From polishing to fuse-on splicing, each method of terminating optical fiber requires care and consideration.
The age when anaerobic epoxy connections were the sole option for field-termination connectors has passed and the next generation of termination products offer more flexibility to meet current and future termination needs. There is no “single” field termination connection method that is perfect for every application. Today several alternatives for field termination of fiber cables are available. The application requirements for fiber termination are very diverse in both inside-plant applications as well as outside-plant applications. Space is more valuable than ever and many times there is little or no available space for splice trays or splice sleeves in housings, enclosures and panels. Additionally, the next generation of field termination options is an excellent choice for upgrading or “cleaning up” a project in a rack environment or enclosures.