OTDR & IOLM TESTING

The OTDR II is the first tablet inspired OTDR that is handy, lightweight and rugged enough for any environment. With a 7-inch outdoor enhanced touchscreen, the most efficient hand held display in the industry, it delivers an unprecedented user experience. Its intuitive user interface including onboard manual ensures a fast learning curve. Plus, its new and improved OTDR platform offers icon-based functions, instant boot-up, automatic macrobend finders as well as improved auto and real-time modes.

The SmartLoop OTDR enables automated testing and analysis of two fibers in a single test. The patent-pending process automatically separates the two fibers for individual pass/fail analysis, display, and reporting. "Not only does this cut the testing time by at least half, it also enables bidirectional testing without moving the OTDR to the far end," Fluke Networks explains. "In addition to getting the job done more quickly, SmartLoop OTDR further enhances the ease and speed of testing in environments where the far end is difficult or even dangerous to reach, because the OTDR never has to be moved to the far end." SmartLoop OTDR is offered as a firmware download to the current line of OptiFiber Pro testers.

The FiberWarrior Pro OTDR from OptiConcepts features a high-performance processor, sophisticated signal processing, and advanced software design, the company says. The 8.4-inch thin film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) touchscreen "provides users with a high-quality solution for analyzing fiber in both lab and field environments," OptiConcepts adds. The OTDR includes a kickstand and mounting holes for use with standard LCD mounts. Grips on both sides of the display facilitate easy handling and mobility, the company adds.

The touch screen is customizable, which OptiConcepts explains enhances and simplifies usability by eliminating buttons and controls. The OTDR is a modular-based platform that is expandable with other FiberWarrior brand testing modules, including power meters and optical sources.

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Using automated multipulse acquisitions and advanced algorithms, the iOLM is an OTDR-based application that delivers detailed information on every element on the link, in a single-button operation—providing maximum intelligence and simplicity for expert-level link characterization.

Combining the advantages of existing test methods, the iOLM does all the hard work—analyzing the traces, processing numerous complex measurements—in seconds and on its own, automatically providing you with a simplifi ed graphical view that is easily understandable and removes any risk of OTDR trace misinterpretation.