For Immediate Release
Siemon launches LightBow advanced fibre termination system
September 2016 - Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced the launch of its new LightBow™ fibre termination system that continues to improve fibre termination speed, performance and reliability whilst reducing costs. Part of Siemon's LightHouse™ and pre-polished mechanical splice connectors that together reduce termination time, prevent fibre end face contamination and air gaps, and enable easy verification of termination quality.
Ergonomically optimised for use in handheld or table-top orientation, the new LightBow termination tool significantly reduces termination time by combining both splice activation and crimping in a single, optimised step and providing universal LC and SC connector compatibility with no time-consuming changeover. It also features integrated LC and SC strip templates moulded right into the tool to ensure proper strip length of the fibre. To enhance connector performance, the tool's alignment channels simplify fibre insertion, whilst its patent-pending bow feature maintains proper pressure of fibre ends during termination to eliminate air gaps. To further ensure reliability, the entire termination process is completed with the connector dust-cap in place, protecting the critical end face polish from contamination or damage.
For use with the tool, Siemon LightBow pre-polished mechanical splice connectors ship factory assembled to eliminate time-consuming field assembly of inner and outer connector bodies. Available in both LC and SC configurations, and in multimode and singlemode versions, the connectors feature a built-in verification window in the connector body for use with Siemon's 0.5mW output power, Laser Class 1 visual fault locator (VFL). This allows technicians to immediately verify a positive termination. Following termination verification, the new system offers the unique ability to adjust the fibre or re-terminate the connectors if needed.
"Fast deployment and superior reliability are of the utmost importance in today's fibre networks, and fibre field terminations remain popular due to their ability to meet a variety of installation scenarios," says Nicolas Roussel, technical manager Central Europe for Siemon. "Whilst we have long offered a fast, high performance fibre termination system, our new LightBow system is a direct result of listening to the voice of the customer. Not only does the connectors' built-in verification window and ability to be re-terminated significantly enhance connector reliability, but the entire system is much less expensive with a low-cost, lightweight tool."
The new LightBow termination tool is available in a complete kit with a convenient carrying case that contains all accessories required for high performance terminations, including Siemon's 0.5 mW VFL with 2.5mm to 1.25mm universal connector adapter and precision cleaver with long-lasting blade that provides consistent, precise and high quality cleaves. For more information on the new fibre termination system, visit www.siemon.com/lightbow.
- About Siemon
- Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for data centres, LANs and intelligent buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers a comprehensive suite of copper and optical fibre cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data centre power and cooling systems and intelligent infrastructure management solutions.
With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. Siemon provides custom network infrastructure solutions to OEMs, leading manufacturers, value-added resellers and system integrators.
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