Fiber Optics Splicing Machines
There are quite few numbers of splicing machine brands available in the market. The most dominated in the market are mainly from Japan i.e. Fujikura, Sumitomo and Fitel.
Others available brands are Ilsintech, Inno, Yamamoto, Ericsson, Corning and at least 2 generic brands from China.
Basically these available splicing machines are almost similar to one another in terms of physical appearance and the required fiber optics tool like stripper and cleaver, electrodes etc.
However, the 3 steps process of splicing preparation remain the same for all brands i.e.
Perhaps in 5 -10 years time, the fiber optics stripping, cleaning and cleaving shall be done automatically by the splicing machine
The cost of buying splicing machine is the most important criteria as the price is in a range between USD 3,000.00 - USD 7,000.00 per complete set.
Apart from cost the other factors like after sales service plus easy to maintain fusion splicing machine are the other main issues need to be addressed carefully.
Below is the latest splicing machine from Fujikura
Fiber Optics carries lots and lots of data , video and voice on daily basis around the globe. One of the main reasons of using fiber optics is to have secured communications.
Unlike wireless communications the issue of tapping or unauthorised eavesdropping is of the main concern.
But now human managed to find a way on how to tap fiber optics by using the concept of minimum bending radius..
It look easy to tap fiber optics by locating the fiber optics cable but finding the actual fiber core to tap is another story unless you know exactly which fiber core to tap...
Definition of four different International Organisationi for Standardization (ISO) multimode fibers categories.
This is due to increase in demand for multimode bandwidth applications especially in Gigabit Ethernet applications.
ISO 651.1 ISO/IEC 11801:2002 (OM1)
Graded Inded MM - 850/1300nm - data communication
ISO 651.1 ISO/IEC 11801:2002 (OM2)
Graded Index MM - 850nm/1300nm - Video and data communcation
ISO 651.1 ISO/IEC 11801:2002 (OM3)
Graded Index MM50/125micron - Laser 850nm - Gigebit Ethernet application
ISO 651.1 ISO/IEC 11801:2002 (OM4)
Graded Index MM - VCSEL - 850nm - 40 GB/s , 10Gb/s data center application
I have been in the field of fiber optics since early 1990s. I gained fiber optics skills and knowledge via my working experience as end-user, main contractor and sub-contractor and finally as an optical fiber enterpreneur.