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AFL Exhibiting at the UTC Telecom and Technology Conference | Showcasing FOLLOW THE POWER®

AFL Exhibiting at the UTC Telecom and Technology Conference | Showcasing FOLLOW THE POWER®

Spartanburg, S.C. – June 5, 2023 | AFL, an industry-leading manufacturer of fiber optic cable, connectivity, hardware accessories and equipment, is exhibiting and presenting at the 2023 UTC Telecom and Technology Conference  75th Annual Conference June 5-9 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. As a leader in connecting the world to innovative technologies, AFL will showcase its  FOLLOW THE POWER ® service at booth #619, featuring – Apex® Fiber Optic Splice Closure, Fujikura 90S+ Fusion Splicer, Switchblade™ Fiber Containment Vault, and FOCIS Flex Fiber Optic Connector Inspection System.

On the show floor, AFL will feature the Apex Sealed Splice Closure, designed to decrease installation time with easier-to-use sealing and cable retention methods, increase network reliability and increase density of fiber splices. Apex splice closures are ideal for applications including enterprise/campus LAN, ADSS core, utility fiber-to-the-home, service provider access, long line and dark fiber.

Fujikura 90S+ Fusion Splicer improves splice losses for fibers that possess a poor cleave angle and prevents bad splices due to a poorly maintained cleaver. With the extended life of 300 splice and heat cycles, the 90S+ fusion splicer sets the standard for compatibility for fusion splicing in the field.

AFL’s Switchblade is a completely collapsible fiber containment vault ideal for transporting to worksites and installs. The compactness supports five units per pallet and up to 200 units per truckload. When combined with other AFL products, Switchblade can comfortably hold 3,456F of spliced fibers using Apex X-2 and SpiderWeb Ribbon® cable, or multiple AFL TITAN RTD® Multiport Terminals on a mounting bracket.

Also featured will be AFL’s FOCIS Flex, a self-contained, tether-free, compact and handheld connector inspection probe. FOCIS Flex simplifies connector inspection by applying Pass/Fail rules, displaying results and saving data wirelessly to FlexScan OTDR or smart device.

Attend AFL’s presentation on Thursday, June 8 from 9:10-10:10 a.m. in the Broward County Convention Center in room 208AB. Steven Kranz, Technical Sales Development Manager, AFL, will lead a session on technological advancements that support the Electrical Grid of today and the future, titled “Fiber Applications in Today’s Marketplace: What is in the Fiber Toolbox”.

To see live demonstrations and to learn more about how to FOLLOW THE POWER, stop by booth #619 at UTC. Learn more about AFL full line of products and services, visit

About AFL
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise, hyperscale and industrial markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside plant applications.

Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and read our blog.