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Wirewerks launches new Fiber Splice-On Connector

Factory-terminated results in a field-terminated connector

Montreal, QC – July 24th, 2017. – Wirewerks, a leading manufacturer of network infrastructure solutions, announced today the launch of their innovative new Optical Fiber Splice-On Connector. The new Splice-On Connector combines the performance and reliability advantages of fusion splicing with the flexibility and on-site termination benefits of field-installable connectors.

Wirewerks Fiber Splice-On Connectors are compatible with any 2-3mm OD single fiber cable and are available in LC and SC connector formats in either APC or UPC ferrule polishing styles.

Each Splice-On Connector is pre-assembled with no housing to install and pre-cleaved so that technicians only prep and splice the incoming fiber. The ultra-flexible boot allows routing even in tight spaces and provides a labeling space for proper fiber identification.

The Splice-On Connector utilizes just two components – a connector and a pre-crimped Kevlar rope that is mechanically merged to the cable. The two-component approach is easy to learn and repeat, simplifies installation, maximizes yield, and delivers guaranteed insertion loss and return loss performance equivalent to factory-terminated connectors. Additionally, Wirewerks Splice-On Connectors are compatible with any fusion splicer and eliminate the need for expensive crimping tools, splicer jigs, index matching gels, and splice trays/enclosures; providing cost effective, reliable, low-loss solutions for fusion-spliced field fiber termination.

Edouard Tabet, Wirewerks’ head of Engineering, commented, “The ease-of-use and high yield, high-performance results of our innovative new fusion Splice-On Connector will be beneficial in a broad variety of optical network applications, including LANs/SANs/WANs, Data Centers, carrier telecomm networks, CATV networks, cell tower base stations, FTTx networks, and test & measurement systems.”

Availability, sourcing and additional information

The Wirewerks Fiber Splice-On Connector is available now from Wirewerks Authorized Distributors across North America. For more information or to locate an authorized distributor, call the Wirewerks Customer Support Center at 1-888-993-4237 or visit www.wirewerks.com

About Wirewerks: Founded in 1991, Wirewerks is an industry-leading manufacturer of optical fibre and copper structured cabling systems. Built on core values of Quality, Innovation, and Integrity, Wirewerks is relentlessly customer-focused. From pre-sale project planning, to documentation and technical support, to custom product development, Wirewerks works closely with customers to deliver the best networking solutions and the best value in the industry today.

Contact:
Jess Dadoun, Manager, Marketing & Communications
1-888-993-4237×249
jdadoun@wirewerks.com
Wirewerks Baie-D’Urfé, Québec, Canada H9X 3P1

Wirewerks™, NextSTEP™, NextSTEP Technologies™ and CableTree™are registered trademarks of The LAN Wirewerks Research Labs

Wirewerks adds new Wall Mount Patch Panel to NextSTEP Technology™ System

Greater flexibility and accessibility in fiber wall mount applications

Montreal, QC – July 24th, 2017. – Wirewerks, a leading manufacturer of network infrastructure solutions, announced today the addition of the NextSTEP™ Optical Fiber Wall Mount Patch Panel to the NextSTEP Technology system line-up. The new NextSTEP Wall Mount Patch Panel brings the unequalled flexibility, functionality and accessibility of NextSTEP Technology rack mount systems to wall mount installation environments.

The NextSTEP Wall Mount Patch Panel features the industry’s first ‘stepped’ shelf design that houses up to six NextSTEP fiber modules in any combination, in any shelf position. The panel offers complete front and rear access to any installed module, and the stepped design allows for easy access to any individual cassette, adapter or splice tray module without disrupting other modules co-resident in the panel. NextSTEP fiber modules slide easily into any of the shelf positions within the chassis without the need for specialized tools; making initial deployment, subsequent MACs, and repair/restoral activities simple, fast and cost-effective.

A variety of NextSTEP fiber modules may be installed in any combination in the Wall Mount Panel, making it a highly versatile solution capable of supporting virtually any fiber networking application and any fiber termination technique. Fiber counts for typical applications would include up to 72F using LC Patch Modules, and up to 144F using Splice Tray Modules supporting pigtail and ribbon cable fusion splicing. MPO cassettes and MPO Adapter Strip Modules are also available, along with C/D-WDM Modules.

The NextSTEP Wall Mount Patch Panel’s small footprint and high-density design saves space and reduces costs. Multiple cable entrance options and our exclusive CableBundle™ magnetic cable managers ensure strain-free optimized cable routing and cable management within the panel.

Jess Dadoun, Wirewerks’ marketing manager, commented, “The NextSTEP Wall Mount Patch Panel takes our ‘any fiber termination technique/any fiber application’ NextSTEP design philosophy to wall mount environments. The NextSTEP Wall Mount Patch Panel can save space, time and money in many applications including Enterprise LANs, fiber-to-the-suite, COs, and cell tower base stations.

Availability, sourcing and additional information

The NextSTEP Wall Mount Patch Panel is available now from Wirewerks Authorized Distributors across North America. For more information or to locate an authorized distributor near you, call the Wirewerks Customer Support Center at 1-888-993-4237 or visit www.wirewerks.com

About Wirewerks: Founded in 1991, Wirewerks is an industry-leading manufacturer of optical fibre and copper structured cabling systems. Built on core values of Quality, Innovation, and Integrity, Wirewerks is relentlessly customer-focused. From pre-sale project planning, to documentation and technical support, to custom product development, Wirewerks works closely with customers to deliver the best networking solutions and the best value in the industry today.

Contact:
Jess Dadoun, Manager, Marketing & Communications
1-888-993-4237×249
jdadoun@wirewerks.com
Wirewerks Baie-D’Urfé, Québec, Canada H9X 3P1

Wirewerks™, NextSTEP™, NextSTEP Technologies™ and CableTree™are registered trademarks of The LAN Wirewerks Research Labs

Wirewerks launches new Field Terminable RJ45 Plug

Guaranteed CAT6A Performance in under a minute

Montreal, QC – July 24th, 2017. – Wirewerks, a leading manufacturer of network infrastructure solutions, announced today the launch of their innovative new Field Terminable RJ45 Plug. The new RJ45 Plug combines the performance and reliability advantages of factory-terminated Category 6A plugs with the flexibility and on-site termination benefits of field-installable connectors.

Available in both shielded and unshielded formats, the Wirewerks Field Terminable RJ45 Plug enables fast, reliable on-site termination of UTP and FTP solid-conductor copper cables in the exact lengths required for each individual cable run. Cable pairs are precision terminated on an IDC module within the plug, and the cable itself is secured to the plug by simply closing the plug’s two hinged jaws and locking with the integrated compression nut. The plug is precision engineered to apply the exact pressure necessary to complete a perfect, secure termination every time. No crimping, special tools or special technician training are required and the IDC interface supports both T568A and T568B wiring schemes. The Wirewerks Field Terminable RJ45 Plug is compatible with any RJ45 standard jack or coupler, and cable/plug terminations are guaranteed to meet Category 6A performance specifications, all in under one-minute of installation time.

Edouard Tabet, Wirewerks’ head of Engineering, commented, “Our new field terminable RJ45 plug is beneficial in any application where the required cable length is unknown. The plug also provides a simple, reliable solution for attaching IP-enabled devices to the network, including cameras and more. And the plug’s factory-equivalent terminated performance means that it can be used with complete confidence to solve the problems and delays caused by over/under-length cable runs in pre-terminated cabling systems.”

Availability, sourcing and additional information

The Wirewerks Field Terminable RJ45 Plug is available now from Wirewerks Authorized Distributors across North America. For more information or to locate an authorized distributor, call the Wirewerks Customer Support Center at 1-888-993-4237 or visit www.wirewerks.com

About Wirewerks: Founded in 1991, Wirewerks is an industry-leading manufacturer of optical fibre and copper structured cabling systems. Built on core values of Quality, Innovation, and Integrity, Wirewerks is relentlessly customer-focused. From pre-sale project planning, to documentation and technical support, to custom product development, Wirewerks works closely with customers to deliver the best networking solutions and the best value in the industry today.

Contact:
Jess Dadoun, Manager, Marketing & Communications
1-888-993-4237×249
jdadoun@wirewerks.com
Wirewerks Baie-D’Urfé, Québec, Canada H9X 3P1

Wirewerks™, NextSTEP™, NextSTEP Technologies™ and CableTree™are registered trademarks of The LAN Wirewerks Research Labs