April 14, 2004 Oriskany, NY -- Fiber Instrument Sales Inc. (FIS) unveiled a new high-powered Pocket Fault Locator at the recent Voice Data Video/Integrated Building Systems Conference in Las Vegas, NV. The testing device injects 650-nm laser light into optical fiber to detect breaks or "faults" in the fiber that could hinder signal transmission. Breaks or excessive bends can be detected over distances up to 7 km on singlemode fiber and up to 5 km on multimode fiber.
The FIS Pocket Fault Locator is priced at $139.95. According to Kirk Donley, FIS vice president of sales, the high quality and low cost of the Pocket Fault Locator proves that U.S. companies can compete with foreign manufacturers. "The unit features a powerful -0.5 dBm laser, rugged heavy-gauge knurled aluminum body, multi-function switch for both continuous and modulated operation, and 50 hour battery life," he says. "The package includes a 2.5 Universal Adapter, and a thick padded case."
The FIS Pocket Fault Locator can be seen in the company's 90-page Fiber Optics Product Catalog. To receive a free Fiber Optics and/or Security Products Catalog, contact FIS at 800-500-0347 or visit the company's Web site at www.fiberinstrumentsales.com.