SOURCE: Ortronics/Legrand

January 14, 2008 09:00 ET

Ortronics/Legrand Introduces OptiMo® Precison Fiber Optic Cleave Tool

NEW LONDON, CT--(Marketwire - January 14, 2008) - Ortronics/Legrand, a global leader in high performance copper, fiber and wireless structured cabling solutions, will introduce the OptiMo precision fiber optic cleave tool at the BICSI Winter Conference, January 13 - 16 at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Ortronics' new precision fiber optic cleave tool is a rugged, durable tool for fiber optic field splicing of individual fibers and 12-fiber ribbons. It eliminates the need for field cleave inspections when terminating pre-polished fiber optic connectors, providing significant labor savings by reducing overall installation time. Ideal for producing precision ( < 1 degree) bare fiber cleaves in the field, the tool has a simple, easy-to-use design that allows the fiber technician to produce precision high-quality fiber cleaves repeatedly and reliably. The 16-position diamond blade yields 48,000 single-fiber cleaves for long-lasting performance. The precision diamond blade also provides 4,000 12-fiber ribbon cleaves before requiring replacement. A built-in fiber scrap collector conveniently stores fiber shards until they can be safely discarded.

The OptiMo precision fiber optic cleave tool rounds out the fiber optic tools needed to install Ortronics' OptiMo pre-polished fiber optic single-mode and multimode connectors. It is also well suited for single fiber cleaves in conjunction with most telecommunications fusion splicers. This labor savings accessory will save contractors time in the field and ensure reliable, repeatable results.

Background for Editors:

Ortronics/Legrand (, headquartered in New London, Connecticut, USA, is a global leader in high performance structured cabling solutions, offering a complete range of Category 5e, 6 and 10 Gig copper, fiber optic, wireless and residential/MDU connectivity solutions. In addition, Ortronics offers Cablofil® wire mesh cable tray and Wiremold® pathways. Other programs and services include: engineering and technical support, systems planning, training programs and a 25-year warranty program.

Ortronics/Legrand is a subsidiary of Legrand (, the world specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Operating in over 60 countries with sales of $4.9 billion, Legrand employs approximately 33,000 people, and its catalogs include more than 130,000 products. At Legrand, innovation drives growth: with nearly 5% of sales invested in R&D every year, the group brings out a steady stream of new, high added-value products.

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    Laura Fradette
    Communications Specialist
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