Have you taken a look at Belden's FiberExpress (FX) Fusion Splice-On Connector as an alternative to mechanical splice options? Well here's a quick intro to get you started:
Because the field-installable FX Fusion Splice-On Connector precisely aligns fibers with an automated alignment process, it provides better performance than a mechanical splice, with maximum insertion loss of 0.20 dB as compared to 0.50 dB (OM4). Automated splicing tools provide consistent, reliable and high-quality terminations.
Installation speed, accuracy and performance are also improved, with no crimping, polishing or adhesives required for termination. Fewer splice management accessories are also required during installation – the FX Fusion Splice-On Connector eliminates the need for splice enclosures and splice trays. The fiber ferrule is ready for termination, with a pre-cleaved and pre-cleaned fiber stub. The connector also allows exact channel lengths to be run, eliminating cable shorts and excess slack.
The FX Fusion Splice-On Connector can be used with nearly all fusion splicers, and is ideal for indoor and outdoor applications, meeting both ANSI/TIA-568-D3 and GR-326/1081 requirements (as of Summer 2017). LC 900um connectors are now available in OM1, OM3/4, OM4, OS2 or OS2 APC versions. Standard and precision installation toolkits are also available, along with standard and precision cleavers and universal splice holders.