Lucent Technologies adds LC
angled polished connector designed for the cable TV/Fiber-to-the-home/DWDM
to its LC family of products
October. 1, 2001
AMSTERDAM - Lucent Technologies (NYSE:LU) today announced
an addition to its Optical Fiber Solutions (OFS) LC family
of products, the LC Angled Polished Connector (APC). Unveiled
this week at the ECOC 2001 trade show, the LC-APC is designed
to meet the needs of the cable television, fiber to the home
and dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) markets.
The LC-APC is a small form factor connector - part of the
continuing evolution in miniaturization - that doubles the
density of fiber termination equipment and incorporates the
new one-piece design currently used in standard single mode
connectors to create a more rugged, robust product.
The connector boasts return loss better than 70db and typical
insertion loss performance of 0.08 dB, making the performance
of the angled connector similar to that of standard non-angled
connectors. The connector can be easily distinguished from
standard non-angled LC connectors by its green housing and
"The continuing growth of our diverse LC product family,
with the LC-APC, is a sign of our commitment to offer complete
end-to-end solutions for our fiber and cable customers," said
Denys Gounot, president of Lucent's Optical Fiber Solutions.
LC-APC connectors are available in packs of 100 and 1,000
-- something of particular interest to OEM manufacturers --
for both the jumper connector and for behind-the-wall connectors
for convenience in ordering for both jumper and pigtail connectorization
needs. Factory terminated LCAPC jumpers, pigtails and adapters
are also available.
Optical fiber has become the primary backbone of the Internet
revolution because of its enormous capacity for transmitting
voice, data and video. Lucent Technologies' Optical Fiber
Solutions business changed the very nature of the optical
fiber industry with the concept of fibers that are optimized
for specific applications such as long haul, metro express
and regional networks (TrueWave® RS), metro local and access
(AllWave®), for undersea networks (UltraWave®). Lucent Technologies
was the inventor of the ST® optical connector.
Lucent's Optical Fiber Solutions is a world leader in the
manufacture of optical fibers, fiber cable, specialty fibers,
and fiber optic apparatus. Lucent Technologies' Optical Fiber
Solutions business is headquartered in Norcross, Ga., and
led the industry in the shift to new application-based fibers
with its introduction of TrueWave Fiber in 1993. Lucent's
AllWave Fiber was named as one of Industry Week magazine's
"Technologies of the Year."
In July, Lucent announced the sale of its OFS business to
Furukawa Electric Company and CommScope. That transaction
is expected to be completed this quarter.
About Lucent Technologies
Lucent Technologies, headquartered in Murray Hill, N.J., USA,
designs and delivers networks for the world's largest communications
service providers. Backed by Bell Labs research and development,
Lucent relies on its strengths in mobility, optical, data
and voice networking technologies as well as software and
services to develop next-generation networks. The company's
systems, services and software are designed to help customers
quickly deploy and better manage their networks and create
new, revenue-generating services that help businesses and
consumers. For more information on Lucent Technologies, visit
its Web site at http://www.lucent.com.
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