Sunrise Telecom offers OTDR for fiber fault analysis to field technicians

JANUARY 23, 2008 -- Sunrise Telecom Inc. announces the FTT-1000 Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR). The FTT-1000, which Sunrise asserts is one of the smallest and lightest units in its class, is designed for installation and troubleshooting/maintenance of access, metro, and long-haul networks.

JANUARY 23, 2008 -- Sunrise Telecom Inc. (search for Sunrise Telecom) announces the FTT-1000 Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR). The FTT-1000, which Sunrise asserts is one of the smallest and lightest units in its class, is designed for installation and troubleshooting/maintenance of access, metro, and long-haul networks. It provides dynamic range that can measure >200 km of fiber length and small dead zones, according to the company. With a battery life of more than eight continuous hours on a single charge, technicians can test fiber optic cables without interruption in virtually any environment, Sunrise adds.

"Designed specifically for field use, the FTT-1000 comes standard with a high brightness outdoor display and touch screen and rugged, weather-resistant housing," commented Sunrise Telecom's Business Development Manager of Optical Products Group David Chan, Ph.D. "Its advanced features and compact, high performance design save time and reduce errors while technicians perform tasks critical to characterizing fiber networks."

The FTT-1000 is designed to help technicians troubleshoot events that can degrade quality by pinpointing faults on long-haul, metro, and access fiber links. The FTT-1000 includes noise filtering, 4-pt least square approximation (LSA) for splice loss measurement, automatic and manual mode configuration, and standard Bellcore GR-196 format for storage. The test system is available in two and three wavelengths, each with high dynamic range and small event and attenuation dead zones, ensuring customers can select the best tool for their application.

The FTT-1000's design provides added protection against the mechanical shock often encountered in field use. Its bright, color LCD touch screen and intuitive navigation make it straightforward to configure and operate for technicians of various skill sets, from beginner to expert. The FTT-1000 features a WinCE operating system and includes USB and 10Base-T ports for data transfer, as well as PCMCIA and CF slots for additional storage memory.

The FTT-1000 is available immediately in two models, the FTT-1002 and FTT-1003 with 1310/1550-nm and 1310/1550/1625-nm wavelengths, respectively.

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