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Field-installable connectors provide a convenient method for terminating fiber optic cable at remote job site locations. Traditional epoxy/polish connectors essentially took the entire factory installation process and brought it outside. Today, modern connector technology eliminates the need for hand polishing, providing a low-cost and error-proof method of installation.
This paper will provide a brief background on field-installable connectors and then discuss the advantages and disadvantages of mechanical and splice-on connectors.