Corning Cable Systems OptiSplice® CDS Fusion Splicer is the ideal machine for networks where low-loss performance is imperative. Ideal for long-haul, CATV, telco, and LAN applications, it can accurately splice current, legacy, dissimilar and specialty fiber types.
The OptiSplice CDS Fusion Splicer offers the speed and versatility of a video-camera-based core-alignment technology known as the core detection system (CDS). The CDS works on both 250 and 900 micron fibers, and offers the fastest total splice cycle time on the market for a core-alignment fusion splicer. The ultra-fast heatshrink oven requires only 20 sec heating time on industry standard 60 mm heat-shrinks.
With graphical user interface for easy menu navigation, the OptiSplice® CDS Fusion Splicer provides the most advanced set of features available in its class, including a high-contrast 5.7-in color touch screen with an ambient light sensor for automatic adjustment to different lighting conditions (even direct sunlight) and includes on-board, interactive training videos with operational and maintenance sections. The Auto-Start feature begins the splice process when the fiber flaps close.
The OptiSplice CDS Fusion Splicer offers a slot for a multimedia card (MMC), a USB work lamp and two USB ports for easy data output and software upgrades. It includes maintenance-free precise and durable (P&D) electrodes that last up to seven times longer than competing electrodes. OptiSplice CDS Fusion Splicer Carry-On Case | Photo NS81
This compact, user-friendly fusion splicer yields top-notch performance, while reducing training and maintenance costs and is RDUP listed (formerly RUS). The Integrated Global Positioning System (GPS), which can be disabled, automatically adjusts for altitude changes and allows for storing of splice location coordinates.
Advanced statistical data analysis features allow for the operator to graphically view the performance of things such as the cleave quality over a period of time. This enables the operator to make informed maintenance decisions based on data analysis, such as when to replace a cleaver blade.
Core Detection System (CDS)
The OptiSplice® CDS Fusion Splicer is equipped with a method for core alignment (CDS) that is based on images obtained by video cameras. This technology allows for fast core alignment (13 sec). A brief arc causes the fiber to light up. The fiber core glows at a different intensity than the cladding due to the different doping of the fiber. Image information is stored by the cameras in both the X and Y camera views.
The microprocessor of the fusion splicer analyzes the images and establishes the fiber geometry. This determines the three-dimensional position of the core in both fiber ends. The core-to-core alignment of both fibers is then conducted on the basis of this information, and a splice loss estimate is displayed after the fusion splice is completed. The OptiSplice CDS Fusion Splicer is also capable of automatically choosing the best alignment method for the application at hand.
Precise and Durable Electrodes (P&D)
Precise and durable electrodes are absolutely maintenance-free, worry-free and can reduce the average splice loss up to 50 percent. Permanently attached arc-stabilizers guarantee both high-precision and long-life durability. An electrode cleaning arc is applied by the fusion splicer automatically and is sufficient to ensure continued low-loss splicing for approximately 7,000 arcs.