Press Release

For Immediate Release


Firecomms Teams with Cable Supplier LEONI to Develop Market for RedLink® Fiber Optic LED Transceivers

Customers Supply Chains to Benefit from Alternate Fiber Optic Transceiver Source


Cork, Ireland & Tongxiang, China March 27, 2013  Firecomms, a global leader in the provision of fiber optic solutions and optical transceivers, announces that it has teamed with LEONI, the leading supplier of cables, optical fibers and cable systems for the automotive sector and other industries to offer its LED transceivers as an alternative to existing market-dominant systems.

Firecomms will collaborate with the Business Unit Fiber Optics of the LEONI Group to develop the market for its RedLink LED-based fiber optic solution, which is offered with an LC connector and a connector interface that is compatible with Avago Technologies Versatile Link interface.


“By collaborating with Firecomms, we can profitably combine the competences of both our companies,” says Andreas Weinert, Vice President of the Business Unit Fiber Optics of the LEONI Group.  “As a result, we can offer our clients coordinated system solutions with optimized interaction of Polymer Optical (POF) and Polymer Cladded Fiber (PCF) cables, connectors, assemblies and special solutions in fiber optical technologies.  Our goal is to give interested industrial companies the opportunity to qualify an alternative source of supply in order to enhance the security and flexibility of their supply chain.”

Available in mid-2013, Firecomms RedLink® series will include DC-1 Mb, DC-5 Mb, DC-10 Mb and DC-50 Mb transceivers with an operating temperature ranging from -40° to 85° C. 

“The increasing market demand has motivated us to provide our clients a higher degree of freedom in their supply chain,” says Hugh Hennessy, Vice President Sales & Marketing of Firecomms Ltd.  “We welcome the cooperation with LEONI Fiber Optics, who can complement our product offering with their expertise as a leading supplier of optical fibers, cables and assemblies.  The synergy of our RedLink with LEONI’s FiberConnect® product lines offers clear cost-benefit advantages for our clients.” 

The Business Unit Fiber Optics of the LEONI Group is one of the leading suppliers of fiber optical technology for special applications in industry, sensor technology and analytics as well as in science, communication and laser medicine.  The Business Unit Fiber Optics offers a unique product range at every stage of the value chain: from preforms and drawn fibers to fiber optic cables and complete fiber optic systems with in-house developed optical components for use in industrial, medical and telecommunication appliances.  With sites in Europe, America and Asia, production and support are close to both customers and markets. For further information:

About Firecomms Ltd. 

Firecomms, a global leader in the provision of fiber optic solutions and optical transceivers, skillfully combines state-of-the-art compound and silicon semiconductor technology with inventive small-scale integration to develop products that drive communications networks in power and energy, industrial, transportation, medical and consumer markets. . A global multinational company, Firecomms is jointly headquartered in Cork, Ireland and Tongxiang, China with additional facilities in the USA, Japan and Southeast Asia.  To learn more about how Firecomms can help your business, please visit

About the LEONI Group

LEONI is a globally operating supplier of wires, optical fibers, cables and cable systems as well as related services for the automotive sector and further industries.  LEONI develops and produces technically sophisticated products ranging from single-core automotive cables through to complete wiring systems.  LEONI’s product range also comprises wires and strands, standardized cables, special cables and cable system assemblies for various industrial markets.  The group of companies, which is listed on the German MDAX, employs about 59,000 people in 32 countries and has generated consolidated sales of EUR 3.8 billion in 2012 according to provisional calculations. 

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Editorial Contacts


René Williams

Firecomms Ltd.

Phone +1 949-360-7770


LEONI - Contact for Specialist Press

Marian Hartkopf

Marketing & Communications

Business Unit Fiber Optics

Phone +49 (0)30-530058-13

Fax +49 (0)30-530058-58


LEONI - Contact for Business Press

Sven Schmidt

Corporate Public & Media Relations


Phone +49 (0)911-2023-467

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