ODC and Q-ODC Adapter Tips Now Available for Manta-W+ MultiFiber Inspection Microscope to Support Harsh Environment Applications
Oceanside, CA, June 20, 2019 — Sumix Corporation announces the development and introduction of ODC® and Q-ODC® (trademark of HUBER+SUHNER) Inspection tips for the award winning Sumix Manta-W+ fiber microscope.
The HUBER+SUHNER Q-ODC® and ODC® outdoor connectors are waterproof, dust proof, corrosion resistant and RoHs compliant for reliable connection in harsh environments. Sumix has developed adapters for both plug and socket (male and female) sides of ODC®-2, ODC®-4, Q-ODC®-2, and Q-ODC®-12 type connectors. Adapters are compatible with Manta-W+ and Manta+ microscope probes.
HUBER+SUHNER has introduced Sumix test solutions for its own laboratory and field inspection needs. These new adapter tips are also available for any companies implanting equipment with the new HUBER+SUHNER interfaces.
“The entire ferrule and the individual fibers are visible at a glance, which makes our work much easier”, said Jonas Hanimann, Process Engineer at HUBER+SUHNER. “Manta-W+ sets the focus automatically, hence this solution saves us a lot of time and increases our throughput.”
"We are always ready for the latest technological challenges of industry leaders like HUBER+SUHNER," said Farhad Towfiq, Sumix President. "Sumix team delivers the high-quality solutions our customers need with short development cycles. The rapid deployment of 5G and other needs are pushing the technology envelope faster than ever."
The Manta-W+ is a revolutionary solution for multi-fiber testing. With its wide field of view, Manta-W+ is the only probe on the market capable of inspecting 6 rows of 12 or 16 fiber terminations of an MPO connector in a single scan. Along with Multi-fiber Push On connections, the microscope also supports all standard connector types including LC, SC, SMA, E2000, AVIM, Mini-AVIM, and many more, both patch cord and bulkhead side, with an extensive selection of interchangeable tips available. Sumix' proven, industry standard platform of fiber scopes also includes SMX-Manta, SMX-Manta+, and Scopio series, which can be used for network maintenance, labs and manufacturing.
Sumix Corporation, a software and manufacturing company, is producer of high-resolution 3D Interferometers and portable 2D inspection probes for testing and verifying fiber optic connectors. Privately-owned, and based in Oceanside, California, Sumix has been designing and manufacturing optical and imaging products since 1999.
The HUBER+SUHNER group is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of components and systems for electrical and optical connectivity. It unites technical and manufacturing expertise in radio frequency, fiber optics and low frequency technologies under one roof. The company's global production network, combined with subsidiaries and partners, ensures that HUBER+SUHNER is close to its customers in over 60 countries.
We are proud to announce that Sumix MANTA-W+ fiber inspection microscope has been recognized as an innovative solution by 2019 LIGHTWAVE INNOVATION REVIEWS PROGRAM. Presented annually by Lightwave, it distinguishes top products and solutions available within the optical networking industry as determined by a panel of judges including executives and experts from a wide variety of service providers, technology developers, industry analysts, and journalists.
Criteria used in the Innovation Reviews rankings include, first and foremost, unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.
Here's how one the judges commented on Sumix Manta-W+ fiber inspection microscope:
“Great option for MTP/MPO testing; ability to check up to 96 fibers on one screen is impressive. Broad range of compatible connectors makes it an even more impressive product.”
At OFC 2018 Sumix demonstrates the MAX-Quantum – the new automated high-end interferometer for simultaneous end-face geometry inspection, anomalies detection, guide holes parallelism and angles measurement.
The MAX-Quantum is designed for inspecting all major types of single and multi-fiber connectors, including MT16/32, and it features:
Check more information at www.sumix.com/interferometers/quantum.html
Manta-W+ is a revolutionary handheld microscope primarily designed for testing of MTP®/MPO and SMA connections. The whole MTP®/MPO connector is tested in just one scan.
Featuring resolution of a benchtop microscope, the probe gives the possibility to check multi-fiber, SMA and single fiber connectors in the field.
Manta-W+ can be used for visual inspection of the connector end face for scratches, defects and contamination, as well as for automatic Pass/Fail testing based on IEC standards.
SMX-Manta-W+ comes with autofocus function. After you insert a cable, simply press a button to achieve a sharp and focused image of the connector end face.
Sumix is pleased to announce a new fixture design for use for geometry measurement of MT endface and guide hole parallelism.
This fixture design allows simultaneous interferometric scanning from two views, Side + Front views.
According to IEC optical interface specification standard guide holes parallelism must be better than 0.012mm.
The endface angle with respect to the average of the guide holes must be within tolerance of ±0.15°.
Simultaneous interferometric scanning from two views, Side + Front views
Side+Front View Fixture
Side+Front fixture eliminates any need for firmly handling of guide holes/pins and precise positioning of the ferrule, hence avoiding any deformation which may cause measurement errors.
Sumix MAX-QM interferometer coupled with this special fixture performs geometry inspection based on IEC 61754-7-3 standard and reports guide holes parallelism at the same time.