Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Introduces New Quantum V-Groove Fusion Splicer with Industry First and Only Advancements

  Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Introduces New Quantum V-Groove Fusion Splicer
  with Industry First and Only Advancements

Business Wire


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-VS™ V-Groove Fusion
Splicer, the third splicer launched in its Quantum Splicer product line. The
design of the Quantum VS is based on the market demand for an advanced, yet
economically affordable, fusion splicer that provides the speed, performance
and efficiencies for data center, enterprise, FTTx, OEM, and communication
network applications.

The Quantum Type-Q101-VS V-Groove Fusion Splicer is the industry’s only
V-groove splicer with patented dual independent heat shrink ovens that
eliminate the heat waiting time for streamlined, consecutive splices—making
the splicer one of the fastest V-Groove splicers that increases splicing
efficiency by 70%.

Like the Quantum Type-Q101-CA Core Alignment fusion splicer and the Quantum
Type-Q101-M12 Mass fusion splicer, the Quantum VS is the only v-groove splicer
with a fully functional touch-screen interface, making splicer function
navigation more intuitive, faster, and easier than traditional keypad
interfaces. Like its predecessors, the Quantum VS incorporates both the
touch-screen and keypad interfaces to offer technicians a preferred choice.
Like all Quantum fusion splicers, the Quantum VS is also the industry’s only
v-groove splicer with internet interface for 24/7 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. The key feature of this splicer is that it incorporates these
industry-only advanced features, yet is one of the most competitively priced
v-groove splicers on the market.

Without compromising full splicing functionality, performance, and ruggedness,
the Quantum VS is compact at 120w x 154D x 130H mm and weighs only 2.1kg with
battery, making it easier to carry and work within 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 VS 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.

“We are pleased to offer our customers the most technologically advanced
v-groove splicer while making it one of the most affordable to own,” comments
Dwayne Holst, product manager for the Lightwave Network Products division at
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave. “Our goal is to listen to our customers’ valuable
input and to design fusion splicers with our history of unwavering commitment
to product and service reliability that ultimately offers our customers what
they have asked for; the best and most advanced fusion splicing technology
with 24/7 service and support. The consistent achievement of this goal is the
foundation of the Quantum fusion splicer line’s success.”

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 are immediately available.

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


Sumitomo Electric Lightwave
Technical Contact:
Dwayne Holst, 919-541-8173
Product Manager, Lightwave Network Products
Editorial Contact:
Alexandra Manning, 919-541-8383
Marketing & Communications Manager
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