For data centres where high density fibre population is required, Lite Linke’s MTP® solution is our choice offering. Enabled to provide 144f in a 1U space via a modular cassette system, this solution dramatically reduces installation time to a fraction. Utilising high grade, low loss branded components, such as US Conec, Huber & Suhner, RDM, Lite Linke and Sanwa.
The cassettes are all linked together with MTP® trunks which are custom length manufactured in our UK facility.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS & FTTX
As telecom systems tend to operate on single-mode fibre and often over longer distances, there is a greater importance to ensure that return loss or back reflection on a connector is more tightly controlled. Our standard manufacturing operation presents typical values of -57dB (UPC) and -65dB (APC) for return loss measurement. So, whether you purchase our drop cables, pigtails, patch cords, attenuators, splitters/couplers, WDM assemblies or Hydra assemblies, you have assured and guaranteed dual wavelength performance.
EDUCATION, PUBLIC SECTOR & PRIVATE ENTERPRISE
Most internal links, 4-24f tight buffered (TB) pre-terminated cables, patch panels and patch cords suit many applications. For cross campus or via ducting routes, substitute the TB cable for a 4-48f Loose Tube (LT) pre-terminated cable with superior weather-proofing, which are better suited. These can also be armoured types; non-metallic, Corrugated Steel Tape (CST) or Steel Wire Armoured (SWA). Steel or plastic junction, termination or splice boxes in various sizes and configuration are available off-the-shelf or custom built to requirements.
OUTSIDE BROADCAST & LIVE EVENTS
As many of these events tend to be temporary networks for a limited duration, Pre-Term’s on re-deployable cable drums are very popular. Typically, this type of Pre-Term has a Polyurethane (PUR) jacket which has greater abrasion resistance, temperature range, is more flexible and is mechanically very tough when compared to the usual LSZH or PE sheathed cables used in permanent installations. They can be terminated with many of the standard fibre connectors; LC, SC, ST’s and fitted with a re-useable protection sock. Alternative connectors which are easier for direct mating into bulkheads or for daisy-chaining are Senko’s IP-LC’s and IP-MPO providing from 2-24f in a single connector, Neutrik’s OpticalCON. Junction boxes with adapter plates are complimentary to this range and are custom made to order.
CELLULAR NETWORK & FTTA
These are split into two categories; internal cabling and connectivity components and external cabling connecting to the mast or cell tower.
The internal systems utilise high specification, low loss single-mode pigtails spliced to the incoming trunk route cables into Panels/ODF’s. Low loss patch cords/jumper cables then link to the active transmission equipment. The mast/cell tower cabling often utilises an IP68 rated weather resistant connector for fast coupling into the junction box at the mast’s top. Leader Optec manufactures FTTA assemblies in the UK with ODVA rated connectors. By nature, these cables tend to be custom length and are heavy cables as they often contain electrical conductors within the construction. This makes localised European assembly with a fast turnaround ethos advantageous to long lead-time and expensive freighting from Asia.
As Leader Optec has probably the best equipped termination facility in the UK, we also provide an OEM connectorising service. This can be termination onto pigtailed fibre optic modules or onto PCB’s or just simply 250µm bare fibre. Our expertise covers specialist fibre such as polarisation maintaining (PM – Bowtie or PANDA), large core such as 1mm Polymer fibre (POF) or HCS 200/400/600. We supply and terminate PLC splitters / couplers and WDM / CWDM’s with 250µm, 900µm or ruggedized cables. Whether it is a specific brand of fibre or connector, or it’s a full connector, ferrule only or MT style, Leader Optec will likely have the right solution to suit.
MARINE & MILITARY
Similar to the Broadcast markets, marine and military field application use PUR cable jackets fitted with pluggable harsh environment connectors and wound onto re-deployable drums for rapid, mobile fibre optic links. We terminate the HMA compatible TE Pro-Beam range of expanded beam connectors and bulkheads which are ideal for shorter distance field use. Expanded beam connectors are far less sensitive to dirt and debris that would prevent butt-joint connectors from operating effectively. Their hermaphroditic design makes for easy daisy-chaining and dissolves mating and polarity concerns. Leader Optec also terminates MIL-38999 style optical connectors which provide a physical contact between mated ferrules and subsequently lower losses than EB. For both connector styles, we build custom designed closures in plastic, steel or stainless steel and fit them with cable glands or bulkheads.
GENERAL INSTALLERS EQUIPMENT
Leader Optec has a great range of fibre optic tooling from basic cable preparation to sophisticated analytical and optical measurement equipment. With direct access to all Ripley® tooling; Miller®, ODM®, Cablematic® and UtilityTool® product sets which include many old trusted favourites to some incredibly innovative tools for preparing the most robust and challenging cable types. For fibre cleanliness our range includes Cletop, Optipop, IBC® and Lite Linke connector cleaning tools with refills, IPA wipes and more, available individually or in custom made kits. We represent Sumitomo Electric with their market leading Type-72C core alignment, dual oven fusion splicer and for optical testing, Exfo – the multi-award winning and global leader in optical test measurement solutions. Custom made to compliment optical testing is our OTDR launch/dead zone eliminators, test beds and test reference cords – all made in the UK to the highest specifications.