Amphenol Fiber Systems International (AFSI) is a fiber optic company specialising in the manufacture of fiber optic connectivity products and systems. The company’s commitment to technical excellence has made AFSI an industry leader in providing sophisticated products and professional technical assistance in the fiber optic industry.
AFSI designs, manufactures, markets and supports reliable and innovative fiber optic solutions primarily for the military and aerospace industries.
With over 125 employees, AFSI is currently located in a 50,000 square foot facility, in the heart of the telecom corridor in Allen, just north of Dallas, Texas. Since its inception in 1993, AFSI has and will continue to base its corporate strategy on technical and application support, quality assurance, product performance, and value.
Solutions for fiber optic communications systems
AFSI provides solutions for communications systems based on fiber optic interconnect technology. AFSI is the birthplace of the TFOCA-II connectors and assemblies. For over a decade, AFSI has been a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of fiber optic systems and cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, termini and termination kits. TFOCA-II, M83522, M29504 and M28876 are the global standards in the military marketplace.
Fiber optic cable assemblies
In addition to fiber optic termini and connectors, AFSI manufactures fiber cable assemblies and harnesses for the avionics and airframe markets. AFSI has produced cable assemblies incorporating all the popular mil-aero connectors such as D38999, ARINC 801/404/600, MIL-PRF-64266 style and others.
For the most demanding applications, AFSI specialises in manufacturing custom cable assemblies with quality components and industry leading workmanship. AFSI is able to assist in designing and producing custom cable assemblies from a set of requirements or building to a customer print. Our highly skilled technicians are trained in a wide variety of industry standard procedures critical to manufacturing harsh environment, fiber optic cable assemblies.
All AFSI cable assemblies are manufactured by expert technicians in our state-of-the-art, AS9100 certified facility. We are proud to serve virtually every major defence company in the US. In addition to the US Army, US Navy and US Air Force, many international defence companies and international militaries are valued AFSI customers.
Lumière fiber optic terminus
The Lumière fiber optic terminus is available for commercial airframe, avionics and aerospace applications. AFSI’s Lumière termini are direct replacements in ELIO™ connectors. This fiber optic contact utilizes a 2.5mm diameter field-proven ceramic ST type ferrule, which can be inserted into a size 16 cavity. The terminus is hermaphroditic allowing the use of the same contact on the receptacle or plug. In addition, the contact is available in both multimode and single-mode versions, and an anti-rotation feature allows PC, UPC and APC polishes.
Elio is a registered trademark of Souria.
ARINC 801 fiber optic termini for aerospace and military use
The fully compliant ARINC 801 fiber optic terminus is for aerospace and military applications. It uses a standard 1.25mm ferrule and sleeve and can be terminated with standard LC termination procedures. The terminus can be inserted or removed from the connector with a standard size 16 contact removal tool and is compatible with all existing ARINC 801 connectors.
M29504/4 and /5 termini for harsh environment fiber optic interconnections
The M29504/4 and /5 fiber optic termini, the M29K1000 and M29L1000 series, provide superior optical and mechanical performance. Designed to fit into MIL-DTL-38999 Series III, pin size 16 connectors, this low-cost, high-precision terminus family is ideal for harsh environment fiber optic interconnections. Available for single-mode and multimode applications, these termini conform to the rigorous conditions of the MIL-PRF-29504D specification.
MIL-PRF-64266 style (NGON) compliant fiber optic connectors
MIL-PRF-64266 style (NGCON) compliant fiber optic connectors are designed and manufactured using proven technology and features from existing connector standards of D38999 and M28876. This connector family includes innovations such as rear-release genderless contacts, wide temperature range and high-density packaging. AFSI also offers the companion M29504/18, /19 and /20 style termini for this connector suite.