In optical time-domain reflectometry (OTDR), the propagation length and reflection properties of light in the optical fiber are tested. A laser pulse is coupled into the fiber and the scattered light measured for a specific duration of time. This allows the losses generated through splicing, optical fiber attenuation, or reflection to be calculated.
Complete OTDR measuring devices for immediate service application.
These OTDR devices are fully equipped; they consist of a measuring module and a display unit in one. This makes them less expensive to purchase but also less flexible in applications than devices that consist of a base unit and interchangeable modules.
The M210 is a compact OTDR with an integrated power meter (OPM) and integrated connection check with a visual fault locator (VFL). In addition, the digital microscope, DFS1, can be connected and then used to assess the fiber end faces.
This device was designed for testing, troubleshooting, and documenting enterprise, LAN/WAN, campus, multi-mode (62.5 µm and 50 µm), and single-mode networks. The single-mode dynamic range extends to 30 dB, whereas the multi-mode range reaches 26 dB.
The intuitive Touch and Test® interface simplifies operation, thus reducing faulty measurements. Therefore, even beginners can use these devices without a problem. The M210 contains TRMTM software, which displays values in accordance with TIA/ISO standards.
The Noyes M310 OTDR is designed for use in testing state-of-the-art enterprise network architecture and speeds. The demand for large bandwidths has accelerated the development of 40G and 100G Ethernets, which has, in turn, increased the demands placed on measurement technology.
Network operating times are extremely critical in enterprise networks; it is crucial to locate errors exactly before the end of a coupler and to switch on the network again. In top-of-rack (TOR) and end-of-rack (EOR) configurations in data centers today, ultra-short fiber connections are used with numerous patch panels and short coupling lines. This presents a challenge for measuring devices.
The M310 was developed for use in testing, troubleshooting, and documenting enterprise networks. It has the following features:
Easy to Operate – Reliable Results – Sophisticated Software
Exact and reliable automatic analysis is necessary to test and document large numbers of fibers. The analysis can also even be performed by unspecialized personnel. The challenges are manifold: the measurements have to be able to be performed in both the laboratory and the field, as well as in single-mode and multi-mode networks; they also contain a countless combination of events. To cover all these aspects, complex software is integrated into the M310. All localizations and measurements can be performed at the push of a single button – without confusing, erroneous readings.
Touch and Test® is the interface of the OTDRs introduced here and offers all users the appropriate mode of operation:
Thousands of test results can be stored internally in the device or on a supported USB drive. The test results can be transmitted to a PC via a USB cable or USB drive. With the Windows-compatible TRMTM (test result manager) software, the data can be viewed, printed, and analyzed.
The test report is generated using the TRM software and can integrate the following content:
With the FLX380 FlexTester3 family, AFL offers a unit with many different test functions that are easy to use. The dynamic range of the unit is very high, and the dead times are very short. Furthermore, the FLX380-300 has an optical light source (OLS), a power meter (OLP), and a visual fault locator (VFL) on board on a standard basis. The display is a source of much praise; it is easy to read, even in direct sunlight.
The FLX380 is also available as part of a complete test kit.
FlexTester3 Complete Test & Inspection Kit
FLX380 FlexTester3 in the desired configuration with the FOCIS PRO inspection system used to examine connector end faces, the OFI-200D fiber identifier, a launch/receive fiber ring, a one-click cleaner used to clean the connectors, and standard accessories – all packed in a waterproof hard-shell case.
FlexTester3 PRO Test & Inspection Kit
This kit contains the following: Customer-specified configuration of the FLX380 FlexTester3, FOCIS PRO inspection system used to examine connector end faces, connector cleaning materials, and standard accessories – all packed in a water-resistant hard-shell case.
FlexTester3 with a Soft Case
FLX380 in the desired configuration, including standard accessories and a one-click cleaner to easily clean the connectors – all stored in a soft case.