Fiber Optics, Redefined
The question was simple. Why do we need to strip the protective coating from the glass?
Could we eliminate many of the inherent challenges of fiber termination by incorporating a coating hard enough and concentric enough to allow for the technician to terminate fiber without getting down to bare glass?
The core problem with glass, and especially with glass the size of a human hair, is that it is fragile. Bend it, and it will break; expose it to humidity, and it will breakdown into silica. Any surface imperfections will eventually cause it to fail. Glass is fragile, and terminating bare glass the way everyone has been required to for over 30 years is a delicate procedure. The technician must be precise and careful, because it can be a dangerous process. Overall, this adds up to a complex procedure a technician spends time to learn and become proficient enough to perform for a living.
But what if you didn’t have to remove a protective coating from the glass to terminate a fiber into a connector? What would this do for the process? What would this do for the durability of the fiber?
It would change everything. It would redefine fiber optics.
Starting with an industry-proven Glass, Glass, Polymer Fiber construction—which today is known as being the most durable fiber construction available–we modified the coating layer, making it thinner. With a thinner polymer coating SSF™ product can be cleaved in the field using standard cleavers.
The benefits of our SSF™ proprietary GGP Fibers are that they are Stronger, Safer, and Faster terminating than any other product on the market.
STRONGER – 10,000 times the bend longevity, and up to 200 times the durability allows technicians to treat our product like standard Category cable with no fear of failure.
SAFER – The fiber with its smaller glass-cladding layer is more bendable and forgiving. The 125um coated GGP will not puncture the skin.
FASTER – SSF™ is faster to terminate by skilled technicians since fewer preparations and precautions are required. Overall, SSF™ is simpler to handle. It is also faster to train a new technician to get up to speed making quality connections.