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New field-installable connectors from Belden provide termination simplicity and speed

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Belden Australia , a leader in the development of signal transmission products for the enterprise, industrial, building management, broadcast and security markets, has unveiled its new FiberExpress Brilliance field-installable connectors.

The new fibre optic connectors are well engineered and enable fast, fool-proof and easy termination of a fibre. Terminations can typically be made in five seconds, with no termination tools required. This performance is unmatched by any other product in the marketplace today.

Adam Callender, Belden's Regional Manager, Australia/New Zealand said he expected the new, tool-less FiberExpress Brilliance connectors to be enthusiastically welcomed by the contractor community and the distributors who serve them.

Users can verify proper connectorisation on site using an external laser light-source, commonly a Visual Fault Locator (VFL), which can be clearly seen through the connector's window, offering immediate termination assurance.

The simple, yet sophisticated, design of the new FiberExpress Brilliance connector enables contractors to terminate a tight buffered fibre in just three simple steps: 

  • Insert the prepared fibre into the connector. 
  • Using the index finger, slide the connector's switch-like activator toward the fibre to be terminated to bring about the splice/crimp. 
  • Slide the boot on the connector body for completion.
This fibre installation procedure is accomplished without using any specific or proprietary installation tools. The built-in activator tab performs the fibre splicing and crimping action in one simple motion, thus reducing the number of steps involved by 50 per cent, when compared with most field-installable connectors.

Currently the Brilliance connector is available for 900 m LC (OM1, OM2, OM3 and OS2). Throughout the year, ST-Compatible, SC, APC and jacketed versions will also be introduced.

Brilliance field-installable connectors can be used for loose tube fibre installations, with the addition of a break-out kit, so installers can achieve the same reliability and improved fibre yields as with tight buffered terminations.

The Brilliance connector is also a very reliable connector and is built to withstand a wider range of temperatures (-400º to +750º C) than traditional fibre connectors.

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