Quality Makes a Difference –
Precision Multicom Products vs. ‘Other’ Products

The tough and rugged Multicom MUL-FSPLICE-200 Fiber Optic Fusion Splicer is drop/impact, dirt/dust and water resistant – and comes with a 3 year warranty and quick-change rechargeable lithium battery.

The splicer employs high-speed image processing and special positioning technology allowing the fusion splicing to be completed in as little as FAST 7 seconds and can heat shrink in as little as an ULTRA-FAST 9 seconds. The splicer is compact in size, lightweight, and is ideal to work just about anywhere including harsh outdoor environments, dark and remote worksites.

Specification Multicom ‘Other’ Multicom Quality Products ‘Other’ Product
German Engineering Yes No German engineering known for precision, quality, and reliability Engineered to meet a lower standard, planned obsolescence
State-of-the-Art Precision Motors Yes No Components made w/quality, high precision, long life bearings Shorter life bronze sintered bearings
High Resolution Optical system Yes No High precision, faster operations Lower resolution, low precision, higher loss, slower operation
Core vs. Clad Alignment Core Clad Highest precision Clad alignment, high-quality, low-loss splices Low precision Clad Align, higher price for Core
US/Japanese/Taiwan main components Yes No High quality internal components = Precision, Long Life Short life integrated circuits, heat sensitive
Ruggedized Yes No Drop/Impact, Dirt/Dust, & Water Resistant Low quality plastic, easy to crack or break
Auto-Calibration Yes No Automatically adjusts for temperture, altitude, humidity and number of fusion operations Manual calibration for changes in temperature/humidity/altitude higher loss splices
Splicing Speed
Heating Speed (seconds)
7 sec
9 sec
15 sec
30 sec
Do more splices in less time!  Make more money! Thumb twiddling is costing you money!
Warranty 3 Year Maybe Multicom – No Risk Returns – most repairs/services are in your country! Send back to ‘Other’ country taking months to repair
  • FAST 7 Second Splicing (optional)
  • ULTRA-FAST 9 Second Heat Shrinking (optional)
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Quick-change Rechargeable Lithium Battery
  • Drop/Impact, Dirt/Dust and Water Resistant
  • State-of-the-art core-to-core fiber Profile Alignment System (PAS)
  • Fully-automatic, semi-automatic and manual operating modes
  • See all of the additional features, below
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Quality Makes a Difference –
MORE Precision Multicom Products vs. ‘Other’ Products

Fiber Optic Transmitter
Specification  Multicom ‘Other’ Multicom Quality Products ‘Other’ Product
Ortel Lasers, Made in the USA Yes No High quality, long life Low cost, short life Chinese laser
Hot swap Power Supplies Redundant 1 Quick plugin modules, No down time if one Power Supply fails Single, internal (not module), failure must replace entire transmitter
Integrated SNMP Yes No Remotely monitor, control/reconfigure, quickly resolve issues No SNMP/remote monitoring, no remote alerts,/alarms
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 EDFAs
Specification  Multicom ‘Other’ Multicom Quality Products ‘Other’ Product
JDSU Lasers, Made in the USA Yes No High quality, long life  
Redundant Hot swap Power Supplies Yes No Quick plugin modules, No down time if one Power Supply fails Single, internal (not module), failure must replace entire EDFA
Integrated SNMP Yes No Remotely monitor, control/reconfigure, quickly resolve issues No SNMP/remote monitoring, no remote alerts,/alarms
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Micro-Nodes
Specification  Multicom ‘Other’ Multicom Quality Products ‘Other’ Product
AC Adapters Yes No UL and FCC certified, high quality, longest life Cheapest possible:  about 1 year life, outages, unhappy operators and users
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4-Port Node
Specification  Multicom ‘Other’ Multicom Quality Products ‘Other’ Product
GaAs hybrid Amplifiers, USA made Yes No Amps made by Anadigics – High quality, long life, stable reliable performance Low quality output, shorter life, more service calls
Modular TX, RX, RF Yes No Easy the service, quick replacements, easy expansion and upgrades 1 piece assembly, failure affects entire node and all customers
FP-Isolator or optional DFB lasers Yes No Supports maximum bandwidth requirements, Easy upgrades FP laser, not as good for data and broadband networks
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Fiber Optic Passives
Specification  Multicom ‘Other’ Multicom Quality Products ‘Other’ Product
Corning Fiber Yes No Lowest loss, high quality fiber Higher loss, degrade over life
Splitters:  PLC – not FBT Yes No PLC – Highest quality, low loss, more rugged and reliable FBT – Provides a little lower cost but quality and performance issues
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Coax Cable – Trunk & Drop
Specification  Multicom ‘Other’ Multicom Quality Products ‘Other’ Product
Extruded, Welded Yes No Both types available according to customer preferance  
Virgin PVC Jacket Yes No Pure Virgin PVC for best performance and reliability Regrind and recycled PVC jacket – tears easy, bad stretching, UL susceptible
Pure Dense Foam PE Dielectric Yes No Manufacture of high quality, uniform dielectric insures high quality perfomance Low density, nonuniform dielectric – poor electric perfomance, nonSCTE
APA Bonded Shield Yes No Double side polymer shielding, bonded for best performance and reliability Single sided aluminum on polymer, not bonded
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