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Suttle licenses Firecomms OptoLock for POF wallplate product


March 22, 2010
By Anthony Capkun

March 22, 2010

Firecomms, a developer of high-speed plastic optical fiber (POF) transceivers, has licensed its OptoLock interconnect system to Suttle, a supplier of communication connectivity products for the telecom/datacom industries. OptoLock provides plugless terminations that allow for simpler, quicker connections of communications and infotainment network devices, says Firecomms.

“Suttle is excited to offer the first commercially available POF-to-POF
passive OptoLock wallplate adapter system, which we’ve added to our
SpeedStar line of modular connectivity,” said Bill Heuer, senior product
manager. “Firecomms has pioneered the development of POF as a low-cost
alternative for copper cabling in home networking, which we look forward
to support.”

Suttle’s new SpeedStar OptoLock wallplate adapter system will be
available in Q2. The annual worldwide POF market is estimated to be
worth over $2.5 billion in 2011, says Firecomms, according to market
research by Information Gatekeepers.

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