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2018 News

AFL Showcasing 3,456F Optical Cable, Board Level Connectivity at OFC

Visit Booth #4239 to see AFL’s 3,456F Wrapping Tube Cable with SpiderWeb Ribbon®, FOCIS Duel Inspection System and board level optical connectivity solutions.

AFL’s FOCIS Duel Honored with Two Awards at BICSI Winter

Winning by attendee votes, the FOCIS Duel was the “Install Tools, Methods and Testing” category winner and overall Best in Show winner.

AFL FOCIS WiFi2 Finalist for Lightwave Innovation Reviews

AFL’s FOCIS WiFi2 fiber optic connector inspection system has been selected as a 2018 Lightwave Innovation Reviews Finalist in the Field Test Equipment category.

AFL Associate Earns Professional Engineer (PE) License

Dustin Dell, applications engineer for AFL’s Specialty Solutions division, is the recipient of the Professional Engineer license awarded by the South Carolina State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors.

AFL Introduces FOCIS Duel Fiber Inspection Tool

FOCIS Duel is a field-ready, handheld digital inspection microscope offering optimal LC connector analysis performance to reduce fiber handling operating costs (OPEX).

Light Brigade® Selects TransAfrican Fibre Services to Provide FTTx Training in Africa

TAFS will offer classes in South Africa and also work with companies and organizations throughout Africa to provide them with fiber optic training.

AFL Pioneers Operational Workforce Program in Spartanburg

The “Operation Workforce Training Program” engages students to study manufacturing through coursework at SCC. By the end of the program, students may receive a high school diploma, state-certified WorkKeys score and a college certificate.

Light Brigade® Partnering with Glenn International for Fiber Optic Technician Training

Light Brigade’s Fiber Optics 1-2-3 class will be hosted by Glenn International February 27 – March 2, 2018.

AFL Features 3,456-Fiber Cable, New Connector Inspection System at BICSI Winter

In booth #329, AFL will be showcasing Wrapping Tube Cable with SpiderWeb® Ribbon (SWR®) and the new FOCIS Duel Fiber Inspection Tool.

AFL Monterrey Associates Present Grants to Two Organizations

Made possible through AFL’s Community Outreach Program, Centro Integral de Apoyo Para el Pobre Mas Pobre, A.C. was the recipient of a $5,500 grant, and Casa Samuel Salud, ABP was the recipient of a $4,500 grant.

AFL Recipient of YMCA of Greater Spartanburg Community Impact Award

The award is given to individuals and organizations that demonstrate extraordinary commitment and support of the YMCA’s mission, to put Christian principles into practice through programs that create a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

AFL Launches Flame-Retardant Riser-Rated Wrapping Tube Cable

The FR-WTC-SWR product is a high-density fiber optic ribbon cable intended for inside plant and certain indoor/outdoor network applications where a NFPA NEC riser rating is required.

AFL Showcasing CO2 Laser Splicing and Board Level Optical Connectivity at Photonics West 2018

Visit Booth #2125 to see the new LAZERMaster™ Laser Splicing System, the enhanced specialty LDF cleavers plus board level optical connectivity and specialty fiber.

AFL Awards $4,000 for Thandanani House of Refuge in South Africa

The Thandanani House of Refuge provides support for abused, neglected and orphaned children. The grant supports the refurbishment needed in the homes of these children.

AFL Updates Firmware on Fujikura LDF Cleavers

The new version, 01.010a, includes a special cleaving function that makes a small score on the surface of the fiber, increasing the tension until the fiber breaks.

AFL Awarded Seven Technology Patents

Several associates were recognized for patent awards received for developing new products and technologies within the accessories, optical connectivity and fusion splicing divisions.

AFL Dedicates 2nd Habitat for Humanity Home

AFL, a leading fiber optic manufacturer and provider of services, and Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg, joined with Crystal Thompson and her family to dedicate their new home January 12.


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