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Launch of New 70S Splicer

27 March 2013

Fujikura Europe Launches New Gold Standard Single Fusion Splicer, the
70S

Leading fusion splicer developer upgrades world's best-selling model
to make the most durable and user friendly tool on the market

Chessington, UK. Fujikura Europe, one of the world's leading manufacturers of fibre
optic cables and equipment, has launched its newest fusion splicer the 70S, to
replace the FSM-60S, which has been the best-selling core alignment fusion
splicer on the market since launch.

The 70S is the latest addition to Fujikura's fusion splicer range and
has been specifically designed to be more ergonomic, faster and have greater
durability than the FSM-60S, reducing splicing time to just seven seconds.

"Today, an explosion in data traffic driven by smartphones, a renewed
impetus for FTTH and a series of new submarine cable projects in emerging
countries is pushing demand for fusion splicers through the roof. Our 70S is
the new standard model to cover varied splicing needs in those fields," said
Roy Higgins, Deputy Managing Director of Fujikura Europe. 

The rugged construction design adds improved reliability by resisting
shock, rain and dust, allowing it to withstand a 30 inch drop test on six
sides. Two of the newest features include an automated wind protector and a
tube heater which has been developed for quicker splicing cycles and to reduce
the number of operational steps. The unit also includes a high-resolution LCD
monitor, powerful Li-ion battery for longer operation time and built in videos
for on-the-go training.

"The 70S has been created to take over from the FSM-60S in becoming
the most practical ARC Fusion Splicer in the world. With our highly innovative
research and technical team behind us we are constantly looking at new ways to
evolve already successful products to ensure we can continue to help engineers with
their vital work of installing network infrastructure," added Mr Higgins. 

The 70S also has a redesigned carry case which doubles up as a table
for faster preparation when splicing on the go. A separate working table is
included in the standard package which is a new feature for this device. 

This is the second fusion splicer Fujikura has launched this year, having
announced the release of the 12S, the world's smallest single fibre fusion
splicer specifically designed for installation in small narrow spaces in
February.

Fujikura Europe will present the 70S in Europe for the first time at SPIE
Optics + Optoelectronics in Prague between 15 - 18 April and at Laser World of
Photonics 13 - 16 May.  For further
information about the new 70S splicer visit, www.fujikura.co.uk