AFL Introduces Air-Jetted Cabling Solution, Fusion Splicer, FuseConnect and Poli-MOD at BICSI

Spartanburg, SC – AFL is introducing a host of new products at the upcoming 2013 BICSI Winter Conference and Exhibition, Jan. 20-23 at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida.
AFL’s newest product is eABF™ Enterprise Air-Jetted Fiber Cabling Solution. Developed by AFL and Dura-Line, eABF provides the highest fiber density solution in the market. The eABF cable features exceptional air-jetting qualities yet is rugged enough to comply with Telcordia’s GR-409 and NEC riser and plenum flame ratings. The eABF pathway system is comprised of Enterprise FuturePath products and includes Indoor/Outdoor HDPE, riser, plenum and LSZH product lines. Combined, the eABF solution delivers an upgradeable physical pathway with the highest fiber density.
AFL is also launching the Fujikura 12S fusion splicer, the world’s smallest, lightest and most portable fusion splicer. Refinements in the arc calibration and optical systems have extended the electrode life to 3,000 splices. And splicing and tube heating are 20 percent quicker than previous models. Backed by the best service team in the industry, the new 12S fusion splicer is the ideal splicer to use when portability, versatility, and reliability are a priority.
AFL will be demonstrating the Next Generation FuseConnect, a four-component connector that simplifies the installation process. With a broad environmental tolerance, the new FuseConnect does not require the use of an external heater oven. It continues to be available in 900 µm, 2 mm and 3 mm with compatibility in all fiber types. The Poli-MOD 2 will also be exhibited at BICSI. With tool-less cable entry, the new Poli-MOD highly simplifies installation for enhanced “behind-the-wall” fiber management.
As the technology leader in fiber optic cabling, accessories and components, AFL delivers modularity, flexibility in design, density and scalability from optical fiber and cable to the hardware and connectivity in your data center. For additional information on AFL and its products and services, visit or booth #600 at the BICSI Winter Conference.
About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, OEM, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.
Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Asia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit
BICSI is a professional association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry. ITS covers the spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety and security, project management, and audio and video technologies. It encompasses the design, integration and installation of pathways, spaces, optical fiber- and copper-based distribution systems, wireless based systems and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information and associated signaling between and among communications and information gathering devices.
BICSI provides information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies in the ITS industry. We serve more than 23,000 ITS professionals, including designers, installers and technicians. These individuals provide the fundamental infrastructure for telecommunications, audio/video, life safety and automation systems. Through courses, conferences, publications and professional registration programs, BICSI staff and volunteers assist ITS professionals in delivering critical products and services, and offer opportunities for continual improvement and enhanced professional stature.
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, USA, BICSI membership spans nearly 100 countries. For more information, contact BICSI at 800.242.7405 (USA and Canada toll-free) or +1 813.979.1991. You may also email
Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager