Lynx2 Splice Connector From Sumitomo Eliminates Crimping

  • Fiber Cable
  • Fiber Management
  • Splicers
  • Sumitomo
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC —  Sumitomo Electric Lightwave introduced the Lynx2 CustomFit Splice-On Connector with SC, LC, and FC connectors for single-mode, 50 and 62.5 micron multimode, and gigabit laser optimized multimode fibers. The company says its new connector design eliminates the need for crimping, which makes splice connectorizations easier and more cost-effective for customized FTTx, outside-plant and inside-plant field terminations. The splice-on connector is also suitable for central office, enterprise network, fiber distribution hub, data center, and  other fiber optic network applications.

Lynx2's screw-on collar secures the Kevlar and jacket, eliminating the crimping process and the use of high-priced crimping tools. Because this termination method eliminates the guesswork in specifying the length of preterminated jumpers, technicians can customize the termination in the field, ensuring quick, accurate, and permanent connectorizations. The Lynx2 also eliminates the need for hand polishing, and for maintaining inventories of splice trays, index matching gels, and preterminated jumpers in varying lengths.

“At Sumitomo, we’re committed to continuous innovation, striving to make our next generation products significantly better than the last,” says Josh Seawell, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave’s product manager for its Lightwave Network Products division. “The Lynx2 CustomFit Connector ensures that our customers achieve faster deployments, increased productivity, and reduced costs.”

Lynx2 has passed independent testing for GR-326-CORE and GR-1081-CORE compliance. The new splice-on connector provides APC, UPC, and PC (MMF) polishing options, and yields average insertion losses of only 0.15dB for single-mode fiber and 0.10dB for multimode fiber. It is compatible with Sumitomo’s FastCat Type-39FH, TuffCat Type-66 Mass, TomCat Type-25e fusion splicers, and earlier models, and can also be used with other splicer brands.  The Lynx2 CustomFit Connector is currently available for order.

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