment Fusion Splicer
In this video, we will show you the simplicity incorporated into the The FITEL® S178 Hand-Held Core-Alignment Fusion Splicer is the latest, state-of-the-art addition to the S17X series of splicers. By combining speed, precision, durability and portability in one unit, the S178 Fusion Splicer ushers in an an entirely new range of applications for core alignment splicing. The S178 is smaller in size than previous models and has a canopy design, durable metal body frame, and rubber protection corners that provide robust protection, enabling use in demanding environments without compromising splicing performance.
 

Play Video   How to splice with FITEL S178 Fusion Splicer
In this video, we will show you the simplicity incorporated into the splicing process when it comes to using our S178 Fusion Splicer.
 

Play Video   SG FC 2 mm & 3 mm SOC
The FITEL® S178 (along with S153 and S123) Fusion Splicer can produce reliable, highly accurate splice-on connectors (SC, FC, and LC). This video shows the use of a state-of-the-art OFS' FITEL® S-178 Fusion Splicer to splice 3 mm coated fiber in a splice-on connector (SOC) operation for a FC type connector. The FITEL Fusion Splicer family produces reliable, highly accurate splicing that can speed up optical fiber deployments and decrease installation and labor costs. OFS offers a complete line of FITEL Fusion Splicers, Tools, and Kits.
 

Play Video   SG SC 2 mm & 3 mm SOC
The FITEL® S178 (along with S153 and S123) Fusion Splicer can produce reliable, highly accurate splice-on connectors (SC, FC, and LC). This video shows the use of a state-of-the-art OFS' FITEL® S-178 Fusion Splicer to splice 3 mm coated fiber in a splice-on connector (SOC) operation for a SC type connector. The FITEL Fusion Splicer family produces reliable, highly accurate splicing that can speed up optical fiber deployments and decrease installation and labor costs. OFS offers a complete line of FITEL Fusion Splicers, Tools, and Kits.
 

Play Video   Performing Splice-On Connections with OFS' FITEL S-177 Fusion Splicer
The FITEL® S-177 Fusion Splicer can produce reliable, highly accurate splice-on connectors. This video shows the use of a state-of-the-art OFS' FITEL® S-177 Fusion Splicer to splice an OFS' ultra bend-insensitive 4.8 EZ-Bend® Indoor/Outdoor Optical Cable in a splice-on connector (SOC) operation. The FITEL Fusion Splicer family produces reliable, highly accurate splicing that can speed up optical fiber deployments and decrease installation and labor costs. OFS offers a complete line of FITEL Fusion Splicers, Tools, and Kits.
 
Play Video   InvisiLight® Multi-Dwelling (MDU) Solution
The OFS InvisiLight Multiple Dwelling Unit (MDU) Solution offers virtually invisible and faster routing inside residential and business MDUs. Using this solution, service providers can help accelerate the adoption of fiber optic services by offering residents and tenants faster, lower cost and virtually invisible installation. These benefits can result in higher subscriber acceptance and take rates, greater profitability and faster times to revenue for service providers.
 

Play Video   Sandy, Oregon FTTH Case Study
OFS recently helped to deploy a turnkey Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) network in the City of Sandy, Oregon. This new network brings 1 GB/s broadband service to approximately 3,500 residents via SandyNet, the internet service provider (ISP) owned by the community and operated by the city since 2003.
 

Play Video   OFS SlimBox™ Drop System
The SlimBox Drop Terminal is an excellent drop terminal system for SFU deployment, and can also be used for small to medium sized MDU deployment. The SlimBox Drop Terminal can be used with the EX-Bend 4.8 mm or Mini LT Flat Drop Cables for an easy-to-deploy plug and play system. Accommodates up to 16 drop cables and can hold up to a 1x16 splitter, making it an excellent choice for distributed split architectures. It can also function as a splice closure, holding up to 48 individual splices. The terminal can be pole, pedestal or aerial mounted, but is not recommended for underground deployment in a handhole.
 

Play Video   FTTH Conference 2015 - Interview with John George
The US FTTH market is on fire at the moment with demand for TV in the home reaching record levels. FTTH Council Americas Board member John George talks about the applications driving the market and what is coming next.
 

Play Video   All About OFS' FTTH Solution
OFS has developed an animated description of its Fiber-to-the-Home solution offering. Follow the optical pulse through the network.
 

Play Video   The OFS EZ-Bend® InvisiLight® Optical Solution
The OFS EZ-Bend InvisiLight Optical Solution is a revolutionary new system that enables fast, easy, virtually invisible in-residence fiber drop connections. See how ......
 

Play Video   EZ-Bend® InvisiLight® Fiber Installation
Leading-edge fiber installation. See it ......
 

Play Video   EZ-Bend® Optical Technology
OFS' New EZ-Bend Optical Technology can improve bending performance of optical fiber cables by up to 100 times to help avoid service disruptions and lower installation costs. Supporting multiple dwelling unit (MDU) and in-home wiring applications, the ground-breaking EZ-Bend Technology addresses the critical need to speed and simplify installations by allowing optical fiber cables to be bent and routed in ways never before feasible using traditional optical drop cables, to facilitate rapid deployment of fiber to and within the residence.

This demonstration shows a live video stream supported over optical cables using EZ-Bend Technology bent around numerous corners and stapled, with no degradation in picture quality.
 

Play Video   V-Linx™ Spool and Play Solution for MDU Applications
See how easy it is to deploy fiber to Multiple Dwelling Units (MDU) with the NEW V-Linx Spool and Play Solution.
 

Play Video   OFS ORBITAL™ Fiber Distribution Cabinet
The ORBITAL Fiber Distribution Cabinet (FDC) is an innovative solution especifically designed for Fiber-to-the-X (FTTX) splitter applications. Designed to serve 160, 288 or 576 homes (depending on the version), the ORBITAL FDCs feature OFS' unique splitter module incorporating full spectrum, low loss PLC splitters, while being fitted with low loss, high performance LC and MPO Connectors. OFS' MPO Fannout Jumpers are easily connected from the splitter modules to the subscriber ports, and use OFS' bend-optimized AllWave® FLEX Zero Water Peak (ZWP) Fiber to minimize bending loss. In a dramatically improved fiber distribution design, the ORBITAL FDCs route all subscriber fibers from the splitter modules to a central cabinet, then to subscriber ports arranged in a circular array surrounding the cabinet.
 


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