Fujikura Europe Launches New Gold Standard Single Fusion Splicer, the 70S

Leading fusion splicer developer upgrades world’s best-selling model to make the most durable and user friendly tool on the market

The Fujikura 70S ARC Fusion Splicer

The Fujikura 70S ARC Fusion Splicer.

27 March 2013

Chessington, UK. Fujikura Europe, one of the world's leading manufacturers of fibre optic cables and equipment, has launched its newest fusion splicer the 70S, to replace the FSM-60S, which has been the best-selling core alignment fusion splicer on the market since launch.

The 70S is the latest addition to Fujikura’s fusion splicer range and has been specifically designed to be more ergonomic, faster and have greater durability than the FSM-60S, reducing splicing time to just seven seconds.

“Today, an explosion in data traffic driven by smartphones, a renewed impetus for FTTH and a series of new submarine cable projects in emerging countries is pushing demand for fusion splicers through the roof. Our 70S is the new standard model to cover varied splicing needs in those fields,” said Roy Higgins, Deputy Managing Director of Fujikura Europe.

The rugged construction design adds improved reliability by resisting shock, rain and dust, allowing it to withstand a 30 inch drop test on six sides. Two of the newest features include an automated wind protector and a tube heater which has been developed for quicker splicing cycles and to reduce the number of operational steps. The unit also includes a high-resolution LCD monitor, powerful Li-ion battery for longer operation time and built in videos for on-the-go training.

“The 70S has been created to take over from the FSM-60S in becoming the most practical ARC Fusion Splicer in the world. With our highly innovative research and technical team behind us we are constantly looking at new ways to evolve already successful products to ensure we can continue to help engineers with their vital work of installing network infrastructure,” added Mr Higgins.

The 70S also has a redesigned carry case which doubles up as a table for faster preparation when splicing on the go. A separate working table is included in the standard package which is a new feature for this device.

This is the second fusion splicer Fujikura has launched this year, having announced the release of the 12S, the world’s smallest single fibre fusion splicer specifically designed for installation in small narrow spaces in February.

Fujikura Europe will present the 70S in Europe for the first time at SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics in Prague between 15 – 18 April and at Laser World of Photonics 13 – 16 May. For further information about the new 70S splicer visit, www.fujikura.co.uk

70S Main features
• Automated Wind-protector / Tube Heater: Reduced splicing steps, and the world's fastest splicing / heating times.
• Innovative Carrying Case Design: A detachable built-in working table is inside for quick start of splicing
• Environmental Resistance: The world's first 6-direction drop proof, dust and water resistant.
• Wide Color LCD Monitor: High resolution 4.7 inch monitor with better visibility under daylight.
• Powerful Li-ion Battery: 200 splice and heating cycles per full charge.
• Pre-installed Manual: Manuals including operation, troubleshooting and others are available through the monitor.

About Fujikura
Established in 1885, Fujikura is one of the world's leading manufacturer of communication and electronics products. The company offers a diverse product range from its core business of electric wire and cables to fibre optic and related products. The Fujikura name has become synonymous with fibre optic fusion splicers and the company is the world's leading global supplier.

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