Sumix develops inspection solution for Huber and Suhner’s outdoor optical connectors

Created June 23, 2019
Technologies and Products

Sumix Corporation has announced the development and introduction of Huber and Suhner’s ODC® and Q-ODC® inspection tips for the Sumix Manta-W+ fibre microscope. The Huber and Suhner Q-ODC® and ODC® outdoor connectors are waterproof, dust proof, corrosion resistant and RoHs compliant for reliable connection in harsh environments. Sumix has developed adapters for both plug and socket sides of ODC®-2, ODC®-4, Q-ODC®-2, and Q-ODC®-12 type connectors. Adapters are compatible with Manta-W+ and Manta+ microscope probes.

Huber and Suhner has introduced Sumix test solutions for its own laboratory and field inspection needs. The new adapter tips are also available for any companies using equipment with the new Huber and Suhner interfaces.

“The entire ferrule and the individual fibres are visible at a glance, which makes our work much easier,” said Jonas Hanimann, process engineer at Huber and Suhner. “Manta-W+ sets the focus automatically, hence this solution saves us a lot of time and increases our throughput.”

“We are always ready for the latest technological challenges of industry leaders like Huber and Suhner,” said Farhad Towfiq, Sumix President. “Sumix team delivers the high-quality solutions our customers need with short development cycles. The rapid deployment of 5G and other needs are pushing the technology envelope faster than ever.”

With its wide field of view, Manta-W+ is the only probe on the market capable of inspecting 6 rows of 12 or 16 fibre terminations of an MPO connector in a single scan. Along with Multi-fibre Push On connections, the microscope also supports all standard connector types including LC, SC, SMA, E2000, AVIM, Mini-AVIM, and many more, both patch cord and bulkhead side, with an extensive selection of interchangeable tips available. Sumix’ proven, industry standard platform of fibre scopes also includes SMX-Manta, SMX-Manta+, and Scopio series, which can be used for network maintenance, labs and manufacturing.

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.