The technology embodied in the FSM-16S provides unprecedented utility in harsh outdoor splicing environments. Altitude/pressure compensation is provided to ensure proper arc conditions in extreme environments. In addition, the wind protector ensures a stable arc in cross winds in excess of 30 mph. The 5” color anti-reflective LCD monitor provides excellent visibility during splicing operations. With the small size, light weight and additional docking-bay for power modules, the FSM-16S is reliable for use in a variety of field scenarios.