Modules provide handheld OTDR test solution for field technicians

Modules provide handheld OTDR test solution for field technicians

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The OTDR modules can operate standalone or be simultaneously installed with available multi-rate transport module to create a rugged, handheld solution that field technicians can use to ensure the performance of all network types – mobile, metro, access or long haul.

To ensure optical fiber networks will perform as expected, optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) testing is required to verify proper fiber installation.  The MT1000A series of OTDR modules provides state-of-the-art performance and dedicated testing modes for unprecedented ease of use.  

Anritsu’s Fiber Visualizer streamlines the optical testing process by minimizing the number of settings to be made and compiling the results into a clear, graphical summary of both overall and individual characteristics.  Fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) mode further simplifies testing by eliminating ALL setups to ensure short fibers – such as those used for towers, remote radio units and in-building/DAS – are tested thoroughly and accurately.  Both modes provide color-coded PASS/FAIL results based on user-defined thresholds. Failing events are highlighted and easily reviewed simply by touching the icon.  When an optical link has passed all criteria, files can be saved and customized reports generated by pressing a button.  Experienced users can also easily tab between the graphical summary and actual trace for further review of fiber characteristics.  

When combined with the MU100010A multi-rate transport module, the MT1000A becomes the only tool needed to ensure your network is ready for action.  The broad test capabilities including OTDR, Loss Test Set, IEC 61300-3-35 based Connector Inspection, 10MB to 10GB Ethernet, SONET/SDH/PDH, Fiber Channel, OTN and CPRI make it the ideal tool for mobile front haul, backhaul, CRAN, metro and access networks.  Similar operation between applications greatly reduces the learning curve thus reducing installation and troubleshooting times. Next generation features such as Wi-Fi/BluetoothTM support and multiple remote control operations add further value and usability.  

The Network Master Pro MT1000A OTDR modules feature high resolution and dynamic range of up to 46 dB to ensure quick and thorough evaluation of single mode and multimode fibers. Standard optical power meter and light source functions add even more capability and value.  A visual fault locator (VFL) is optional.  The modules are shipping now and available in multiple configurations.

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