AirMT™, Non-contact Multi-fiber Interconnect
Revolutional Style of MT/MPO for Single Mode
The AirMT™ guarantees low insertion loss of <0.5 dB and return loss of >55 dB, which is comparable to the regular physical contact MPO connectors. These product features are perfect not only for in-equipment fiber management and backplane but also any multi-fiber connections in a harsh environment especially with high level of vibrations.
Trade Mark AirMT is co-owned by Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd and Senko Advanced Components, Inc.
1 / 2 lower mating force
than conventional MPO connectors
IL < 0.5dB, RL > 55dB for SMF
equivalent to conventional MT ferrules
> 300 times mating durability
What benefits the air gap in between the connectors provide
- Easy cleaning
Any dust can be easily blown away when it contaminates the connector because the dust is never smeared across the surface.
- Low mating force
By eliminating physical contact by the air gap, it gives low spring force and therefore gives low mating force regardless of the fiber count.
- No epoxy in the beam
In comparison with other similar technologies, the AirMT has no plastic material or no adhesive crossing the optical beam which affects optical properties.
- Low insertion loss
Precise design and manufacturing of the air gap along with anti-reflection coating give comparable optical properties to conventional MT/MPO connectors.
Minimal housing design 40% reduced footprint compared to MPO.
Ganged FACT (conceptual)
The low mating force has realized multiple connections in a ganged housing.
The AirMT is designed to be interoperable with conventional MT/MPO, so they can be deployed to existing networks.
AirMT™ custom solutions (conceptual)
Low mating force regardless of the fiber counts realizes multi-ferrule connection in a ganged housing.
Sumitomo Electric possess all you need
From Materials to measurement, we have all capabilities in-house to offer the optimal interconnect solution.