Augsburg, September 12, 2018 – Rosenberger Optical Solutions & Infrastructure (Rosenberger OSI), manufacturer of innovative fiber-optic cabling infrastructure in Europe, announces that the innovative fiber optic connector with Lotus effect has been awarded by the jury of the annual Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of cabling and communications system specifiers, designers, integrators and managers with vast professional experience.
Rosenberger OSI received the Platinum Level Award for the development of an optical fiber connector with dirt-repellent fiber ends with hydrophobic and oleophobic features. The adhesion of any contamination to the glass fiber end surface is thus avoided. This is made possible by applying a coating under low-pressure plasma conditions. This generates an antistatic effect so that particles do not adhere to the surface (Lotus effect). The research project was carried out in cooperation with the PZKL (Photonik Zentrum Kaiserslautern).