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AFL awarded 2016 Supplier Partner of the Year

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AFL was awarded the Kriz-Davis 2016 Supplier Partner of the Year Award. The award was presented for combined overall growth in sales dollars, growth in the percentage of sales, overall growth and collaborative sales efforts at Kriz-Davis locations. Additionally, AFL’s sales agent, Moehn Electrical Sales, was presented with the Kriz-Davis 2016 Award of Excellence for outstanding quality, service and integrity.

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“Kriz-Davis promotes AFL’s products wherever and however they can,” commented Patrick Nenno, regional sales manager for AFL. “Kriz-Davis understands the importance of manufacturers like AFL that consistently provide “Best-in-Class” service. This award is a testament to AFL’s commitment throughout our organization—sales, customer service, cable and accessories manufacturing and shipping.”

AFL has partnered with Kriz-Davis, a wholesale electrical supplier, for more than 20 years. AFL provides fiber optic cable, conductor accessories and connectivity to Kriz-Davis’ 18 locations covering six states in the Midwest. Kriz-Davis serves the electrical utility, industrial/automation, electrical contractor and data communications markets. Headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska, they are 100 percent employee-owned.

For additional information about AFL, its products and services, visit www.AFLglobal.com.

 

AFL launches Rogue® and aeRos® Modular Test Platform

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Lowell, MA and Spartanburg, SC – January 20, 2017 – AFL is officially launching the Rogue and aeRos platform, a suite of modular test products and cloud-based software built around the way fiber optic networks are built, operated and maintained. By using the Rogue base, individual test modules are snapped in, test apps are launched and Rogue’s intuitive user interface does the rest. Rogue works with smart phones and tablets to take advantage of the best user interfaces currently available. The new platform will be demonstrated at BICSI Winter 2017 in Tampa at booth #927.

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“We started with a clean slate and designed a solution from the ground up,” explained Rob Gilberti, senior product marketing manager for AFL’s Test & Inspection division. “By eliminating the baggage associated with legacy systems, we were able to leverage the most powerful technologies to create a flexible and scalable solution that addresses the business challenges of our customers.” 

Rogue is an open, flexible, ruggedly built modular test platform that enables customers to select the functionality needed including Tier 1 Certification, fiber end-face inspection and multi-fiber MPO certification. The platform provides a familiar and intuitive user interface using test modules to create the test capability that a technician requires for a specific job. AFL’s patent-pending design enables technicians to control their test hardware with or without a smart device.  

Rogue integrates seamlessly with aeRos, a cloud-based, comprehensive workflow and data management solution. With aeRos, users can integrate every aspect of their workflow for greater savings including setting up jobs and equipment before trucks ever roll, interacting with technicians in real time, collecting and analyzing data in the cloud and issuing reports more efficiently.

Every aspect of the testing process is more efficient with aeRos. Through centralized workflow and data management, coordinating with field technicians is simpler and more cost-effective. Jobs can be organized from anywhere in the world and pushed remotely to field equipment allowing technicians to test with the push of a button. Test data and project updates automatically synchronize.

For additional information about AFL, its products and services, visit www.AFLglobal.com.  

 

AFL recipient of six technology patents

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Spartanburg, SC – December 21, 2016 – Several AFL associates were recognized for receiving patent awards for developing new products and technologies within the optical connectivity, fusion splicing and test and inspection divisions.

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The Optical Connectivity team received four patents including “small form factor field installable outside plant connector housing” which allows field engineers and technicians to run cable point-to-point and protect the connection in an environmentally sealed, crush-resistant housing. Two patents were received for “universal interface device base and module” which minimizes manufacturing design variation thus reducing costs. Modules can be easily replaced or changed out by technicians and provides an easy means for service providers to replace defective modules or replace installed modules with new or upgrade modules. The last patent is for a “field installable high strength breakout kit.”

AFL’s Fusion Splicing team received a patent for “making fiber axicon tapers for fusion splicers.” This technology provides solutions for people to use fusion splicers instead of polishers to make axicon lenses on fiber ends which can be used for connection between a fiber and a laser chip. AFL’s Test & Inspection team received a patent for “system and method for identifying fiber sequence in a multi-fiber optical cable.” This technology enables OTDR-based identification of fiber sequence.

For more information about AFL and its products and services, visit www.AFLglobal.com.

About AFL
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless, and outside plant applications.

Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit www.AFLglobal.com.

 

AFL FOCIS Flex supports faster response times using varioptic liquid lens technology

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Duncan, SC and Lyon, France – November 29, 2016 AFL, a leading manufacturer of fiber optic cable and accessories, and Varioptic, a business unit of Parrot Drones SAS, announce that AFL’s award-winning FOCIS Flex connector inspection system utilizes Varioptic’s innovative liquid lens technology. Introduced in 2014, FOCIS Flex was the first auto-focus fiber optic connector inspection system in the industry. The inspection system integrates the Varioptic Arctic Variable Focus Liquid Lens designed for applications requiring fast response time and high optical power.

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According to Michael Scholten, senior product marketing manager at AFL, “Varioptic’s liquid lens technology is an important differentiator in AFL’s FOCIS Flex solution. Since FOCIS Flex is battery powered and typically used in field operation, robustness, low power and compact size provide key benefits compared to motor-driven lenses.”

Recently awarded the Platinum Innovator Award by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, the compact, handheld FOCIS Flex provides pass/fail results in seconds, supports independent, untethered operation, transfers results via Bluetooth® to paired OTDRs or Android smart devices, and saves results internally or externally. Uploaded images and pass/fail results may be included in reports prepared using AFL’s Windows®-compatible TRM® 2.0 Test Results Manager software, shipped with each FOCIS Flex. The solution is mainly used in the telecommunications, broadband and enterprise industries.

“We are pleased to partner with AFL, a long-term established player in the field of fiber optic instruments,” mentions Frederic Laune, director of sales and marketing for Varioptic. “The FOCIS Flex is the first autofocus optical fiber inspection system using our technology. We are proud to enable faster and easier inspections for AFL’s customers.”

For more information about AFL, its products and services, visit www.AFLglobal.com.

AFL expands its fiber optic cleaning product line with OPTIPOP-R Refillable Cassette Cleaners

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Lowell, MA and Spartanburg, SC – November 17, 2016  AFL has expanded its fiber optic cleaning product offerings with the addition of the OPTIPOP-R family of refillable cassette cleaners. This family includes four models that can be used with common exposed-ferrule connectors, both single fiber and multi-fiber types:

  • OPTIPOP-R1: single slot model for cleaning 1.25 mm and 2.5 mm ferrule connectors, including SC, SC2, FC, ST, MU, LC, MT, MPO/MTP® without guide pins (female) and MT-RJ without guide pins (female)
  • OPTIPOP-R2: two slot model for cleaning 1.25 mm and 2.5 mm ferrule connectors, including SC, SC2, FC, ST, simplex and duplex MU, simplex and duplex LC
  • OPTIPOP-R3: single slot model for cleaning MPO/MTP connectors with guide pins (male)
  • OPTIPOP-R4: single slot model for cleaning MT-RJ connectors with guide pins (male)
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The OPTIPOP-R family is used to dry clean the exposed ferrule end faces (UPC and APC) of fiber optic connectors, including the duplex LC and multi-fiber MPO. All four models yield more than 400 cleans per tape and the replaceable tape reels reduce the cost per clean to below $0.07 USD. The pre-washed micro-fiber tape cloth captures microscopic dust, particulate debris, oil and other contaminants to help ensure IEC/IPC end-face quality standards compliance. Constructed of tough ABS resin impregnated with an anti-static agent, the OPTIPOP-R cleaners are suitable for both inside and outside plant environments in service provider, enterprise and data center networks.

“AFL now offers the most comprehensive fiber optic cleaning products portfolio in the industry, covering push-type cleaners, cassette or reel-type cleaners, cleaning fluids, wipes and cleaning cards, cleaning sticks, tips and swabs,” commented Maury Wood, product line manager for AFL. “No matter the application or cleaning method preference, AFL provides the products and trusted know-how to help optimize fiber handling workflow.”

The OPTIPOP-R family is ideal for FTTH drop cable installation and service restoration; data center fiber trunk turn-up and maintenance; pre-terminated cable production; electro-optic test and calibration laboratories and clean rooms; and service provider cable head-end and central office optical equipment upgrades. 

To learn more about AFL, its products and services, visit www.AFLglobal.com.

 

Industries require a fiber optic solution that they can rely on time and again.

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Oil rigs use fiber optic cables for improved productivity through automation. Mass transit systems rely on fiber optics for advanced communication and signaling. Coal mines use fiber optic connections for environmental monitoring, mine safety, and reliable equipment control. Field broadcast venues depend on rapidly deployable fiber optic networks to deliver 4K and HD signals to their viewers. And the military relies on high performance fiber optic cables to keep them in constant communication on the battlefield whether at sea, in the air, or on land. 

AFL has created industrial fiber optic solutions that offer proven performance and are designed for the extreme stress of more demanding environments. Check out the resources below to see how AFL can help your next project. 
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AFL launches Micro-Tactical Fiber Optic Cable

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AFLa global manufacturer of fiber optic cable and accessories, is adding to its tactical fiber optic cable line by introducing micro-tactical cable. Designed for rapid deployment in networks that require high mechanical performance specifications, AFL’s micro-tactical cable combines ruggedness with ultra-high fiber density. The military-grade cable withstands high tensile loads, severe crushing forces, repeated impacts and extreme temperatures.

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“Innovation in tactical fiber optic cables has been largely stagnant for the last several years,” explained Craig Stratton, market and development manager for AFL. “AFL recognized a need to offer a high fiber count solution to meet the increasing demand for reliable signal transmission in harsh environments.”

With fiber counts up to 96, the micro-tactical cable is the highest fiber count military grade tactical cable available on the market today. The higher fiber density allows for longer deployment lengths without sacrificing bandwidth. And with longer assembly lengths, optical connections are reduced thereby enhancing network performance.

AFL offers a variety of tactical cable jacket materials enabling the cable to be used in areas where it may be exposed to high temperatures, wet locations, industrial chemicals and severe mechanical stresses. The micro-tactical cable is ideal for the broadcast industry, as well as military, mining, rail and petrochemical applications.

For more information about AFL, its products and services, visit www.AFLglobal.com.

 

Light Brigade® executive receives IPC’s distinguished committee service award

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Tukwila, WA and Spartanburg, SC – September 27, 2016 Light Brigade, a leading training and education company, announces that the IPC—Association Connecting Electronics Industries®, has recognized Larry Johnson, director and founder of Light Brigade, Inc. with a Distinguished Committee Service award for his contributions to the development of the standard IPC-D-640, Design and Critical Process Requirements for Optical Fiber, Optical Cable and Hybrid Wiring Harness Assemblies. The new standard addresses fiber optic components along with installation, testing and inspection disciplines required for the design and acceptance requirements for fiber optic and hybrid optical/copper cable harnesses for aerospace applications.

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“Larry has been an integral part of so many industry committees and conferences over the years, as well as the key content development and ‘resident expert’ at Light Brigade,” commented Lee Kellet, general manager of Light Brigade. “This award is another well-deserved recognition of his many contributions to the fiber optics industry.”

Johnson founded Light Brigade in 1987 to support the growing fiber optics industry. Over his three-plus-decade career in the telecommunications industries, Mr. Johnson has built a solid reputation in all aspects of fiber optic design, installation, implementation, testing and measurement. He participated in the early development of fiber optic standards used for installation, testing and measurement of network and physical plant. His leadership in the optical fiber industry has resulted in the development of fiber optic certification programs for a variety of industries.

IPC is a global trade association dedicated to furthering the competitive excellence and financial success of its members, who are participants in the electronics industry. The award will be presented at the IPC committee awards luncheon on September 26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

For more information on Light Brigade, visit www.lightbrigade.com.

 

AFL launches FlexScan PON OTDRs for testing In- or Out-of-Service

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Lowell, MA and Spartanburg, SC – August 24, 2016  AFL expanded its FlexScan family of pocket-sized OTDRs adding two PON OTDR models. The FS200-304 PON OTDR offers 1310, 1550 and 1650 nm OTDR testing to verify and troubleshoot both in-service and out-of-service FTTH PONs. The FS200-300 FlexScan supports 1310 and 1550 nm out-of-service testing for both PON and point-to-point networks.

All FlexScan OTDRs include AFL’s SmartAuto™ multi-pulse acquisition, enabling users to detect closely spaced events before a PON splitter while still testing effectively through the splitter. FlexScan OTDRs also display test results in both AFL’s icon-based LinkMap® view and OTDR trace view, allowing users to quickly and easily locate faults and identify necessary corrective action. With up to 37 dB dynamic range, both models verify PONs with split ratios up to 1:64.

FlexScan PON OTDRs include 4.3-inch indoor/outdoor touchscreen display, Bluetooth®/WiFi wireless interfaces and an integrated Visual Fault Locator (VFL). The integrated Optical Light Source (OLS) and Optical Power Meter are optional.

FlexScan OTDRs are available in several pre-configured kits combining a user-selected FlexScan with additional fiber verification and troubleshooting tools:

  • FlexScan Basic Kits: combine FlexScan with TRM® 2.0 Basic Test Results Manager reporting software, USB cable and a soft carry case. 
  • FlexScan Plus Kits: adds a fiber ring (launch cable) and One-Click® cleaner plus upgrades TRM to TRM 2.0 Advanced.
  • FlexScan PRO Kits: includes a fiber ring, TRM 2.0 Advanced, One-Click cleaner and adds a FOCIS Flex connector inspection probe with user-selected inspection adapter tips. The carry case easily accommodates additional adapter tips.
  • FlexScan Complete BI/BIPM Kits: includes a fiber ring, TRM 2.0 Advanced, FOCIS Flex with adapter tips and adds a user-selected Optical Fiber Identifier for bend-insensitive fiber (OFI-BI or OFI-BIPM). The OFI-BIPM includes an integrated power meter.

The FlexScan PON OTDRs join previously announced FS200-50 (1550 nm only troubleshooting) and FS200-100 (1310/1550 nm point-to-point verification and troubleshooting) to provide the industry’s smallest, easiest-to-use handheld OTDRs for network installation verification and troubleshooting.

To learn more about AFL, its products and services, visit www.AFLglobal.com.

About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, factory, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting OEM, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit www.AFLglobal.com.

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Need for high bandwidth and transmission of high data volumes makes fiber optic connectors preferable over copper cables

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Fiber optic connectors comprise a major part of the global telecommunication market. Optical fibers are connected using fiber optic connectors, which permits the transmission of light between two consecutive optical fibers. Fiber optic connectors are extremely useful when it comes to transferring high-volume data fast and over large areas. A fiber optics network is helpful in this case as it has a greater bandwidth of 10 Gbps and even more.

According to Transparency Market Research, the global fiber optic connectors market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.4% in the period of 2015-2021. The valuation of the market is expected to rise to US$4.4 bn over the same period, rising from a 2014 valuation of US$2.7 bn.

What drives the demand for fiber optic connectors in the global market?

As fiber optic connectors are made of very light materials, the conduction of high-volume data and high-speed transfer over greater distances is carried out in a much more convenient fashion than with conventional copper cables. Unlike copper wires, optic fibers do not have a distance limitation, and are shielded. With the recent growth of the telecom industry, the demand for high-bandwidth connections is also increasing, thus making fiber optic connectors a very lucrative market. The use of fiber optic connectors in the medical sector is also increasing due to their compatibility with fiber cables and the high speed they provide, which, in turn, is leading to emerging markets becoming major regional segments of the fiber optic connectors market.

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How is wireless networking affecting the fiber optic connectors market’s growth?

In July 2016, the Telephone Regulations Authority of India commenced inspection of the growth of Internet services through Wi-Fi networks. TRAI states that Wi-Fi networks are cheap, versatile and scalable, and thus can help in the spread of the Internet in rural and urban areas equally. This consulting paper was titled “Proliferation of Broadband through Public Wi-Fi network” and was issued by the TRAI on July 13, 2016. The Indian government’s support to wireless connectivity could be a major restraint on the fiber optic connectors market, as the unmet connectivity needs in India represent a significant opportunity for the telecom market in the coming years.

Which is the most dominant regional segment of the global fiber optics market?

The global market for fiber optic connectors is broadly segmented into five geographical segments, namely North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa. According to the type of fiber optics, the market for global fiber optic connectors is divided into straight tips, lucent connectors, multiple fiber push-on/pull-off, standard connectors, and other ferrule and jack connectors. The lucent connectors segment dominated the market in 2014 and is set to rule the market through 2021.

According to TMR, in terms of revenue generated, the fiber optics connectors market was dominated by North America in 2014. The North America fiber optic connectors market held a share of 38.20% in the global market in 2014. The data centers in this region are driven primarily by the infiltration of high-density multi-fiber connectors, which is expected to fuel the fiber optics connectors market in this region. Asia Pacific stood second with a 30.60% share in 2014. The market for fiber optic connectors in Asia Pacific will primarily be boosted during the forecast period of 2015-2021 due to the advancements in cable technology.

The rising awareness regarding the benefits of fiber optic connectors over copper cables will play a key role in the growth of the fiber optics connectors market in the dominant regions of North America and Asia Pacific. The major companies that occupy a large share in the fiber optics market are Hitachi Ltd (Japan), Sumitomo Electric Industries (Japan), Amphenol Corporation (U.S.), Diamond SA (Switzerland), 3M (U.S.), TE Connectivity Ltd. (Switzerland), Avago Technologies (Singapore), Arris Group Inc. (U.S.), and Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd. (Japan).

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AFL receives six new patents for products and technologies

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AFL has been awarded six patents for new products and technologies that are being used to enhance Optical Connectivity and Apparatus (OCA) products, fiber optic cable and sensing products.

AFL was awarded a patent for a specialized Logging Cable designed to more accurately measure Distributed Pressure and Temperature Sensing (DPTS). This new invention provides a cable structure that allows for an optical fiber to have increased exposure to environmental factors within a well, while protecting the fiber from external mechanical forces, such as crushing and abrasion.

AFL’s OCA business unit received four patents. The first patent is for a Fiber Splice Enclosure which includes a chassis, cover and a cable port mounting plate that allows for the entry and exit of cables. Another patent was received for the method and apparatus for a universal XDSL demarcation interface with multi-functional capability and single performance enhancement. Additionally, a patent was received for an Exterior Distribution Pedestal Cabinet, a convenient modular approach allowing efficient fiber management. Lastly, AFL was the recipient of a patent for an Optical Fiber Distribution Cabinet that includes an optical splitter module and a connector holder support frame that allows for maintaining a multiplicity of output connectors.

AFL’s Research & Development Center received a patent for an innovation to Fujikura’s Optical Fiber Vibration Sensor technology. Historically used for perimeter security applications, the original technology uses a sensing loop involving multiple wavelengths of light injected into opposite ends of a fiber optic sensing cable length. That approach is difficult for applications where only one end of the sensing loop is accessible, as in downhole oil wells, because the photonic devices used to enable the sensing loop are too large to be placed at the far end of the sensing cable length. The patented innovation uses several different approaches to solve this problem.

About AFL

AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, enterprise and OEM markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, renewables and transportation. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting OEM, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan.

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Fiber optic sensors – evolving industry trends and insights 2023

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The fiber optic sensors market is buoyed by an expanding demand for industrial applications with sophisticated functionalities. The report on the global fiber optic sensors market provides a snapshot of this industry from 2015 to 2023. The report focuses on trends and driving factors that will contribute to the growth of the market for fiber optic sensors. Considering that this market is extensively influenced by technological advancements; this market research report lays emphasis on enumerating technical milestones in the fiber optic sensors technology. Among other critical factors, this report discusses the need for power-efficiency and miniaturization in the market for fiber optic sensors.

End-use segments analyzed in the fiber optic sensors market research report are: defense and aerospace, automotive, biomedical, telecom, and testing and measurement.

The application segments featured in this report include: automotive, petrochemicals, telecommunications, civil infrastructure, industrial process control.

Our analysts utilize Porter’s five forces impact analysis to establish the future bargaining power of suppliers, buyers, the threat of new entrants, competitive landscape, and threats (if any) from substitute products. The report analyzes the entire value chain of the fiber optic sensors market to single out opportunities that can be effectively monetized.

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Overview of the Fiber Optics Sensors Market

With fast-paced technological advancement in the fiber optics sensors market, market players have introduced highly power-efficient and ultra-miniature fiber optic sensors. The need for reliable and robust sensors has evidently brought about a change in the materials and manufacturing processes used. All of these trends have brought about positive growth in the market for fiber optic sensors. Other applications such as crack monitoring in structures made of concrete have driven the market as well. As compared to other monitoring technologies, sensors that use fiber optics are preferred for their ability to spot concrete-structure cracks and structural damage as minute as 0.15 mm.

Some other advantages of fiber optics are: resistance to electromagnetic interference, low power consumption, and high sensitivity. Besides their use in LAN operations and the telecommunications industry, fiber optic sensors are also widely being utilized in the oil and gas industry, wind energy generation, homeland security operations, and smart buildings.

However, these sensors are still not regarded as being affordable. Their high deployment costs remain a hindrance to growth. But this scenario could change as government funding initiatives are boosting R&D in the fiber optics field.

Market Segmentation for Fiber Optic Sensors

  • Extrinsic Fiber Optic Sensors
  • Intrinsic Fiber Optic Sensors
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Key players in the fiber optic sensors market are: OMRON Corp, ifm Efector Inc, Banner Engineering Group, and Sick AG. Other fiber optic manufacturing firms featured in the report are: Honeywell Sensing and Control, Avensys Tech, Agilent Technologies Inc., Intelligent Fiber Optic System Corp, Avantes B.V., Photonics Laboratories Inc., Davidson Instruments, and Ocean Optics Inc.

Geographies analyzed under this research report:

  • Europe
  • North America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Rest of the World

This report gives you access to decisive data such as:

  • Market growth drivers
  • Factors limiting market growth
  • Current market trends
  • Market structure
  • Market projections for the coming years

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Fiber optic connectors market driven by demand for high bandwidth, to reach US$4.4 billion by 2021

 

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The global fiber optic connectors market is segmented on the basis of geography, application, and type. By type, the global fiber optic connectors market is divided into lucent connectors (LC), straight tips (ST), multiple-fiber push-on/pull-off (MPO/MTP), standard connectors (SC), and others such as ferrule connectors and mechanical transfer registered jack connectors. The global fiber optic connectors market was dominated by the LC segment in 2014 and it is expected to maintain its dominating position by 2021.

By application, the global fiber optic connectors market is divided into the telecom industry, lasers, DWDM systems, datacom, and others such as military, CATV, and the medical sector. In 2014, the telecom industry led the global fiber optic connectors market. With increasing popularity of fiber optic connectors as a medium of transmission for high volumes of data and long distance transmission, the global fiber optic connectors market is expected to develop rapidly during the forecast period.

By geography, the global fiber optic connectors market is segmented into Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. In 2014, the global fiber optic connectors market was dominated by the North America sector, in terms of revenue. The North America market for fiber optic connectors accounted for 38.20% of the global market in 2014, driven by penetration of multi-fiber connectors having high density in certain data centers. In terms of value, the Asia Pacific market for fiber optic connectors stood at second position in 2014 with a 30.60% share. Advancements in cabling technology will drive the Asia Pacific market for fiber optics connectors during the forecast period.

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The global fiber optic connectors market is primarily driven by growing demand for higher bandwidth in the telecom industry. Increasing demand for high data volume in numerous data centers and transmission speed will also lead to the growth of the global fiber optic connectors market during the forecast period. Large-scale production of technologically advanced fiber optic connectors will drive the global fiber optic connectors market.

Transparency Market Research has recently published a new report on the global fiber optic connectors market. According to the report, the global fiber optic connectors market was valued at US$2.7 bn in 2014 and is expected to be valued at US$4.4 bn by 2021. The report, titled ‘Fiber Optic Connectors Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 – 2021’, states that the global fiber optic connectors market is expected to grow at a 7.40% CAGR during the stated forecast period.

The global fiber optic connectors market is spread across the world, with leading players steadily introducing innovations in their fiber optic connectors. Some of the leading players in the global fiber optic connectors market are Amphenol Corporation (U.S.), 3M (U.S.), Arris Group Inc. (U.S.), TE Connectivity Ltd. (Switzerland), Hitachi Ltd (Japan), Avago Technologies (Singapore), Diamond SA (Switzerland), Sumitomo Electric Industries (Japan), and Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd. (Japan).

Key segments of The Fiber Optic Connectors Market

Fiber Optic Connectors Market, by Types

  • LC
  • SC
  • ST
  • MPO/MTP
  • Others

Fiber Optic Connectors Market, by Applications

  • Telecom Industry
  • Datacom
  • DWDM systems
  • Lasers
  • Others

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Driven by Demand for Higher Bandwidth, Global Structured Cabling Market to Reach US$11.45 billion by 2021: Transparency Market Research

ALBANY, New York: 15 Feb 2016 – According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research Structured Cabling Market - Global Industry Analysis, Trend, Size, Share and Forecast 2015 – 2021”, structured cabling market was valued at US$7.11 bn in 2014 and is expected to reach US$11.45 bn by 2021, at a CAGR of 7.1% from 2015 to 2021.

The global structured cabling market is primarily driven by increasing demand for higher bandwidth globally. High bandwidth is most important for applications such as video calling, faster data transmission, online gaming and file downloading among others. Thus with the increase in the number of internet users, the demand for high bandwidth is expected to increase considerably across different commercial, industrial and IT (information technology) sectors.

According to the United Nation’s International Telecommunications Union, the number of internet users worldwide was estimated to be around 3 billion in 2014. This number is expected to increase considerably in the coming years and in line with this, structured network demand over corporate sector is also expected to increase through forecast period. This in turn triggers the need of advanced structured cabling solution globally. In addition, the need for modernization and expansion of communication network adopted by different enterprises is also expected to accelerate the demand for structured cabling globally.

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The global structured cabling market is segmented on the basis of solution type, application and geography. By application, the structured cabling market has been segmented into commercial, residential, government, industrial and transportation. On the basis of solution type, structured cabling market is segmented into hardware, software and service. The hardware segment is further segmented into fiber cable, racks and cabinets, copper cable and patch panel and cross connects. By geography, the structured cabling market has been classified into: North America, Asia Pacific, Europe and Rest of the World (ROW).

Among the different solution type of structured cabling, hardware segment held the largest market share with 89.0% share in 2014. The hardware segment is mainly driven by copper cable. However, across the different applications of structured cabling, the residential sector is expected to be the fastest growing market during the forecast period. The modular design of structured cabling is very flexible and supports future up gradation where new cable structure can be added or move without any new modification in the cabling infrastructure. This makes it most suitable for residential purpose and thus results in higher adoption of structured cabling infrastructure in the residential sectors. By geography, North America held the largest market share in structured cabling market and accounted for 38.8% market share in 2014. Being a mature market owing to high penetration level, the structured cabling market in North America is predicted to experience sluggish growth in the coming years. Europe held the second largest market share in the global structured cabling market. Initiative taken by European Commission to reduce carbon emission and electricity consumption is also responsible for the robust growth of structured cabling market in Europe during the forecast period.

Some of the major market players operating in the structured cabling market are: Legrand SA (France), Belden Inc. (US), CommScope Holding Company Inc. (Carolina), Schneider Electric SE (France), and Corning Inc. (New York) among others.

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