News | May 16, 2017

Panduit Simplifies Fiber Installation With New OptiCam 2.0 Termination Tool


Panduit, a leading global provider of network infrastructure solutions, has revolutionized field-terminated fiber connectivity with the introduction of the new, simple OptiCam 2.0 Termination Tool. The tool delivers an immediate calculated insertion loss, which improves productivity by shortening the time installers spend on the jobsite and increases contractor profitability by decreasing project re-work.

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OptiCam® 2.0 Termination Tool (Photo: Business Wire)

OptiCam® 2.0 Termination Tool (Photo: Business Wire)

An on-tool display walks users through a three-step termination process, with no complicated series of buttons, knobs and levers. It provides an immediate insertion loss value, along with a pass/fail readout, so installers know they have achieved a successful termination the first time. A companion app mirrors the display screen and collects a robust set of data points that can be used for project and business management.

“OptiCam 2.0 changes the fiber termination market,” said Dennis Renaud, vice president of Panduit’s Enterprise business. “We have made fiber termination so simple and reliable that it will change the way contractors work, bid jobs, and manage projects. We have a vested interest in the success of the contractor community and we are confident OptiCam 2.0 will help them be successful.”

Among the tool’s features are an ergonomic design that easily converts between left- and right-handed operation; color-coded cradles and patch cords to ease setup; and a pivoting cradle arm to make it easier to load connectors.

The tool works with Panduit LC, SC, and ST OptiCam Fiber Optic Connectors. If the installer isn’t satisfied with the termination results on the first try, the termination can be easily reversed and retried, reusing the same connector. In comparison, other connectors on the market would have to be discarded and a new connector installed.

The tool comes from the same fiber team that has developed innovative fiber solutions like HDFlex™ Fiber Cabling System, PanMPO™ Fiber Connectors and Signature Core™ Fiber Cabling. Panduit’s fiber solutions are backed by world-class research and development at the Jack E. Caveney Innovation Center.

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About Panduit

Panduit offers an end-to-end network infrastructure solution that delivers best-in-class network performance with superior quality, operational efficiency and easy installation. Innovative network infrastructure offerings from Panduit help maximize the space and network investment, while providing the connectivity and bandwidth that businesses demand. Our partner ecosystem, global staff, and service and support make Panduit a valuable and trusted partner.

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