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AFL receives patent for FuseConnect Splice-On Connector System


January 17, 2012
By Alyssa Dalton
(left to right): Don Bullman, OCA quality engineer; Ted Lichoulas, OCA R&D engineering manager; and Doug Duke, senior application engineer / Fusion Splicing Systems

January 17, 2012 – AFL has received a patent for Spliced-on Connector System and Method, Splicer and Connector Holder for Producing the Same, patent number 8,043,013. The AFL system utilizes a fusion splicer to terminate the connector in the field, addressing return loss concerns present in analog optical networks.

The company describes the FuseConnect product line as ideal for connectorizations in RF-overlay FTTP networks, CATV backbone networks, outside plant, Fiber-to-the-Desk and MDU FTTP cabling; central office connector replacement; and data center installation.