AFL Telecommunications intros handheld OTDR

November 24, 2004 Franklin, TN -- AFL Telecommunications this week announced the release of the OFL 200 Handheld OTDR, a low cost test solution for qualifying, trouble-shooting, and documenting fiber-optic networks.

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November 24, 2004 Franklin, TN -- AFL Telecommunications this week announced the release of the OFL 200 Handheld OTDR, a low cost test solution for qualifying, trouble-shooting, and documenting fiber-optic networks.

According to the company, the OFL 200 OTDR sets new standards for size, weight, power management, ease-of-use, and value for telco/broadband OTDRs. Smaller than many optical loss test sets, the OFL 200 has the range, features, and price to make it the ideal OTDR for outside plant crews installing and maintaining optical fiber cables in broadband, metro, access, and Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks.

The OFL 200 combines the automation of "Full Auto" mode for operators not familiar with OTDRs with the ease-of-use of "Manual" mode for experienced users. In addition, the OFL 200 provides an integrated 650-nm Visual Fault Locator (VFL) with a universal adapter for short-distance troubleshooting and fiber tracing. The fast-change switchable adapter allows the OTDR to interface launch cables with a variety of connector styles.

Other features include:

• 1550-nm singlemode OTDR
• Built-in 650-nm Visual Fault Locator (VFL) with universal adapter
• Cursor and zoom controls to measure event loss, reflectance, and location
• Switchable OTDR port adapter
• > 70 km effective range
• Locates reflective and non-reflective breaks
• Automatic, semi-automatic, and manual setup modes
• Launch level connection quality indicator
• Large LCD with backlight
• Free Windows compatible software to view, print, and archive test records
• Rechargeable NiMH battery pack, AC adapter, or AA alkaline
• Wide temperature range: -10 to + 50 ° C

The OFL 200 provides an integrated 650-nm Visual Fault Locator (VFL) with a universal adapter for short-distance troubleshooting and fiber tracing.
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