Allen, TX. 4/11/2005 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – On March 29th, 2005 Amphenol Fiber Systems International (AFSI) was awarded its certification number (18-NXA050001-0) from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) for the TFOCA-II® 4-Channel Brass Hermaphroditic Plug and the TFOCA-II® 4-Channel Brass Packing Gland Receptacle also known as the GoldRush® connectors.

This revolutionary design enables GoldRush® connectors to seal against high humidity and moisture conditions while allowing full axial and orbital movement of the mated ferrule, providing the lowest possible insertion loss and back reflection of any mining style connector. The GoldRush® connectors are the only MSHA certified fiber optic connectors for use in underground mines under Title 30 CFR, Part 18.

AFSI is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of fiber products for harsh environments. AFSI continues to uphold its position as a leader in fiber optic interconnect components and systems such as termini, M28876, MIL-ST, TFOCA and the TFOCA-II® connector, which AFSI developed and patented.