Fujikura Europe has released its new 90S+ fusion splicer for engineers working on network upgrades and maintenance throughout Europe, as internet usage continues to surge.

As the surge in usage places more strain on network infrastructure, network operators have had to rely on regular maintenance and upgrades to keep people online, showing engineers’ work schedules are even busier.

To assist network operators and engineers speed up work on the network, the new splicer makes the whole splicing process faster and easier. With market first fully automated features, the device employs Active Blade Management technology to enhance the efficiency of the cleaver to lessen costs and boost productivity. It also provides new Active Fusion Control Technology, which analyses the condition of the cleave end face to deliver optimal fusion control and minimise splice loss.

Neil Bessant, Fujikura Europe’s Fusion Splicer divisional manager, believes increased maintenance and network upgrades throughout Europe means engineers require the latest splicing technology to stick to strict project schedules. Neil says: “According to the latest research, the pandemic has accelerated internet usage by a number of years, with high-speed fibre-optic broadband lines in Europe expected to more than double during the next six years alone. With increased installations, upgrades and network upkeep, engineers need robust and reliable technology that will help to complete projects on time and in budget. That’s why we have launched the 90S+.

“Against previous models, the 90S+ reduces overall working time, and the unique design of the 90S+ has engineers front of mind. The easy splice positioning system makes it quicker for the user to handle the fibre. Real-time fusion control analyses the fibre’s brightness intensity during fusion – contributing to stable, reduced splice loss.

“The 90S+ is one of the most reliable splicers on the market as it offers quick return on investment, is able to withstand all the elements and has a lifespan over many years – all vital for engineers looking to win upcoming installation projects.”