It’s available! With the beginning of April 2019 the new AR3 will be available. Compared to the AR96 model it is a simplified version as it has three cables terminated with 3 slim crocodile clips.
AR96, born in 1977 in the first version, has been in use since then by the Italian telephone splicers teams of almost all Italian telephone companies such as, to name a few, Telecom Italia, Sirti, Sielte, Site and many others.
In 2019, despite the fact that fiber-optic cable is reaching over 90% of the Italian territory, copper cables are still repaired, replaced and spliced and AR96 serves as 40 years ago!
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