Lightel Inspection Scopes Support PC and APC, 16- & 32-Fiber MTP®/MPO Connectors



RENTON, Wash., September 14, 2017 — Lightel® Inspection Scopes Support PC and APC, 16- & 32-Fiber MTP®/MPO Connectors

In order to support the migration to 400G, there has been increased interest in 16- and 32-fiber MTP/MPO connectors. As per TIA and IEC specifications, the guide pin pitch has increased from 4.6mm for the 12-24 fiber MPO to 5.3mm for the 16-32 fiber MPO while maintaining the overall ferrule size. The two types of MPO connectors are not intermateable.

The Lightel line of inspection scopes has supported 12-72 fiber PC and APC MPO connectors for years. Lightel has recently developed a new front-end for the standard MTP/MPO tip to support this new 16-32 fiber connector for both PC and APC configurations. Thus, by simply changing out the front end of existing tips, the user can support 16-fiber and 32- fiber MPO connectors. The tip itself does not need replacement. This allows the user to easily switch from 12-fiber to 16-fiber based MPO connector inspection or effortlessly migrate to 16-fiber MPOs without the extensive costs of new tips and scopes.

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.

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