Latest Company and Products News
Here you can find the latest news and information about Connected Fibers and our products including upcoming shows, new products, and press releases.
We Have Moved to A New Location!
May 16, 2022
Connected Fibers has moved to a new and updated facility to modernize and maximize the efficiency of our operations including a larger space for the manufacturing of our 1cure products. Also, the move accommodates the hybrid-remote working culture that was implemented during the pandemic and proven beneficial to employee retention and workplace flexibility. Operations and facility management continue to operate on-site in order to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction through normal operations practices.
According to CFO, Randy Gritters, "Connected Fibers' business model and product scope has evolved greatly since we had moved into the old building 12 years ago. It is time to invest in the next phase of our business and having a facility that fits our current needs and company goals is essential to future success."
Connected Fibers is now located in the same business complex across Hembree road at 1100 Northmeadow Parkway, Suite 150, Roswell, GA 30076.
Connected Fibers Awarded Global Distributor of the Year by Data-Pixel at OFC 2022
March 9, 2022
Connected Fibers is honored to be the Global Distributor of the Year 2021 awarded by Data-Pixel at OFC 2022.
According to co-founder and CSO, Adam Geraci, "this award represents our continued commitment to serving Data-Pixel's customers in North America and the strong partnership between both companies that makes us successful. Data-Pixel continues to innovate and understand the importance of responsive technical support and customer focus which has helped them to become the global market leader for interferometers."
Connected Fibers has been promoting Data-Pixel's products for 17 years, almost since our inception in July of 2005. A big part of this growth in sales has been due to an innovative and expanding product line of interferometers, visual microscopes and concentricity measurement equipment on a universal software platform that is both intuitive and easy to use for a production environment. Connected Fibers truly appreciates the recognition and we hope to set a new benchmark for success in the future.
Connected Fibers is the North American distributor and service center for Data-Pixel, a global leader in test and measurement equipment for the fiber optic industry. Data-Pixel is a subsidiary of Seikoh Giken Co., Ltd, a Japanese group specializing in the manufacturing of high-end polishing machines, connectors, and accessories for fiber optic applications.
Connected Fibers to Showcase the New 1Cure-VI oven and Other New Products at OFC 2022
February 7, 2022
Connected Fibers to exhibit at OFC 2022 in San Diego, CA at the San Diego Convention Center. OFC, or Optical Fiber Conference, is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. This will be the first opportunity to showcase the all new 1Cure-VI programmable oven for vertical curing of connectors for the Telecom and Data-Center industries.
The 1Cure-VI is a high performance, curing oven for Single Fiber or Duplex Fiber Applications. The oven is ramp/soak Programmable, 4 timer capability, and uses the patented in-fixture temperature monitoring for precision and reliability. The simplified GUI interface makes programming and accessing programs and settings intuitive and simple. Connected Fibers will also be showing new products from industry leading vendors including Seikoh Giken, JGR Optics, Phenix FO and Data-Pixel.
Founded in 2005, Connected Fibers is an ISO9001:2015 certified manufacturer and distributor of equipment and processes for the fabrication of fiber optic cable assemblies and devices. We can provide the production equipment and processes you need for building Cable Assemblies with the latest termini and connectors for every field of use. Solutions include cleave tools, interferometers, polishing equipment, insertion-return loss testing, polarity testers, visual inspection microscopes, cleaning tools and epoxy curing solutions. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing and warehouse facility is located in Roswell, GA, U.S.A.
Connected Fibers Partners with Data-Pixel at Photonics West 2022 Exhibition
Connected Fibers and Data-Pixel have partnered to jointly exhibit at Photonics West 2022 in San Francisco, CA at the Moscone Center. Photonics West is the world’s premier lasers, biomedical optics, and optoelectronics event held annually by the show's organizer SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics. Products on demonstration will include Interferometers, Visual Microscopes with Defect and Contamination Analysis, Ferrule Concentricity Measurement and PM Alignment systems. Connected Fibers will also have on hand our 1Cure Series of Ovens and Epoxy dispensers. Jointly our products support a wide range of industries and applications including SMA terminations for medical and industrial patch cord manufacturing.
Connected Fibers is the North American distributor and service center for Data-Pixel, a global leader in test and measurement equipment for the fiber optic industry. Data-Pixel is a subsidiary of Seikoh Giken Co., Ltd, a Japanese group specializing in the manufacturing of high-end polishing machines, connectors and accessories for fiber optic applications.
Please visit us at Booth 3357 or for more info on how to attend the show please visit the Photonics West website.
Connected Fibers Launches the 1Cure-VI
January 24, 2022
Connected Fibers is excited to announce the release of the 1Cure-VI programmable curing oven for single fiber or next generation duplex connectors. The initial release date was OFC 2020, however, due to the pandemic the official release was delayed until Photonics West 2022 where it can be demonstrated for the first time in person.
The 1Cure-VI has been designed using the latest PID microprocessor technology combined with a highly intuitive programmable interface. The new innovative design and engineering results in a fiber optic curing oven with extremely stable and uniform temperature across all heating blocks. Unlike typical analog ovens that have a drift in temperature of ± 15°C, the 1Cure-VS maintains a stable temperature within +/- 0.2°C allowing you to have control of your process. The universal block accepts all standard, single-fiber, connector types making this oven a flexible solution for many applications.
The 1Cure series epoxy ovens is suitable for any production line that is looking for efficient and controlled process for epoxy curing and creating a strong bond between the optical fiber and ferrule during the connector termination process. Using our patented fixture temperature monitoring technology these series of ovens are the most accurate available on the market
WATCH THE CONNECTED FIBERS VIDEO HERE ON YOUTUBE: 1CURE-VI
Connected Fibers' New Web-site to be launched Jan. 5th 2022.
Connected Fibers, LLC is planning to launch a brand new web-site for 2022 and beyond. We are pleased to announce the new web-site will have many improvements over the previous web-site including more product information and access to critical documents such as data-sheets, MSDS's, product demonstration videos, and much more. The new site will have a fresh appearance and utilizes a modern web-site platform.
The initial launch will be phase one of three to continually add needed media and content. This site will have the capability for continuous updates and a dedicated resource to implement them. A soft launch of the web-site may occur sooner with some limited features. Please check back regularly for changes.
Connected Fibers to Resume Trade Show Participation in 2022
September 7, 2021
Connected Fibers, LLC announces that we will resume trade show participation in 2022. This announcement is made as plans are confirmed to participate at several industry trade shows including Photonics West in San Francisco, OFC in San Diego, and ECOC in Basel, Switzerland. Participation in the shows seems natural as more companies have resumed in-person meetings and work related travel. Each trade show event will have its own local guidelines on COVID-19 safety and prevention measures.
Data-Pixel Introduces the New DScope MT and DScope MT LWD
June 28, 2021
High resolution microscopes to inspect all fiber optic connector end-faces and cassettes with automatic defect detection and full ferrule contamination diagnostic thanks to Deep Learning software.
WATCH THE FULL DATA-PIXEL VIDEO HERE ON YOUTUBE: D-SCOPE-MT
WATCH THE CONNECTED FIBERS DEMO VIDEO ON YOUTUBE: CF D-SCOPE-MT DEMO
Seikoh Giken Launches the New SFP-560A2C Polishing Machine with Auto-Clamp Feature
The SFP-560A series fiber polisher is Seikoh Giken’s newest premium production polisher and the first in the marketplace to incorporate our patent pending Dynamic Pressure Control (DPC) pressurization system.
The unique DPC pressure technology offers a mass production platform incorporating highly stable, widely variable precision pressure control to the polishing Turntable. The pressure is applied from the bottom to the top. The new SFP-560AC2 has auto-clamping for less operator dependency and improved operational efficiency.
WATCH THE SEIKOH GIKEN VIDEO HERE ON YOUTUBE: SFP-560A2C
Connected Fibers Appoints VFP Exclusive Distributor in Brazil to Represent Connected Fibers Brand Products
November 6, 2020
Connected Fibers appointed VFP Telecom, a value added Brazilian reseller and representative, to promote Connected Fibers Brand products including our 1Cure Series of Ovens and Dispensers in addition to many consumables we offer such as our Piranha branded 353ND epoxy. VFP offers valuable experience in the Brazilian Fiber Optic market including key customer relationships with a vast number of customers. We believe that with VFP Telecom's local support and the partnership with Connected Fibers we be essential to our success. Together we will bring a complete product offering to the Brazilian market.
Connected Fibers Statement on COVID-19
March 25, 2020
Re: Open for Business / CISA.gov Identification of Critical Infrastructure
Connected Fibers continues to operate, manufacture and ship products to our customers with timely and uninterrupted service. Since our first statement we continue to follow CDC guidelines for safety including social distancing measures such as telecommuting and employee spacing. We are systematically sanitizing shared
workspaces, handwashing, educating and communicating with employees along with using protective eyewear, lab coats and gloves where required. We would like to keep our employees, families and community as safe as possible.
Currently the State of Georgia, and our City of Roswell, do not have “Shelter in Place” orders. However, should the State and, or local governments restrict business operations to essential “Critical Infrastructure Workforce” only, Connected Fibers will continue to operate under CISA.gov guidelines that identify and mandate the operations of
essential supply chain to several industries we serve under this classification. Our industries served include Critical Manufacturing, Communications, IT Infrastructure, Defense Industrial Base, Healthcare and Public Heath, and Department of Energy.
Therefore, Connected Fibers will maintain or modify employee work schedules while, at the same time, taking necessary and appropriate COVID-19 precautions. We ask that our suppliers continue to support Connected Fibers in following guidance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security
Agency on maintaining “Critical Infrastructure”.
Reference- Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Agency (CISA.gov)
Connected Fibers Launches the 1Cure-VS
March 16, 2020
Connected Fibers is excited to announce the release of the 1Cure-VS vertical curing oven. The 1Cure series epoxy ovens is suitable for any production line that is looking for efficient and controlled process for epoxy curing and creating a strong bond between the optical fiber and ferrule during the connector termination process. Using our patented fixture temperature monitoring technology these series of ovens are the most accurate available on the market
WATCH THE CONNECTED FIBERS VIDEO HERE ON YOUTUBE: 1CURE-VS