Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Launches Industry’s Fastest and First Touch Screen and Internet Maintenance Handheld Splicer

  Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Launches Industry’s Fastest and First Touch
  Screen and Internet Maintenance Handheld Splicer

OFC 2014

Business Wire

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- March 10, 2014

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-QH201e-VS handheld fusion
splicer, the fourth splicer launched in its Quantum Splicer™ product line. The
Quantum Handheld replaces the TomCatType-25eU/S/M with added advanced
industry-only automated features for affordable, user-friendly and high
performance fusion splices for FTTx, data center, and other communication
network applications.

The Quantum Handheld V-groove splicer boasts the industry’s smallest footprint
(110Wx140Dx76Hmm) for maximum portability and the fastest 12 second typical
splice time among handheld splicers for improved efficiency in space
constrained areas typical with FTTx and data center work areas. The new
Quantum Type-QH201e-VS offers the most advanced splicing technology as
evidenced by industry-only features that heighten the splicing experience for
installers and technicians:

  *Fully navigational touch screen interface for maximum user friendliness
    (traditional keypad also included)
  *Internet Interface for 24-7 remote diagnostic and maintenance with
    Sumitomo Electric Lightwave On-Time Service Center technicians
  *SD port for virtually unlimited data storage for software, training,
    video, and audio uploads/downloads

“Our goal is to innovate continuously to offer customers the most advanced and
reliable fusion splicer technology backed by the most expert and responsive
support and service,” comments Dwayne Holst, product manager at Sumitomo
Electric Lightwave. “As the only company to offer internet capable 24-7 remote
maintenance and service, this exemplifies our commitment to unprecedented
customer support.”

The small footprint of the Quantum Handheld does not compromise the rugged
design of the splicer that complies with the most stringent shock, waterproof,
and dust resistance requirements. Other features of this RoHS compliant
splicer include an easy to use fiber holder system, extended life electrodes,
built-in help and maintenance videos, and Lynx2 CustomFit® Splice-On Connector

The new Quantum Type-QH201e-VS will be unveiled at OFC 2014, booth 3845, on
March 11-13 in San Francisco, CA.

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, EPON equipment, and its FutureFlex® Air-blown Network Solutions.
SEL is a Sumitomo Electric Group Company, a global leader in the information
and communications industry with over 20 billion in revenue and 200,000
employees worldwide. 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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