LC Connector

The rapid adoption of Industrial Ethernet has led to significant changes and new demands in industrial networking applications requiring the introduction of industrialized communications systems. Fast (100 Mb/sec) and Gigabit Ethernet (1000Mb/sec) data rates demand higher bandwidth and real-time, low-latency communications. The increasing use of intelligent electronic devices, utility-grade rugged IP routers, and Ethernet switches is driving IP-based communications on the production floor.


A high bandwidth, rugged, and reliable fiber cabling solution is indispensable for industrial networking as adoption of increased data rates emerges. To meet this need, OFS offers Graded-Index HCS® (GiHCS®) Optical Fiber in a Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) fiber optic cable construction and easy-to-use crimp and cleave LC connectors. Using OFS’ LC Crimp and Cleave simple hand tools, technicians can easily learn to install fiber connectors in industrial spaces. Taking just minutes to learn, field technicians can rapidly install new or repair damaged optical fiber cables without messy adhesives or tedious polishing procedures. Just “Crimp, Cleave and Leave.”

Advantages of GiHCS Industrial Cabling Solution with LC Crimp and Cleave connectors include:


  • Wide operating temperature range: -20 to +105 °C
  • Resistance to abrasion, vibration, and industrial chemicals
  • Indoor and Outdoor use
  • High tensile strength
  • Compatibility with most common GBIC transceivers
  • Fiber optic specialists are not required
  • No power, no epoxy, no gel, no polishing required for the termination process
  • Easy to learn and quick to connect

Applications: Wind Power, Solar Power, Industrial Automation, Electrical Substation Automation, Railways, and Subways Stations Controls.



Check our GiHCS Industrial Networking video: 

OFS GiHCS® Industrial Networking Solution – Featuring LC Crimp & Cleave Technology

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