Date: 7 May 2002




TRITEC Developments confirms its position as one of the leading developers of fibre installation equipment by designing a specialist bespoke fusion splicing solution for the subsea marketplace – one of the most demanding optical fibre joining environments.

TRITEC’s award-winning FASE II fusion splicer has been adapted to deal with the special needs of the marine environment and includes a modified fibre clamp to cope with the loose-tubed fibre used in specialist underwater communications cabling applications. The adapted clamps facilitate gripping of the fibre rather than the outer tubing, keeping it firmly in place while the splicing process takes place. This enables a high quality, precision splice that otherwise could not be achieved.

Furthermore, the battery powered functionality and unique compact design of the FASE II fusion splicer makes it ideally suited for the subsea environment, where portability is crucial.

Optical Technology Training, a leading provider of communications cabling training, has worked closely with TRITEC Developments for over 10 years. For its range of practical subsea training courses OTT has chosen the adapted FASE II fusion splicer as its preferred splicer. It will be used extensively within the Subsea Umbilical Re-termination Training programme, which has been specially designed by OTT. It is aimed at both staff and customers of some of the world’s leading engineering companies in the sector including Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD), The Engineering Business, and Charles Tomkins Consultants (CTC). TRITEC’s fusion splicing technology will be available to all delegates on the OTT range of subsea courses.

Roy Brader, one of OTT’s senior trainers commented: "TRITEC’s fusion splicer is ideally suited for our range of marine courses, due to its unique technology, portability and ease of use. For example, cables are often terminated inside the winch drum on board the ship, so it is essential that any equipment used under these conditions is compact, durable and easy to use. I have found the product to be excellent for the specialist requirements of the subsea sector."

David Myers, Director of TRITEC Developments, commented: "TRITEC is committed to on-going research and product development. Therefore, if a client requires a solution to a particular splicing problem, we will only be too happy to look at possible solutions. Our team of engineers are some of the best in the industry and that is what sets us apart from the competition, and we can react quickly to the needs of a particular client or market. The use of fibre optics has become increasingly important in both cable laying and communications with cable laying equipment. Undoubtedly, we will be working further in this exciting and developing sector. "

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