AFL’s ROGUE® OTDR Honored with Gold Award in CI&M 2017 Innovators Awards Program

Spartanburg, SC, and Lowell, MA – AFL’s ROGUE OTDR with aeRos® Workflow Management was recognized with a Gold Level Award during the annual Cabling Installation & Maintenance (CI&M) Innovators Awards program, which recognizes innovative products and systems as well as their uses and applications.

AFL, a leading manufacturer of fiber optic system solutions, received the Gold Level Award by demonstrating “excellent innovation, the benefits of which are clear, and makes a substantial improvement over previous methods employed, approaches taken, or products/systems used.”

AFL’s award-winning ROGUE OTDR with aeRos Workflow Management is revolutionizing the way technicians test. ROGUE OTDR modules are part of the ROGUE modular test platform and may be used with either the ROGUE compact cB1 or ROGUE intelligent iB1 base platforms. Quad (850/1300 nm multimode + 1310/1550 nm single-mode) and Dual Single-mode (1310/1550 nm) modules are available. ROGUE OTDR modules are supported by aeRos Workflow Management Solution and the ROGUE LinkMap OTDR App for Android mobile devices.

“Since test setups can be pre-configured, more expert staff can control test parameters, eliminating setup errors in the field and the need for subsequent retest,” explained Michael Scholten, senior product marketing manager for AFL's Test and Inspection Division. “Additionally, automatic wireless transfer of test results to aeRos provides the opportunity for tremendous OpEx savings, as results may be reviewed by expert personnel even before the technician leaves the job site, potentially eliminating follow-up truck rolls.”

“A good example of how the use of technology makes the job easier and more efficient for project managers and their technicians in the field,” one judge noted. “The aeRos Workflow Management capability allows the contractor flexibility in who gets deployed to a jobsite, and what their responsibilities are on that site. It all adds up to projects completed, time saved, and money earned.”

The judging panel consisted of cabling and communications system specifiers, designers, integrators and managers with vast professional experience. The Innovators Awards are judged based on the following criteria:

·        Innovative
·        Value to the User
·        Sustainability
·        Meeting a Defined Need
·        Collaboration
·        Impact

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About The Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2017 Innovators Awards program
The Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2017 Innovators Awards program reviews and recognizes the most-innovative applications of cabling and communications technology products and systems within the structured cabling industry. Platinum, Gold, and Silver Honorees were announced at BICSI's 2017 Fall Conference in Las Vegas on Monday, September 25, 2017. Criteria used in the Innovators Awards ranking included: innovation, value, sustainability, collaboration, and impact.

About AFL
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside plant applications.

Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit  

Michael Scholten
Senior Product Marketing Manager

Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager