Inno Instrument Announces USA Distributor for its Fusion Splicer Products

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Inno partners with for distribution, sales and service for its fiber optic splicing products in USA.

Inno IFS-10 Fiber Optic Fusion Splicer at

Inno IFS-10 Fusion Splicer

Inno IFS-series owns 70% of the market [in Korea]

Inno Instrument is proud to announce the selection of to handle distribution and service for its fiber optic fusion splicer products in the USA. EFiberTools distribute, sell and service the Inno IFS-10 fusion splicer and VF-78 high precision cleaver products.

In September Inno visited eFiberTools’ facility in Phoenix, AZ and on the spot appointed eFiberTools with the contract. Inno is excited to work with and Daniel Parsons who has been a figure in the fiber optic equipment, and especially fusion splicers for over 11 years.

The IFS-10 is Inno’s second generation fusion splicer. The IFS-10 fiber splicing kit includes the Inno VF-78 high precision cleaver. The first splicer manufactured by Inno was the IFS-9 which sold well but was not formally introduced in the US market. It was decided to put US distribution on hold until the IFS-10 was perfected and the company felt confident it could meet the expectations of the demanding US customer. Customer feedback so far has been extremely positive. The IFS-10 and VF-78 are expected to capture a substantial portion of total US sales for single-fiber fusion splicing applications.

At a price of only $9990/kit, the Inno is set to take over a substantial portion of the US single-fiber market for core-alignment fusion splicers currently dominated by the Fujikura FSM-60s at a price of 60% more than the Inno introduction price. The Inno fiber splicer kit includes the IFS-10 splicer, VF-78 cleaver, heavy-duty travel case, longest-lasting lithium battery and charger, cables and manual.

The Inno is the first sub-$10k fusion splicer to hit the USA market proven to be as good or better than the brands coming from Japan, Fujikura, Fitel and Sumitomo. Rugged and reliable, the Inno IFS-10 and VF-78 splicing kit is the best fusion splicer on the market today; especially considering it’s only a fraction the price of the Japanese models.

Inno is manufactured in South Korea where the IFS-10 is already the No. 1. Korea has the second best-constructed FTTH network in the world and the toughest market. In less than three years the Inno’s IFS-series fiber splicers have not only outsold the then best-selling Fujikura FSM-60s, but has decimated Fujikura’s market share. The same is expected here in the USA.

In 2009, only three years ago the Fujikura FSM-60s fusion splicer had 60% of the market. Now, in 2011 the Inno IFS-series owns 70% of the market relegating Fujikura down to only 10% of the South Korean telecom and broadband market.

About Inno instrument
Founded in 2007, Inno started development of its IFS-series fusion splicers three years earlier. Inno is located in Sungnam City, Republic of Korea, and is committed to the fiber optic contractor and installer, fiber to the home (FTTH) facilitator, fiber optic device manufacturer, and government and education systems installation.

In early 2012 Inno Instrument plans to open its first service center in north-eastern US. All fusion splicers and cleavers will be serviced in their new location, as well as in Phoenix.


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