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2021 News

AFL Associates Present $496,000 to United Way of the Piedmont

The donation was made possible by AFL associates and AFL’s matching program which matches all donations up to $100.

AFL Partners with ECSite in “Help India Breathe” Campaign, Matches $25K

AFL matched dollar-for-dollar all donations made by AFL and ECSite clients, customers, partners and associates, ultimately providing $25,000 to the Help India Breathe campaign through the Tamil Nadu Foundation.

AFL Presents Three Naruse Academic Scholarship Awards

Congratulations to Megan Keller, Stephen Yang, and Ben Shinoski!

AFL Introduces Fujikura CT+ Series Large Diameter Fiber Cleavers

The CT105+/CT-106+ cleavers feature a new technology that finds the optimum clamping force automatically and accurately.

AFL Receives Five Patents

The new patents were received over the past quarter for technology and developments in test equipment, conductor accessories and connectivity.

AFL Introduces the OFI-BIPMe Optical Fiber Identifier

The OFI-BIPMe provides significant savings for applications that do not require advanced PON functions such as the capability to detect ONTs.

AFL Spartanburg Manufacturing Facilities Awarded by SCMA for Workplace Safety

Five AFL manufacturing facilities located in Duncan operated without any lost time accidents.

AFL Joins Business Ethics Leadership Alliance

Ethisphere’s Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) is a 300+ member strong globally recognized organization of leading companies collaborating together to share best practices in governance, risk management, compliance and ethics.

AFL Launches the Fujikura 90S+ Fusion Splicer with Active Fusion Control Technology

With improved ergonomics and enhanced automation, the Fujikura 90S+ improves productivity and minimizes downtime with new Active Fusion Control (AFC) technology.

AFL Presents $7,500 Grant to Public Education Partners’ GATE Program

The Greenville Alternative Teacher Education (GATE) program recruits candidates with specific subject matter expertise to teach in hard-to-fill middle and secondary positions throughout the District. AFL’s grant will support one GATE teacher.

AFL Presents Grant to Hub City Farmers Market for Urban Teaching Farm

Funding from the grant will help aid the summer Youth Farm program by providing program supplies and support for an intern.

AFL Partners with Greenville Triumph, Launches Pass It On Program

The multi-year partnership includes a co-branded initiative called the Pass It On Program which will provide mentoring to youth in the Upstate.

AFL Showcasing Converged Access Network Solutions at WISPAMERICA 2021

AFL will highlight the new Apex™ splice closure, 200 µm Wrapping Tube Cable with SpiderWeb Ribbon®, the FlexScan® TS100 FTTH PON Troubleshooter, plus fusion splicers and test equipment.

AFL Executive Elected Chair of Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation Board

Mary Ellen Grom, executive director of customer experience solutions, has been elected Chair of the WiMEF Board of Directors.

AFL Presents $5K Grant to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate

The grant is made possible by AFL’s Community Outreach Program and will provide support for BGCU's STEAM program.

AFL Honored with 2021 Lightwave Innovations Reviews

The Fujikura 90R mass fusion splicer and the new Apex™ splice closure received a 4.5 and 4.0 ranking, respectively.

AFL Receives Five New Patents

AFL was awarded five new patents over the past quarter for technology and developments in connectivity and fiber optic cable.

Webinar: Network Convergence for Everyone

The webinar will explore why network convergence is a critically important concept for network operators and what these networks consist of.

AFL Awards Hope Remains Ranch $5,000 Grant

The grant will support an outdoor covered sensory playground for Hope Remains Ranch's Mane Event and Healing Hooves Programs.

AFL Launches Customer Portal, Improves Customer Experience

The new portal is designed to improve Customer Experience by providing quick and easy access to customer order information.

AFL Leads Global Specialty Splicer Market with Five New Laser-based Glass Processing Systems

The LZM-125 series consists of splicing glass processing systems and fiber ablation machines that use a CO2 laser heat source to perform splicing, tapering, lensing, ablation and other glass shaping operations with glass diameters up to 2.0 mm.

AFL Presents $5K Grant to Turning Point, Inc.

The grant, made possible by AFL’s Community Outreach Program, will support wireless connectivity plus laptops and accessories needed for clients/students to complete school work.

AFL Showcasing Glass Processing and Fiber Technology at SPIE Photonics West 2021

Products highlighted include the LZM-125 LAZERMaster splicing and glass processing system, the Fujikura FSM-100P/P+ with new observation method, Fujikura CT+ LDF cleavers and 500°C metal-coated specialty optical fiber.

AFL Hosting Two Conferences Sessions, Launching Four New Products at BICSI Winter 2021

New product releases include the Apex™ splice closure, ASCEND® tap and conversion cassettes, VFI4 fault identifier and the FUSEConnect® MPO splice-on connectors.

AFL Introduces Next-gen FUSEConnect® MPO Splice-on Connector

The FUSEConnect MPO’s updated design migrates from a mechanical splice protection clamp to a heat protection sleeve, using an on-board splicer heater and eliminating the need for a separate mechanical clamp tool.

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