Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. announces the release of the world’s first*1 AI (artificial intelligence)-programmed splicer, the Q502S.

With new features and new technologies, the Q502S fusion splicer offers improved performance, reliability, and user experience. The Q502S series maintains Sumitomo Electric’s industry-leading features, including a world-class*2 light and compact frame, quick splicing, and environmental durability.


 

NanoTune™
The Q502S is powered by NanoTune™ AI technology, which greatly improves splicing efficiency and accuracy regardless of operational condition and user skill.

 

Hot Core Analyzing
The Q502S provides accurate estimated loss by analyzing the fiber image through high-quality microscopes during splicing.

 

Detection of MMF and SMF fiber types
As a world first, the Q502S introduces a fiber type detection function – allowing the Q502S to distinguish between MMF and SMF fiber types and ensure use of the correct splice program.

 

SumiCloud™
SumiCloud™*3adds wireless LAN connectivity*4 to the Q502S. with a suite of cloud-based productivity services via a smartphone app. SumiCloud™ includes a Preventive Maintenance function, Over The Air firmware updates, and the capability to create and send work reports to the cloud. A web browser based management interface allows managers to review splicer reports and performance, and remotely lock units in case of theft.

 

 

These four features realize the highest quality and most efficient splicer operation.

 

A multi-touch screen and familiar User Interface
The Q502S’s light and compact body has a large touchscreen with multi-touch for a familiar user interface for ease of use.

 

Case and work tray
The Q502S’s carrying case includes an ergonomic working tray. The splicer can be used on the tray as soon as the case is opened, enabling users to start jobs immediately. The Q502S improves workability and reduces the installment/construction time in the field environment.

 

 

With the increase in remote work and telemedicine, as well as online learning, establishment of high-speed, large-capacity, low-delay communication networks is increasingly demanded. The Sumitomo Electric Group contributes to advanced communication networks by developing and providing new products and technologies that meet customer needs with even higher functionality, expandability, and workability.