Comcon Technologies will showcase the state-of-the-art FIBERFOX Expanded Beam Connector from NEUTRIX at the PALM Expo 2023 from 25th – 27th May 2023.
Large amounts of data can be transmitted outstandingly with fiber-optic systems, and the FIBREFOX Expanded Beam Connector makes the connection easy and unmistakably proficient. Any weaknesses in relation to cables or connectors are eliminated by using the FIBERFOX system. FIBERFOX EBC lens connectors always ensure the system’s functionality, even in harsh environmental conditions like rain, cold, heat, and dust, in mud or under water. In contrast to conventional fiber optic systems, they achieve much more mating cycles (> 15000 without change of insertion loss). They do not wear out at all, they are maintenance-free and have a theoretically unlimited lifetime. FIBERFOX EBC connectors comply with IP68 (connected or disconnected) and can be cleaned easily and quickly by using clear water and a lint-free cloth.
FIBERFOX Expanded Beam Fiber Optic Connectors are designed to meet the requirements of MILDTL-83526 Military Specifications. Expanded Beam fiber optic connectors are designed to operate in harsh environments, they use non- physical contact fiber optic terminations that are IP68 sealed behind an anti-reflective coated ball lens. This lens expands the beam to many times its original size, aiding optical alignment and minimizing the effects of dust, debris and other environmental conditions. Because there is no wear on the optical surfaces / end faces of the termini during use, the FIBERFOX connector has excellent durability, in excess of 5,000 mating cycles, providing a long service life interconnect solution. FIBERFOX is a hermaphroditic connector allowing multiple plug-to-plug cable assemblies to be combined to extend the length of the system. These connectors are available with two or four channels multimode lenses and the patch cables, pre-assembled in various length are flame retardant and halogen free.
Expanded beam fiber optic connectors utilize a lens to expand and collimate the light emitting from an optical fiber. This collimated light beam is transmitted through an air gap to a mating connector, where the light is collected and focussed by a second lens into a second optical fiber to complete the connection. With 50/125 multimode fiber, the expanded and collimated light beam has an active area of around 3,600 times larger than the original 50 μm multimode fiber core.
The effect of collimating and greatly increasing the beam diameter, means that the connector is less sensitive to small particles of dust or other contamination which could completely obscure transmission in physical contact type connectors.
FIBERFOX Connectors are used in Lighting, Network, PA, Video, Broadcast, Defense & Government, Railway and Oil & Gas for Communications, Audio / Video, and Sensing Applications. With trained engineers, the team at Comcon Technologies looks forward to working with the industry leaders to solve signal transport problems with this latest & proven innovation.