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AFL Launches New Poli-MOD Optical Interconnect Module


Spartanburg, SC – AFL is introducing the new Poli-MOD, a pigtailed optical interconnect patch and splice module that is designed for network growth. Accommodating up to 24 fiber interconnections in an industry-standard, single-slot LGX® 118 footprint, the Poli-MOD module uses a snap-in splice sleeve cradle that securely manages both single and ribbon fiber arrangements. This customized cradle provides a means for the installer to secure splice sleeves prior to routing fiber within the module, reducing installation time and minimizing the risk for damaging fiber.

“The new Poli-MOD offers one of the simplest and fastest installation approaches to patch and splice modules within the telecommunications industry,” stated Matthew Johnston, product specialist for AFL. “Previous module designs required time-consuming methods to secure cable, such as using tie-wraps. With AFL’s new Poli-MOD, users waste less time during installation.”

Available in SC, ST, FC and LC configurations, the new Poli-MOD features multi-directional cable entry access and provides the capacity to outfit a standard 4RU rack-mount panel with up to 288-fiber interconnections. The patch and splice module is ideal for data centers, telecommunication closets, customer premise, LAN/WAN networks, headends/central offices, hubs, cabinets and remote terminals. The Poli-MOD is also offered in an arrangement that supports the low loss budget requirements of Distributed Antenna System (DAS) networks through the elimination of an interconnection point.

Visit AFL at the BICSI Fall Conference, booth 437, to see demonstrations of the Poli-MOD module, and view a detailed video on YouTube to learn more about its advantages. For additional information on AFL, its products and service, visit

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, Asia and the South Pacific. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Matt Johnston
Associate Product Manager

Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager