SOURCE: Siemon

Siemon

September 09, 2016 09:30 ET

Siemon Reduces Cost and Time With LightBow™ Advanced Fiber Termination System

WATERTOWN, CT--(Marketwired - September 09, 2016) - Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, today announced its new LightBow™ Fiber Termination System that continues to improve fiber termination speed, performance and reliability while reducing cost. Part of Siemon's LightHouse™ Advanced Fiber Optic Cabling Solutions, the new LightBow Termination System features an exclusive patent-pending termination tool and pre-polished mechanical splice connectors that together reduce termination time, prevent fiber end face contamination and air gaps, and enable easy verification of termination quality.

Ergonomically optimized for use in handheld or table-top orientation, Siemon's LightBow termination tool dramatically reduces termination time by combining both splice activation and crimping in a single, optimized step and providing universal LC and SC connector compatibility with no time-consuming changeover. It also features integrated LC and SC strip templates molded right into the tool to ensure proper strip length of the fiber. To enhance connector performance, the tool's alignment channels simplify fiber insertion, while its patent-pending bow feature maintains proper pressure of fiber ends during termination to eliminate air gaps. To further ensure reliability, the entire LightBow termination process is completed with the connector dust-cap in place, protecting the critical end face polish from contamination or damage.

For use with the LightBow termination tool, Siemon LightBow prepolished mechanical splice connectors ship factory assembled to eliminate time-consuming field assembly of inner and outer connector bodies. Available in both LC and SC configurations, and in multimode and singlemode versions, the connectors feature a built-in verification window in the connector body for use with Siemon's 0.5mW output power, Laser Class 1 visual fault locator (VFL). This allows technicians to immediately verify that a good termination was achieved. Following termination verification, the LightBow system offers the unique ability to adjust the fiber or reterminate the connectors if needed.

"Fast deployment and superior reliability are of the utmost importance in today's fiber networks, and fiber field terminations remain popular due to their ability to meet a variety of installation scenarios," says Kevin Stronkowsky, Fiber Optic Systems Product Manager for Siemon. "While we have long offered a fast, high performance fiber termination system, our new LightBow system is a direct result of listening to the voice of the customer. Not only does the connectors' built-in verification window and ability to be reterminated significantly enhance connector reliability, but the entire LightBow system is much less expensive with a low-cost, lightweight tool."

The new LightBow termination tool is available in a complete kit with a convenient carrying case that contains all accessories required for high performance terminations, including Siemon's 0.5 mW VFL with 2.5mm to 1.25mm universal connector adapter and precision cleaver with long-lasting blade that provides consistent, precise and high quality cleaves. The new LightBow Fiber Termination System will be on display with live demonstrations at the Siemon Booth#130 at the 2016 BICSI Fall Conference in San Antonio, September 12 - 15.

For more information on Siemon's new LightBow Fiber Termination System, visit www.siemon.com/lightbow.

About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specializing in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for Data Centers, LANs and Intelligent Buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suites of copper and optical fiber cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data center power and cooling systems and Intelligent Infrastructure Management solutions. With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of Industry Standards, underlining the company's long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Through an ongoing commitment to waste and energy reduction, Siemon's environmental sustainability benchmarks are unparalleled in the industry, including 179% global carbon negativity and zero-landfill status.

Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. We provide custom network infrastructure solutions to: OEM's, Leading Manufacturers, Value-Added Resellers and System Integrators.

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