JAE introduces the FO-EX Series
August 2006 – Japan Aviation Electronics (JAE) has introduced the FO-EX Series - a fiber optic adapter that separates to allow easy cleaning of the rear fiber. This adapter is available with an internal shutter and fits standard panel dimensions, allowing it to be a simple drop-in replacement for previous adapters. It is ideal for use with any fiber optic panel or module where easy cleaning of the rear-side fiber is a benefit, such as FTTX, switching equipment, optical networking, or any other application where a standard adapter is currently being used.
The FO-EX is currently available in an LC simplex configuration. The adapter is used on any standard panel cutout, and the front housing separates to leave easy access to both the rear housing still mounted on the panel, and the fiber connector held there. The internal shutter is spring-loaded and operates automatically when the connector plug is inserted or extracted, thus removing the need for a second hand or the extra moving part of a shutter door. The two housings also offer an audible "click," assuring quick and positive mating.
FO-EX adapters meet or exceed Telcordia GR-326 specifications, and have an operating temperature range of –40°C to +85°C.
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