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AFL Launches Fujikura Advanced Ribbon Fusion Splicer to North American Market

  AFL Launches Fujikura Advanced Ribbon Fusion Splicer to North American
  Market

New 70R offers greater speed, greater productivity and greater reliability for
multiple applications

Business Wire

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- June 25, 2013

AFL introduces the Fujikura 70R fusion splicer, the newest addition to
Fujikura’s proven line of splicing products. With the 70R, Fujikura has again
set a new standard delivering even faster, more precise splicing results while
retaining all of the features and reliability that made its predecessor, the
60R, the premier product for ribbon splicing applications.

Fujikura 70R Fusion Splicer (Photo: Business Wire)

Fujikura 70R Fusion Splicer (Photo: Business Wire)

The Fujikura 70R fusion splicer offers several enhanced features:

  *Automated wind protector and tube heater with the world’s fastest heating
    time of 40 seconds for a ribbon protection sleeve
  *Long-life electrodes provide 1,500 splices
  *High resolution, 4.7-inch color LCD monitor with 90X fiber magnification
    for improved visibility in low-light conditions
  *Configurable automation allows the user to customize the automated
    functions
  *Powerful Li-ion battery supports 110 splices and heating cycles with each
    full charge
  *World’s first six-direction drop-proof design with fully ruggedized rubber
    casing
  *Dust- and rain-proof design provides superior protection
  *Innovative transit case design with detachable, built-in worktable
  *Video guides for operation and troubleshooting incorporated into the
    splicer software
  *Fully compatible with the FuseConnect line of splice-on connectors

“The 70R builds on the excellent track record set by the 60R. With the
automated wind protector and tube heater, quality splicing is even faster. The
tube heater clamps the splice protection sleeve from both sides, resulting in
a shrink time of an impressive 40 seconds,” commented Greg Pickeral, product
manager, fusion splicing systems for AFL.

In 2013, Fujikura is releasing several new products. Earlier this year, the
12S and 12R were introduced, along with the 70S. Fujikura will also soon add
the 19S, a fixed V-groove single fiber fusion splicer and the 19R four-fiber
ribbon fusion splicer.

Fujikura understands that service and support are just as important as
excellent engineering. Like all Fujikura products, the 70R is supported by the
most knowledgeable and responsive service team in the industry. While
engineering innovation and quality products have made Fujikura a premier
provider of fusion splicers, unparalleled levels of service and support are
what have made Fujikura the leader in the industry.

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,
Asia and the South Pacific. 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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Contact:

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