Lightel Announces the Release of the FIBERFORGE™ Workstation



RENTON, Washington, Apr. 25, 2011 — LIGHTEL today announced the upcoming release of its newest coupler workstation, the FIBERFORGE. Integrating the computer into the workstation itself allows for a degree of portability not seen in previous workstations. Developed as platform to encourage development of new fiber optic “tools”, the FIBERFORGE is also capable of a high output level of Fused Biconic Taper(FBT) components in a production environment. Previous coupler workstations such as the CW-200B and the CW-5000 are deployed by the hundreds worldwide, and recognized as the benchmark for FBT manufacturing. The FIBERFORGE is available with a optional hydrogen generator, to make moving it from laboratory area to laboratory area quick and convenient. In addition to FBT products, tapers, Mode Field Adapters(MFAs), and other unique fiber based devices.

“The FIBERFORGE shows LIGHTEL’s continued commitment to innovation for the fiber optic industry”, states Kevin Shirk, VP of Sales & Marketing. “With this new workstation, we feel development of the next generation of fiber optic components has been made more accessible.”

About Lightel

Incorporated in 1999, Lightel Technologies was founded to bring advanced optical components, and equipment to the optical communications, aerospace, and sensor industries. Lightel maintains its headquarters in Renton, Washington, with additional manufacturing facilities for high volume, cost sensitive production offshore. Our products are sold worldwide, with distributors in key locations to offer the best customer services possible.

Since the initial passive component product development, Lightel has emerged as a technology leader several key product areas, including Fused Biconic Taper (FBT) coupler workstations, a full line of FBT components, Thin Film Filter (TFF), and other micro-optic components, video microscopes for inspection, cleaning, test and analysis.

Press Contact

Kevin Shirk
(425) 277-8000

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