OFS releases LC Crimp and Cleave connectos for fiber

  • October 08, 2014
  • OFS
  • OFS

October 8, 2014 - OFS announces LC Crimp and Cleave connectors for Industrial Networks.  The connector takes advantage of the advanced optical and mechanical properties of HCS (Hard Clad Silica) and Graded Index HCS optical fibers, attaching to the cable through mechanical means rather than traditional epoxy/polish methods. Fast (100 Mb/sec) and Gigabit Ethernet (1000Mb/sec) data rates in industrial networks demand higher bandwidth and real-time, low-latency communications.  The increasing use of intelligent electronic devices, utility-grade rugged Internet Protocol (IP) routers, and Ethernet switches is driving IP-based communications on the production floor and new demands in factory automation and industrial networking applications.   A high bandwidth, rugged, and reliable cabling solution is indispensable for the growing demand in Industrial Networking applications as data rates in industrial settings grow.   OFS’ GiHCS optical fiber in a Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) cable construction with easy-to-use Crimp and Cleave LC connectors allow technicians an easy-to-learn connector installation for harsh environments. Advantages of GiHCS Industrial Cabling Solution with the new LC Crimp and Cleave connector include:

  • Wide GiHCS cable operating temperature range:  -20 to +80 °C
  • Resistance to abrasion, vibration and industrial chemicals
  • Indoor and Outdoor use
  • High tensile strength
  • Fast (100 Mb/sec) and Gigabit (1000 Mb/sec) Ethernet compatible
  • Compatibility with most common small format pluggable (SFP) transceivers
  • Fiber optic specialists are not required
  • No power, no epoxy, no gel, no polishing required for termination process
  • Minutes to learn, seconds to connect


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