Neutrik Americas Announces FIBERFOX Fiber Optic Connection System for Use in Harsh Environments

Neutrik Americas FIBERFOX Fiber Optic Connection SystemNeutrik Americas announced the FIBERFOX Fiber Optic Connection System. Designed to meet the requirements of MIL-DTL-83526 Military Specifications, Neutrik’s FIBERFOX Fiber Optic Connection System is the ideal solution for use in harsh environments.

FIBERFOX expanded beam fiber optic connectors utilize a lens to expand and accurately align the light emitting from an optical fiber. The aligned light beam is transmitted through an air gap to a mating connector, where the light is collected and focused by a second lens into a second optical fiber to complete the connection. With 50/125 multimode fiber, the expanded and aligned light beam has an active area that is approximately 3,600 times larger than a typical 50 µm multimode fiber core. That results in an increased percentage of available transmission power that has no variation in signal strength over time.

The FIBERFOX Fiber Optic Connection System incorporates both 2-channel and 4-channel heavy-duty connectors that are IP68 waterproof certified up to a depth of 6 meters (19 feet, 8 inches) both mated and unmated and without a protective cap. These wear-free connectors can withstand 10,000 mating cycles without any maintenance, and no special cleaning or measurement tools are required. Mating ability is dramatically improved as the two-channel connectors are compatible with four-channel FIBERFOX configurations and the four-channel FIBERFOX connectors are compatible with the two-channel FIBERFOX system. Additionally, both the two-channel and four-channel connectors are compatible with all MIL-DTL-83526 systems.

The FIBERFOX Fiber Optic Connection System includes the FIBERFOX briDge. Capable of both front-mounting and rear-mounting, Neutrik says these connectors facilitate easy patching with common LC patch cords. An LC cable can connect directly into the back of the briDge chassis connector. The FIBERFOX briDge chassis connector fits into the ubiquitous NEUTRIK D-shape cutout.