DUNCAN, S.C., Sept. 12, 2011 — AFL’s FuseConnect MPO fusion-spliced, field-terminated connectors feature just six components. With a factory prepolished ferrule, their field-termination process eliminates polishing, adhesives and crimping in the field, minimizing the potential for operator error and expensive connector scrap. Designed to Fiber Optic Connector Intermateability Standard (FOCIS) Type MPO, FOCIS-5, TIA-604-5-C, the connectors perform as an equivalent to the standard factory-terminated MPO/MTP assemblies. Designed to use either ribbon or loose tube cable, they minimize the complexity involved in the termination of a multifiber connection, enabling reliable and repeatable termination in field applications. FuseConnect MPO is part of the FuseConnect series splice-on connectors that include the SC, LC, ST and FC, which require a fusion splicer and accessories for installation. The FuseConnect MPO Termination Kit provides all necessary accessories for field termination. Features of the field-installable splice-on connectors include field MPO polarity customization, 3-mm round and optical fiber, and ribbon flat boots in each pack Applications include connectorization in radio-frequency overlay fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) networks, cable TV backbone networks, outside plant, multidwelling units FTTP cabling, connector restoration in the field, data center installation and patch cord customization in the field.