MURRAY HILL, N.J. Lucent Technologies said its LC family of fiber-optic small form factor connectors can slash connector installation time by more than two-thirds for fiber-to-the-desktop installations. Connector installation time can be decreased to less than 1 minute per connector with the quick-mount component, the company said.
The no-polish, no-adhesive connector requires only a single crimp, eliminating the time otherwise required for adhesive curing and end-face polishing. Rapid termination with a mini-tool kit replaces the traditional, epoxy/polish installation.
The connector is the latest addition to Lucent's Systimax work-area fiber solution. The LC family is said to offer a high level of transmission performance in fiber-optic connectors, allowing Systimax OptiSpeed and LazrSpeed fiber-optic links to support high bit-rate applications, including Gigabit Ethernet and proposed serial transmission applications of 10-Gigabit Ethernet.
The Systimax work-area solution integrates a line of multimedia outlets, a plenum consolidation point and equipment room apparatus into a seamless channel. The Systimax LST-SY fiber-optic termination shelf targets high-density closet applications, while the M36PA Plenum consolidation point provides flexibility in architecture and rapid reconfiguration. The LC connector will be generally available in April, and is priced from $7 to $9. Delivery is one week.
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