Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Launches New Quantum Mass Fusion Splicer with Industry First and Only Advancements

  Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Launches New Quantum Mass Fusion Splicer with
  Industry First and Only Advancements

The new Quantum Mass™ Fusion Splicer is the industry’s first mass fusion
splicer with automatic and real-time clamp force adjustments for precise fiber
to fiber offset, yielding consistent low insertion loss. It is also the
industry’s smallest, lightest, and fastest mass fusion splicer with splicing
speed under seventy seconds for a 12 count optical fiber splice. As the
industry’s only mass fusion splicer with dual independent heat shrink ovens,
automatic pretension clamps, fully navigational touch screen monitor, SD port,
internet interface and other industry first advancements, the Quantum Mass
addresses the advanced splicing technology and MPO connectivity required by
today’s high density data center, enterprise network, FTTx, and outside plant

Business Wire

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- November 13, 2012

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (, a major leader in the
design and manufacturing of optical fiber and connectivity solutions, today
announced the introduction of the Quantum Type-Q101-M12™ Dual-Heater Mass
Fusion Splicer, the second splicer launched in its Quantum Splicer product
line. The design of the Quantum Mass splicer is based on the market demand for
a multi-fiber splicer that provides improved MPO connector functionalities,
speed, performance and efficiencies for high density, high transmission speed
data center, enterprise, and communication networks.

To meet the needs for growing MPO network connectivity, the Quantum Mass
fusion splicer (1-12 fibers) is the industry’s only splicer with automatic
clamp force adjustment and real-time clamp force calibration to minimize fiber
to fiber offset when ribbonnizing loose tube fibers or splicing on MPO
connectors on round cord loose tube cables. The Quantum Mass also addresses
the speed required for increased productivity and faster network restorations
and network moves, adds, and changes. With a typical splice time of 14 seconds
and 55 second heater cycle time, the Quantum Mass is the fastest multi-fiber
fusion splicer resulting in a 12 fiber splice under seventy seconds.

Like the Quantum Type-Q101-CA Core Alignment fusion splicer, the Quantum Mass
is the only multi-fiber splicer with a fully functional touch-screen
interface, making splicer function navigation more intuitive, faster, and
easier than traditional keypad interfaces. The Quantum Mass incorporates both
the touch-screen and keypad interfaces to offer technicians a preferred
choice. The new Quantum is also the industry’s only mass splicer with internet
remote maintenance, an SD port for virtually unlimited data storage, and the
capability of downloading and uploading work related splicing project data,
training videos, audio, and software.

Without compromising full splicing functionality, performance, and ruggedness,
the Quantum Mass splicer is the industry’s smallest (4.72W x 6.06D x 4.96H
inches) and lightest (2.0 kg) multi-fiber fusion splicer that is easier to
carry and work with in the many small, confined spaces characterizing the data
center, enterprise network, FTTx and outside plant work environments. Despite
its small footprint and light weight, the Quantum Mass boasts the industry’s
largest 640 x 320 fiber view and longest electrode life, while complying with
the most stringent shock, waterproof, and dust resistance requirements.

“By continuing to listen to the customer, we have launched the most advanced,
reliable, and user-friendly mass fusion splicer in the industry,” comments
Joshua Seawell, director of the Lightwave Network Products division at
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave. “We are grateful to our customers for their
valuable input, which is the foundation of our continued leadership in
providing the best and most advanced fusion splicing technology.“

The Quantum Mass is the industry’s only multi-fiber fusion splicer with a dual
independent heater system, increasing splicing efficiency by 70%. The new
splicer is compatible with the Lynx2 CustomFit® Splice-On Connectors for
customized, on-site cable builds and terminations. Orders and shipping for the
unit begin January 2013.

About Sumitomo Electric Lightwave: Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL), located
in Research Triangle Park, NC, is a leader in the design, innovation, and
manufacturing of optical fiber and connectivity solutions, including optical
fiber, fiber optic cable, fusion splicers & accessories, field installable
connectors, and its FutureFlex® Air-blown Network Solutions. SEL is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd, a global leader in the
innovation, development, and manufacturing of products to advance the
information and communications industry. For more information, please call
800-358-7378, email, or visit


Technical Contact:
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave
Joshua Seawell
Director, Lightwave Network Products
Editorial Contact
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave
Alexandra Manning
Marketing & Communications Manager
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