OFS Launches FlightLinx PLUS Fiber Optic Cable

OFS, a designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative fiber optic products, has launched FlightLinx® PLUS Fiber Optic Cable, the company said.

This new cable is designed for inflight entertainment, internet access, networking and display systems used in commercial aircraft.

OFS has manufactured FlightLinx Fiber Optic Cable since 2012 and is now expanding the product line to include a cable design that allows for reliable pull-proof termination during harsh aircraft installations. FlightLinx PLUS Fiber Optic Cable is a 1.8 mm ruggedized single jacket cable design that meets ARINC 802 performance requirements without the need for a double jacket. This lightweight cable design also helps address the demand for lighter aircraft and improved fuel efficiency.

LeRuth P. Bell, OFS Aerospace and Defense Market Manager, stated, “It is critical that data communication on commercial aircraft remains reliable. Once terminated, FlightLinx PLUS Fiber Optic Cable can be pulled on without creating an optical disconnection that would interrupt data communications. Additionally, premium 62.5 µm OFS fiber addresses the industry´s requirement for increased bandwidth,” Mrs. Bell continued. “Plus, the lighter design can help positively impact our customers´ bottom line.”

OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, fiber optic cable, connectivity, fiber-to-the-subscriber (FTTx) and specialty photonics products. We provide reliable, cost-effective solutions for a broad range of applications including telecommunications, medicine, industrial automation, sensing, government, aerospace and defense. These products help our customers meet the needs of consumers and businesses, both today and into the future.

Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta) Georgia, USA., OFS is a global provider with facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, Russia and the United States. OFS is part of Furukawa Electric company, a multi-billion dollar provider of optical communications.