Fiber optic cable manufacturer AFL announced its acquisition of IMPulse NC, a producer of hardware for overhead transit contract systems. South Carolina-based AFL said the move would add to its product line and bolster both output and efficiency.
AFL iss launching ASCEND, a modular high-density platform that sets the standard in larger and more technical data center environments.
FOSA officer slate for 2018: Greg Williams, Prysmian, was elected to the Board, and Geoffroy Lacoin, Omnisens, Gordon Youle, OZ Optics, and Vivek Caroli, Frauscher Sensor Technology USA, Inc. were reelected, to serve 2-year terms. Mike Hines Mike Hines of OFS, rose from Vice Chair to Chair.
Distributed and quasi-distributed fiber optic sensors are systems that connect opto-electronic interrogators to an optical fiber (or cable), converting the fiber to an array of distributed sensors.
Optical fiber based systems have enabled improvements in capabilities and functionality that are simply not possible with copper-only systems.