HCS optical fiber features durable polymer cladding and crimp and cleave as a true mechanical way of terminating fiberoptic cables. Crimp and cleave connector technology is suitable for harsh, device-level industrial installations. Technicians can connectorize fibers by crimping connectors directly onto the fiber’s cladding and then cleaving the glass fiber. The technology allows for integration of enterprise and industrial networks. If offers a wide operating temperature range, resistance to industrial chemicals and high strength to facilitate field installation. It requires no preterminated lengths.