AFC Group has released the Fujikura pre-polished fibre optic FAST (Field Assembly Simple Technique) connector. The new field installable connector requires only standard fibre preparation tools and a cleaver. The ferrules are factory polished eliminating the need for epoxies and polishing materials, thereby reducing the termination time to less than 30 seconds.
The Japanese manufactured connector achieves a very low insertion loss and can be directly terminated to 250µm and 900µm buffered fibre. The connector is available in SC and ST in single mode and 62.5µm or 50µm in multimode.