AFL Launches New Fujikura 12S Fusion Splicer

  AFL Launches New Fujikura 12S Fusion Splicer

Compact size designed for maximum efficiency and portability

Business Wire

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- January 21, 2013

AFL introduces the Fujikura 12S fusion splicer, the world’s smallest, lightest
and most portable fusion splicer. At just 4.76"W x 6.38"D x 2.24"H, the
full-featured 12S fusion splicer is engineered to increase efficiency in the
field. With its fully ruggedized chassis, the 12S provides exceptional
protection from shock, dust and moisture while its transit case offers
multiple options to optimize available work space. The work tray can be placed
on top of the transit case or used independently, and for maximum portability
the 12S fusion splicer can be detached completely.

Fujikura 12S Fusion Splicer (Photo: Business Wire)

Fujikura 12S Fusion Splicer (Photo: Business Wire)

Retaining its two camera observation system, the Fujikura 12S fusion splicer
has several enhanced features.

  *New Li-ion battery provides three times more power than older versions,
    yielding up to 100 splice cycles;
  *The 4.5” high-resolution LCD monitor is three times larger than previous
    screens with no glare under direct sunlight;
  *Refinements in the arc calibration and optical systems have extended the
    electrode life to 3,000 splices – three times longer than previous models;
  *Splicing and tube heating are 20 percent faster; and
  *Software updates are available via the Internet for quick access to the
    latest splice programs.

Even with its small size, the Fujikura 12S fusion splicer incorporates
innovative features that have enormous capabilities. Backed by the best
service team in the industry, the Fujikura 12S fusion splicer is the ideal
splicer to use when portability, ruggedness, versatility and reliability are
needed for your splicing application.

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

About AFL

AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility,
broadband, communications, OEM, 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 inside plant central office,
EF&I, 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
and Asia. 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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AFL
Greg Pickeral, 864-433-5937
Product Manager
Greg.Pickeral@AFLglobal.com
or
Corie Culp, 864-433-5409
Public Relations Manager
Corie.Culp@AFLglobal.com