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Ortronics/Legrand Introduces OptiMo® Precison Fiber Optic Cleave Tool

New London, CT, January 11, 2008 - Ortronics/Legrand, a global leader in high performance copper, fiber and wireless structured cabling solutions, will introduce the OptiMo precision fiber optic cleave tool at the BICSI Winter Conference, January 13 - 16 at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Ortronics new precision fiber optic cleave tool is a rugged, durable tool for fiber optic field splicing of individual fibers and 12-fiber ribbons. It eliminates the need for field cleave inspections when terminating pre-polished fiber optic connectors, providing significant labor savings by reducing overall installation time. Ideal for producing precision (less than or equal to 1 degree) bare fiber cleaves in the field, the tool has a simple, easy-to-use design that allows the fiber technician to produce precision high-quality fiber cleaves repeatedly and reliably. The 16-position diamond blade yields 48,000 single-fiber cleaves for long-lasting performance. The precision diamond blade also provides 4,000 12-fiber ribbon cleaves before requiring replacement. A built-in fiber scrap collector conveniently stores fiber shards until they can be safely discarded.

The OptiMo precision fiber optic cleave tool rounds out the fiber optic tools needed to install Ortronics OptiMo pre-polished fiber optic single-mode and multimode connectors. It is also well suited for single fiber cleaves in conjunction with most telecommunications fusion splicers. This labor savings accessory will save contractors time in the field and ensure reliable, repeatable results.