Fiber Optic Inspection Tools

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Industrial interferometers to control quality of single fiber and multi-fiber connectors, ferrules and bare fiber


High-resolution industrial interferometers to control quality of single fiber and multi-fiber connectors, ferrules and bare fiber, with the capability of measuring guide holes angles and parallelism for MPO connectors and MT ferrules.

Fiber inspection microscopes for handheld and benchtop use


Fiber inspection microscopes for handheld and benchtop use
and tools for cleaning optical connectors during network installation and maintenance.

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OFC Conference and Exhibition

26 – 28 March 2024
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

We'll be happy to see you at our booth #1623!

OCTOPUS Robotic Interferometer Enhances On-Site Inspection of MIL-DTL-38999 Connectors

Oceanside, CA, May 20, 2023. The OCTOPUS Robotic Interferometer is set to revolutionize on-site inspections of MIL-DTL-38999 connectors in aerospace, marine, and military vehicle service. This advanced technology addresses limitations in 2D inspection methods, providing a comprehensive solution to ensure the reliability of these connections.

Octopus Robotic Interferometer

With the OCTOPUS Robotic Interferometer, 3D information for non-removable defects can be obtained, enabling thorough analysis and issue identification. The system excels in detecting fiber chips and cracks, enabling proactive maintenance to prevent failures. It also accurately registers fiber height, mitigating mating issues and reducing the risk of fiber damage during connection. These advancements result in reduced downtime, streamlined maintenance, and cost savings, revolutionizing connector inspection in critical industries.

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2022 Year in Review: Solutions Developed

Oceanside, CA, December 30, 2022. The end of the year calls for reflection, and 2022 was certainly a busy year for Sumix as we continue to serve all your inspection needs and support the dynamics of the fiber optic market.

Releasing Android software for microscopes was a major announcement in 2022. Overall, we worked on more than 56 custom requests and projects. Here is an overview of some of the solutions added to the Sumix range.


For handheld and bench top microscopes:

  • the tip for testing MDC APC connectors in adapters
  • the long active tip for inspection of MPO/APC connectors in high-density patch panels
  • the tip for inspection of SN and MDC connectors in high-density patch panels and transceivers
  • the adapter for testing Q-ODC-2 connectors, plug and socket type
  • the tip for inspection of MT ferrule in MMC connector with APC polishing
  • the fixture for inspection of GLENAIR SERIES 79 connectors, socket type with a Polaris benchtop microscope
  • the fixture for inspection of Amphenol's MT38999 connectors with a Polaris benchtop microscope
  • the tip for inspection of fibers of MT APC ferrules in adapters of high density and depth (HDD)
  • the tip for inspection of MDC and SN connectors (for viewing two fiber end faces simultaneously)
  • tips for inspection of VITA 87 connectors of PC type, plug and socket
  • tips for inspection of Senko’s SN-MT connectors
  • the tip for inspection of Pushlok™ MT APC connector
  • tips for inspection of ELSFP connectors, plug module (transceiver) and socket module (cage)
  • the tip for inspection of Corning Optitap® connectors inside enclosures
  • single-fiber fixtures for Polaris benchtop microscope.

For interferometers:

  • fixtures for inspection of SN-MT connectors, 8F and 16F
  • the fixture for testing MTCOMPACT® Slim & Short ferrule
  • VSFF fixtures for measuring SN® and MDC connectors (Junior and Senior)
  • the fixture for inspecting 12-24 fiber MMC patch cords of APC type
  • the fixture for inspection of Amphenol’s M29N (NGCON) Series Fiber Optic Termini, APC type
  • the fixture for inspection of Amphenol’s TFOCA-II® MTFP Series Termini, APC type

and more.


We wish you a great start to 2023! Should you need an inspection solution for a custom connector you’re launching, or if you decide to automate inspection, Sumix is here for you.

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Sumix presents the most precise field inspection kit for MPO connections

Oceanside, CA, July 1, 2022. Equipped with an Android phone, Sumix Manta HM microscope becomes a handy, portable inspection tool to check single and multi-fiber patch cords, bulkhead, and QSFP modules in the field.

The exceptional resolution and level of detail of the tool ensure the most reliable inspection results. This is especially important for the applications where the cost of an incorrect judgement is high, like fiber-to-the-antenna, data-centers and harsh environment applications.

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Sumix Adds Polarity & Continuity Test

Oceanside, CA, March 1, 2021. Polarity and continuity test - a critical step of MPO patch cord verification in addition to end face check – is now available with Sumix fiber inspection equipment.

Sold as an accessory to Sumix Manta W+ microscopes and interferometers, MPO-Verifier is an automated ultra-compact module that illuminates optical fibers of an MPO connector in a determined order. The software controls the light sequence and automatically checks if a patch cord matches a typical pre-selected type A, B, C, or a configurable custom profile.

Since it uses a totally non-contact method of testing, the solution offered by Sumix removes the risk of contaminating the end face and leaves MPO pins intact.

The inspiration for the MPO polarity tester stemmed from our customer’s need to verify proper fiber order in their custom wired MPO assemblies with a Sumix fiber inspection microscope.

The MPO-Verifier supports 12/24/48-fiber and 16/32-fiber MPO patch cords, both multi-mode and single-mode. Learn more

Sumix Technology of MPO Geometry & Guide Holes Parallelism Inspection Receives High Scores in 2020 Lightwave Innovation Reviews

March 1, 2020. Side+Front View 3D interferometric inspection technology patented by Sumix provides highly accurate measurements of surface parameters and also guide hole angles and parallelism as required by IEC standards for MT ferrules and MPO connectors. Its use can eliminate errors caused by cable strain or incorrect connector insertion.


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Sumix Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

Sumix Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

Oceanside, CA, September 1, 2019. Two decades of innovation, growth and dedication to making best-in-class equipment have led to a special milestone for Sumix as the company celebrates 20 years of delivering state-of-the-art optical and imaging products to the market. Founded back in 1999 as a privately-owned software and manufacturing company, Sumix has become a worldwide supplier of fiber optic inspection equipment and a leader in its field.
“A big thank you to all our valued customers and partners,” says Sumix Founder and President, Farhad Towfiq. “Especially to those who believed in Sumix from the very beginning and made this day happen.”

Sumix’ MultiFiber Inspection Microscope Receives Gold in 2019 Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards

Oceanside, CA, October 7, 2019 – Sumix Corporation, fiber optic inspection equipment manufacturer, announced today that its Manta W+ fiber microscope for MPO inspection was recognized among the best in the industry by the 2019 Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards. The stellar third-party judging panel included cabling and communications system specifiers, designers, integrators and managers with vast professional experience.

Sumix was recognized as a Gold honoree.

“On behalf of the Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards, I would like to congratulate Sumix on their Gold-level honoree status,” said Cabling Installation & Maintenance’s Chief Editor Patrick McLaughlin. “This competitive, unbiased program celebrates the most original and innovative products in the Industry.”

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About Sumix Corporation

Sumix Corporation, a software and manufacturing company, is producer of high-resolution 3D Interferometers and portable 2D inspection probes for testing and verifying fiber optic connectors. Privately-owned, and based in Oceanside, California, Sumix has been designing and manufacturing optical and imaging products since 1999.

Sumix Develops Inspection Solution for HUBER+SUHNER Outdoor Optical Connectors

ODC and Q-ODC Adapter Tips Now Available for Manta W+ MultiFiber Inspection Microscope to Support Harsh Environment Applications

Oceanside, CA, June 20, 2019 — Sumix Corporation announces the development and introduction of ODC® and Q-ODC® (trademark of HUBER+SUHNER) Inspection tips for the award winning Sumix Manta W+ fiber microscope.

The HUBER+SUHNER Q-ODC® and ODC® outdoor connectors are waterproof, dust proof, corrosion resistant and RoHs compliant for reliable connection in harsh environments. Sumix has developed adapters for both plug and socket (male and female) sides of ODC®-2, ODC®-4, Q-ODC®-2, and Q-ODC®-12 type connectors. Adapters are compatible with Manta W+ and Manta+ microscope probes.

HUBER+SUHNER has introduced Sumix test solutions for its own laboratory and field inspection needs. These new adapter tips are also available for any companies implanting equipment with the new HUBER+SUHNER interfaces.

“The entire ferrule and the individual fibers are visible at a glance, which makes our work much easier”, said Jonas Hanimann, Process Engineer at HUBER+SUHNER. “Manta W+ sets the focus automatically, hence this solution saves us a lot of time and increases our throughput.”

"We are always ready for the latest technological challenges of industry leaders like HUBER+SUHNER," said Farhad Towfiq, Sumix President. "Sumix team delivers the high-quality solutions our customers need with short development cycles. The rapid deployment of 5G and other needs are pushing the technology envelope faster than ever."

The Manta W+ is a revolutionary solution for multi-fiber testing. With its wide field of view, Manta W+ is the only probe on the market capable of inspecting 6 rows of 12 or 16 fiber terminations of an MPO connector in a single scan. Along with Multi-fiber Push On connections, the microscope also supports all standard connector types including LC, SC, SMA, E2000, AVIM, Mini-AVIM, and many more, both patch cord and bulkhead side, with an extensive selection of interchangeable tips available. Sumix' proven, industry standard platform of fiber scopes also includes SMX-Manta, SMX-Manta+, and Scopio series, which can be used for network maintenance, labs and manufacturing.

About Sumix Corporation

Sumix Corporation, a software and manufacturing company, is producer of high-resolution 3D Interferometers and portable 2D inspection probes for testing and verifying fiber optic connectors. Privately-owned, and based in Oceanside, California, Sumix has been designing and manufacturing optical and imaging products since 1999.


The HUBER+SUHNER group is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of components and systems for electrical and optical connectivity. It unites technical and manufacturing expertise in radio frequency, fiber optics and low frequency technologies under one roof. The company's global production network, combined with subsidiaries and partners, ensures that HUBER+SUHNER is close to its customers in over 60 countries.

Sumix Honored in 2019 Lightwave Innovation Reviews Program

1 Mar 2019 We are proud to announce that Sumix  Manta W+ fiber inspection microscope  has been recognized as an innovative solution by 2019 LIGHTWAVE INNOVATION REVIEWS PROGRAM. Presented annually by Lightwave, it distinguishes top products and solutions available within the optical networking industry as determined by a panel of judges including executives and experts from a wide variety of service providers, technology developers, industry analysts, and journalists.
Criteria used in the Innovation Reviews rankings include, first and foremost, unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.

Here's how one the judges commented on Sumix Manta W+ fiber inspection microscope:

“Great option for MTP/MPO testing; ability to check up to 96 fibers on one screen is impressive. Broad range of compatible connectors makes it an even more impressive product.”

Your all-in-one solution for controlling quality of fiber-optic connectors

9 Mar 2018

At OFC 2018 Sumix demonstrates the MAX-Quantum – the new automated high-end interferometer for simultaneous end-face geometry inspection, anomalies detection, guide holes parallelism and angles measurement.

The MAX-Quantum is designed for inspecting all major types of single and multi-fiber connectors, including MT16/32, and it features:

  • large field of view fitting 16+ fibers per row and guide holes;
  • high resolution of 1.4 um enabling anomalies detection per IEC requirements;
  • manual and auto-focus;
  • large imaging sensor (12 MP) for high repeatability and superior image quality;

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