Introducing the FOCIS Lightning multi-fiber connector inspection system

April 23, 2019 Maury Wood

The award-winning AFL FOCIS Lightning is an ultra-fast and highly efficient MPO/MTP® fiber optic connector inspection system. Two high resolution image sensors enable the instantaneous assessment of the full multi-fiber end-face surface conditions, including a view of the connector alignment holes or pins.  A 2X zoom mode makes taking a closer look at debris and scratches simple and easy.

FOCIS Lightning is intended for hyperscale and other large data center optical network operations.

Additional features and benefits include:

  • Auto-focus and auto-analysis to IEC MPO standards
  • Ability to scroll through all individual fiber images, analysis overlays, and zone tables
  • Bluetooth connectivity to AFL’s free FOCIS Flex mobile app (iOS and Android)
  • Support for all MPO fiber configuration, including Base-8 and Base-10
  • Key up/key down polarity capture with clear fiber 1 identification


About the Author

Maury Wood

Maury Wood is a Senior Product Manager at AFL where he is one of the leaders on development of MPO testing, inspecting and cleaning solutions. Before coming to AFL, Maury consulted in digital communications technologies at both systems and semiconductor companies, spanning the evolution from dial-up modems through xDSLAMs and 4G wireless basestations to data center optical transmission equipment.

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