The use of networking technology in schools and universities is growing rapidly. As educators prepare their students to live and work in our high tech world, they are adopting new and innovative teaching methods. Since their technology expenditures are often funded by federal grants and taxpayer funds, educational institutions require high value with low risk. To protect their investment for years to come, they also need optimum flexibility to make inexpensive, non-disruptive network changes.

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave’s end-to-end structured cabling and revolutionary connectivity solutions are designed with the scalability; high speed transmission; high density; space saving; fast repairs & restoration; and quick moves, adds, and changes required by today’s and tomorrow’s education networks for minimum downtime, the most reliable voice, video, & data transmission, and optimum performance

Our FutureFLEX® Air Blown Fiber Solution (ABF) boast many features and benefits that make it the ideal solution for fiber optic network installations and changes in the education space.  Some of the key features and benefits include…

  • Quick and Easy Installation
    • Fiber Bundles are installed at speeds up to 150 feet per minute
    • Installing 3,000 feet takes only 2 installers 30 minutes compared to up to 8 hours and 4 installers for conventional cable solutions
  • No Worksite Disruption and Improved Safety
    • Fiber Bundles are installed point-to-point through hazardous areas
    • No need to have crews working overhead, on cable trays, or over operating equipment
    • No need for lifts, ladders or other equipment which can present hazards to crews
  • Tube Cable Pathway Provides Valuable Flexibility
    • Changes to the routes can be made by re-connecting push fit couplers at TDUs
    • Open tubes provide future proofing and flexibility
    • Allows for shared CapEx across multiple groups or investments as individual tubes of the larger tube cable can support specific and varying networks and routed appropriately at common junction points
    • Future requirements can be installed in hours instead of days, weeks or months

Once the pathway is installed and the fibers blown in our connectivity and hardware offerings give network designers and installers the widest range of options as well as flexibility to tackle the varying nuances and complexities of any network build.  These options and flexible solutions include…

  • Lynx2 CustomFit Fusion Splice-On Connectors
    • Largest range of connector and media options in the industry covering single fiber, duplex and even 8ct and 12ct MPO (multiple SMF and MMF options)
    • Aesthetically Appealing, High Quality, Quick and Easy Terminations EVERY TIME!
    • Utilizing Sumitomo Fusion Splicers ensures instant quality results and no reset-up or rework
  • FutureFLEX® Air Blown Fiber Solution and 4th Level Product Families = Wide Range of Hardware Options
    • Wall and Rack Mount Panel Options with ranging features and benefits to accommodate varying network requirements and budgets
      • Such as…Stationary, Simple Slide-Out or Flexible Slide-Out for Front/Rear and Angle Down access
    • Robust offering of cassette modules for LGX to High Density requirements PLUS the highly sought after FOX Splice-Cassette that allows for the utmost flexibility
    • Pre-terminated cable assemblies and hardware options for the fastest of deployment requirements
  • Sumitomo Electric Fusion Splicers and Accessories
    • Large breadth of Fusion Splicer products including 12ct Ribbon, Core and Active Clad Alignment, Fixed V-Groove and Smallest HandHeld fusion splicers
    • The Quantum series splicers and accessories boast first and only value add features such as dual heater ovens to eliminate splicing bottle neck, auto adjusting cleavers that keep technicians going and eliminate requirement for sending equipment in for repair
    • Fastest product support via 24 hour technical support hotline (888-SPLICER) and ONLY one day repair turnaround when needed
    • All splicers are compatible with the Lynx2 CustomFit Fusion Splice-On Connectors

For information on the products and solutions mentioned here visit our products page here.