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SEL Introduces Industry's First MPO Jacketed Connectors

December 12, 2012

SEL Introduces Industry's First MPO Jacketed Connectors

By Carlos Olivera
TMCnet Web Editor

A manufacturer of optical fiber announced today the expansion of its splice-on connectors, and is set to release the first jacketed metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) ribbon splice on connector.

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL) announced they are adding on to its Lynx2 CustomFit Splice-On Connector product line to meet the changing needs of data center, enterprise, and communication networks. 

SEL, located in Triangle Research Park NC, specializes in connectivity solutions. SEL already offers an unjacketed MPO splice on ribbon, but with the addition of the industry’s first jacketed MPO ribbon; SEL will now have the largest and most comprehensive splice-on connector products on the market.

The need for the connecters is in large part due to the migration from 10 Gbit/s to 40 and 100 Gbit/s. With more data centers and networks transitioning from loose and single fiber cables to more compact optical ribbon cables, SEL’s new products will have improved results.

“As the company to have designed and introduced the industry’s very first MPO splice-on connector, we understand the importance of continuous innovation, ensuring that our customers have the latest and most advanced solutions that are vital for the success of their network,” said  Joshua Seawell, Sumitomo Electric (News - Alert) Lightwave’s director of its Lightwave Network Products division.

The Lynx2 will prove to be practical as its compatible with many types of fiber optic connectors including SC, LC, FC and ST, but will also eliminate the need for an inventory of splice trays, also making it more cost effective.

All of this falls in line with President Barack Obama’s Executive Order "to make broadband construction along Federal roadways and properties up to 90 percent cheaper and more efficient.”

In June, as part of his plan to “Rebuild America,” President Obama signed the Executive Order to expand the use of fiber all over the country, whilst also creating jobs and bettering the economy.

Installing dark fibers can be costly, and with the new Lynx2, SEL is falling in line with POTUS’ Executive Order and reducing the cost of maintaining optical fibers, while also making it more efficient.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman
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