Avantes releases the next generation of Fiber Optic Multiplexers

Avantes releases the next generation of Fiber Optic Multiplexers
   
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Friday, 22 February 2013

Avantes releases the next generation of Fiber Optic Multiplexers Apeldoorn, February 22nd 2013 – Avantes, a leading manufacturer of fiber optic spectroscopy instruments and systems, announces the release of the next generation Fiber Optic Multiplexers (FOM). They are faster, more reliable and quieter than ever before. The FOM easily integrates to Avantes' advanced spectroscopy software AvaSoft.

Fiber Optic Multiplexers enable single or multiple light sources and spectrometers to make multi-point serial measurements. This new generation now features USB 2.0, complete integration into AvaSoft and full Avantes DLL support. All next generation Fiber Optic Multiplexers are supplied with the new broadband fibers exclusive to Avantes. Broadband fibers combine the advantages of high OH solarization resistant fiber for the UV with low OH fiber for the NIR. Broadband fiber is a huge leap forward for fiber optic spectroscopy applications which have historically been forced to choose between UV/VIS and NIR fiber or combine two types of fiber into an assembly making it more costly and complex.

Benno Oderkerk, founder and CEO of Avantes: "Our Fiber Optic Multiplexers see a wide variety of usage in our customer base. The great advantage is the flexibility in which measurements can be done. Furthermore, the extensive programming possibilities mean that even in setups with different integration times, the Avantes FOM will allow a suitable setting."

The FOM is available in three different versions: 1 x 16, 2 x 8 and 4 x 4. As standard, they are supplied with 400 μm fiber optic cables. Any other diameter is available on request.