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Fiber optic testing involves a variety of equipment and applies to myriad applications. OTDRs, BERT sets, optical spectrum analyzers, power meters, light sources, and other instruments are common tools of the fiber optic testing trade. You’ll find fiber optic testing news, products, and application information here.

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AFL adds CWDM capabilities to WDM900 Lightwave Test Set

08/26/2014 AFL says it has added CWDM test capabilities to its WDM900 Lightwave Test Set. The test and measu...

AFL launches FOCIS Flex fiber-optic connector inspection system

08/26/2014 AFL has expanded its fiber-optic connector inspection product line by launching FOCIS Flex – a se...

Ixia expands 100GbE test support via additional optical transceiver interfaces

08/18/2014 Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA) has added new 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100 GbE) transceiver interfaces to its Xc...

Yenista opens new office in California

08/14/2014 French test and measurement equipment manufacturer Yenista Optics SA has opened a sales support a...
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Agilent electronic test unit assumes Keysight Technologies name

08/01/2014 While the spin out of Agilent Technologies’ electronic measurement business isn’t expected to be ...

Anritsu MT1000A Network Master Pro offers all-around optical transport test capabilities

07/24/2014 Test and measurement instrument provider Anritsu says the MT1000A Network Master Pro offers field...

Anritsu wins major optical fiber test equipment contract with BT

07/17/2014 Anritsu Co.  says it has concluded a contract with Openreach, BT’s access network division, ...

Agilent touts 100 Gigabit Ethernet compliance test applications

07/10/2014 Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) has introduced what it claims is the industry’s first complia...

Greenlee Communications launches FI-100 fiber identifier

07/10/2014 Professional tool provider Greenlee Communications has released the new FI-100 Fiber Identifier, ...

Agilent unveils DOCSIS 3.1 waveform creation software

07/03/2014 Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) has introduced the M9099 Waveform Creator 2.0 software, provi...

VeEX closes Agizer, Optixsoft acquisitions

07/02/2014 Test and measurement specialist VeEX Inc. has closed two acquisitions of companies in Eastern Eur...

Global Tier 1 mobile carrier grants EXFO $2 million deal for mobile backhaul test and monitoring

06/25/2014 Test and measurement specialist EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) says it has won a $2 million o...

EXFO offers field test virtualization with EXFO TFv

06/22/2014 Test and measurement specialists EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) has brought a bit of hint of ...

Ixia jump starts 400 Gigabit Ethernet test

06/09/2014 The IEEE P802.3bs 400GbE Task Force has barely begun work on 400 Gigabit Ethernet specifications,...

Fujikura Europe releases NOYES FOCIS Wi-Fi app

06/02/2014 Fujikura Europe has expanded its portfolio of optical test and measurement equipment for the UK m...

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2014 Lightwave Innovation Awards

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Monitoring fiber access links

Access link monitoring can bring new reliability to optical access networks, unlocking a variety ...

How confident are you about your connector cleanliness?

In today’s telecommunication environment, where opex is the name of the game, long, tedious, and ...

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Anritsu Optical Spectrum Analyzer (OSA) MS9740A

The MS9740A is a benchtop optical spectrum analyzer covering 600 nm to 1750 nm. The MS9740A offers high-performa...

FiberQA's mini-AVIT Inspection System

The mini-AVIT inspects all of the fibers without removing them from the polishing plate, reducing significant in...

JGR MS12001 Cable Assembly Test System

The MS12001 system provides the most accurate mandrel-free IL and RL measurement in the industry for both cable ...

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Anritsu Co

Anritsu Company (www.anritsu.com) is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of i...

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FiberQA is an ATE manufacturer for MT and Ceramic fiber optic automated inspect and clean systems used by OEM's ...

JGR Optics Inc

  Established in 2002, JGR has steadily grown to meet the test and measurement demands of the communic...

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