|[January 21, 2013]
New Field Terminated Fiber Connectors From 3M for the Enterprise
TAMPA, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
BICSI (News - Alert) Winter Conference and Exhibition, Booth #233 - Today, 3M
announced an expansion of its fiber
connector product line for fast, on-site installation in the
enterprise. With one-piece, pre-assembled designs, the newest fiber
connectors from 3M (News - Alert) are engineered to be field terminated, providing a
completely customizable, while still reliable, mechanical
With one-piece, pre-assembled designs, the newest fiber connectors from 3M are engineered to be field terminated, providing a completely customizable, while still reliable, mechanical connectivity solution. (Photo: Business Wire)
With minimal tool requirements, simple installation and no need for
cable slack storage, mechanical field terminations save installation
time while helping minimize capital investment.
The expanded product family of LC, SC, and now ST fiber connectors from
3M enables contractors, design engineers and data center managers to
install, customize and maintain a network architecture with one product
family. New connectors from 3M include:
3M No Polish ST Connector for fast, on-site installation of 250
micron and terminations utilizing a one-piece,
pre-assembled design. The addition of the NPC ST Connectors completes
the line of 250/900 micron No Polish Connectors from 3M.
3M No Polish Connector Jacket for fast, on-site installation
without an assembly tool. These LC and SC compatible connectors are
designed for the new generation on bend-insensitive singlemode
and multimode fiber cables.
LC connectors for 1.6 mm to 2.0 mm cable .
SC connectors for 1.6 mm to 3.0 mm cable
3M Crimplok+ Connector for fast, easy field installations of 250
micron and 900 micron singlemode and multimode
fiber. Combining the speed of mechanical splice connectors with the
performance of fusion splice-on connectors, the Crimplok+ Connector
from 3M is the first known, commercially available FTTX field-mounted
fiber connector that meets indoor and outdoor performance requirements
without a splice, gel or adhesive. These connectors are SC
compatible with a metallic element that mechanically locks the
fiber in place.
Choosing the right connectivity product can result in cost savings and
efficient deployment while providing reliable service to customers. The
high costs associated with factory-terminated cables - inventory
expense, the need for slack storage and the pre-terminated cables
themselves - have many providers opting for field-terminated connectors
where the installation can be customized by using a reel of cable and
Find out more about fiber
connectivity solutions from 3M.
About 3M Communication Markets Division
For more than 50 years, products from 3M have formed the backbone of the
telecommunications industry. Global customers have come to rely on 3M
quality to connect and protect their infrastructure. As a network of
networks, the 3M
Communication Markets Division connects smart grids to smart phones,
wind farms to server farms, greenfield to brownfield and wireline to
wireless. Today, 3M is taking fiber further, moving mobility forward and
maximizing networks - from xDSL and FTTN to the enterprise.
A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands
of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. More information
about 3M Company is available online.
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