As a world leader in fiber optic cabling, connectivity, testing and splicing, AFL has the expertise to provide complete end-to-end solutions for MDU FTTx applications. Each facet of the AFL MDU Solution is designed to speed deployment time and reduce cost with cutting edge technology. With vertically-integrated operations, AFL and its qualified, capable engineers and technicians can supply every piece of the puzzle, deliver control over quality, reliability and performance.
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AFL to Feature MicroCore® Cable, Compact Enclosures and FOCIS Duel at Fiber Connect
AFL will be showcasing a new compact splicing and distribution enclosure, 200 µm buffered OSP MicroCore cable and the new FOCIS Duel Fiber Inspection Tool in booth #1507.
New Cleave Counter Feature in Fujikura 70 and 19 Series Fusion Splicers
One of the most critical maintenance tasks of fusion splicing equipment is cleaver maintenance. In addition to cleaning the clamp pads, blade rotation is the most common maintenance requirement.
Splicing 900 µm Loose Buffer Fiber
Eliminate frustrations and increase productivity by understanding the unique characteristics of this fiber type and its interaction with standard splicing equipment.
Splicing Bend Insensitive Fiber
To enable low splice loss and accurate loss estimation, Fujikura optimized splice modes for ClearCurve to SMF and ClearCurve to ClearCurve in the FSM-60S.
Visible Splice Joint
After splicing two optical fibers together the operator should make a visual inspection of the splice to ensure that there are no bubbles or other splice defects.
Telecom Cleaning & Inspection Best Practices
A one micron diameter speck of dust obscures 1% of a 10 micron fiber endface, resulting in about 0.06 dB of additional optical return loss.
Using a 70S to Align Fibers for Reel Testing
The procedure for setting up a splice mode in the Fujikura 70S so that the fusion splicer can be used to align the test jumper to the fiber under test
Connector Selection Guide
Choose the connector with features important to you. As the only company capable of providing every termination option, AFL let’s you be the termination expert.
New Ultra-Density Fiber Cable Technology for FTTx and Access Markets Using New SpiderWeb Ribbon®
The new ultra-density fiber optic cable technology, called Wrapping Tube Cable (WTC), utilizes a new optical fiber ribbon arrangement technology called SpiderWeb Ribbon (SWR®).
IDEAA® Cabinet Split-lid Hand-holes
The AFL IDEAA Exterior Distribution and Cross-Connect cabinets can be mounted onto a variety of different surfaces. This note focuses on split-lid hand-holes configured for the IDEAA cabinet.
AFL Installation of Structured Cabling and Certification of Fiber, Copper and ControlNet Infrastructure
AFL provided structured cabling installation management and performed all terminations to achieve a certified copper and fiber network with a 25-year warranty.
AFL FTTH Network Enables Voice, Video and Data Services for NewBridge on the Charles Retirement Community
AFL provided an end-to-end turnkey GPON network solution to support this expansive continuous care retirement facility in the Greater Boston area.
Fiber Backbone in New Underground Bored Pathway Connects Campus Buildings
AFL provided a single-mode fiber optic backbone network infrastructure to connect several campus buildings at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU).
TruEvent® OTDR Event Analysis
TruEvent helps AFL OTDR provide users with highly accurate and reliable automated event tables.
FASTConnect® or FUSEConnect®—Which Should You Choose?
Field-installable connectors provide a convenient method for terminating fiber optic cable at remote job site locations.
Fiber Connector Inspection -- Why It Matters and How It Works
Your network is important. Making sure your connector is cleaned and inspected can prevent the need for costly maintenance in the future.
Benefits of Aerial Splicing
A weather-tight splice closure is the most beneficial fiber installation and it creates the optimum environment for safely and effectively housing fiber optic splices in aerial applications.
288 Fiber Ultra-High Fiber Density Micro-Duct Cable with Extreme Operating Performance
The micro-duct cable is designed to protect the fibers during installation and operation, withstanding over 300 pounds and extreme temperatures.
Next Generation of Fiber Optic Loose Tube Cable
AFL has developed the next-generation of high-performance 600-lb rated micro-loose tube cable for the communications cabling infrastructure market.
Network System Cost Study