Project Description

109 Series Connectors®

Physical Contact Connectors – Hermaphroditic

Amphenol Fiber Systems International (AFSI) offers hermaphroditic fiber optic connectors for deployable fiber optic communication requirements. These economical connectors are designed to be the industry’s most rugged connector providing easy maintenance and superior optical performance.

AFSI’s line of 109 series hermaphroditic connectors offers the ultimate in flexibility and is a direct replacement for the TAC4. The 109 connectors can function as either a plug or a receptacle to fit any system design. With these connectors, cable assemblies can be daisy-chained to provide the required distance for each specific deployment condition.

The 109 connector line meets or exceeds the pertinent requirements of SMPTE (Society of Movie Picture and Television Engineers) standard 358M on harsh environment multi-channel fiber optic connectors suitable for deployment in demanding outdoor broadcast applications, including high definition television (HDTV) signal transmission.


  • 2 and 4-channel configurations
  • Single mode and multimode compatible
  • Field maintainable removable dust cap for easy termini cleaning
  • Sealed floating ferrule technology
  • Ultra PC polish option
  • Assemblies available on reels
  • Hermaphroditic design for plug-to-plug connections


  • 109 plugs can function as either a plug or a receptacle to fit any system design
  • Superior optical performance is obtained by a sealed, free-floating termini
  • Single mode supports broadband requirements


  • Deployable broadcast networks, including HDTV
  • Outdoor fiber optic interconnect
  • Emergency restoration systems
  • Ship-to-shore communications
  • Military tactical deployable systems