Fluke touts new SimpliFiber Pro Fiber Test kit

DECEMBER 17, 2008 -- According to Fluke Networks, the SimpliFiber Pro's ability to perform loss testing simultaneously at dual wavelengths--and save both measurements into one record-- increases efficiency by cutting test times in half.

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DECEMBER 17, 2008 -- Fluke Networks (search for Fluke Networks) recently introduced its SimpliFiber Pro Optical Power Meter and Fiber Test Kits, which enable a single technician to quickly perform tasks that previously required a two-person team. Furthermore, says the company, the SimpliFiber Pro's ability to perform loss testing simultaneously at dual wavelengths--and save both measurements into one record--increases efficiency by cutting test times in half.

According to Fluke Networks, the new SimpliFiber Pro Test Kits effectively double the productivity of network technicians testing fiber links; equipment costs are minimized by including the value-added capabilities required by front-line installers and technicians.

Users of the new SimpliFiber Pro Test Kits will also benefit from what the company claims is the first-of-its-kind FindFiber capability. By plugging the FindFiber Remote ID sources into ports of a remote patch panel, an individual technician can identify the physical location of cabling runs to ensure polarity and the correct location on each fiber drop at a central panel. This time-saving feature enables a single technician to quickly perform double-ended testing--a job that formerly required multiple technicians and a talk set, one at each end of the link.

Also new are the SimpliFiber Pro optical power meter and sources. In addition to time-saving dual-wavelength testing, SimpliFiber Pro offers users a new CheckActive capability to quickly test whether a fiber is live. The SimpliFiber Pro power meter emits an audible tone and displays and icon whenever a live fiber is detected. This is faster than plugging into a port and setting up a complete power measurement, says the company.

The SimpliFiber Pro optical power meter also offers a new Min/Max capability that automates the precise tracking of intermittent power fluctuations. The new Min/Max function is considerably faster than legacy trial-and-error methods, saving time and user frustration.

SimpliFiber Pro, a replacement for the existing SimpliFiber product line, comprises four fiber platforms: the power meter, the multimode source, the singlemode source, and the FindFiber Remote ID sources. Each platform is available separately or in a number of kit configurations that also include passive optical or active video inspection microscopes, a visual fault locator, fiber optic cleaning materials, and carrying cases.

The new SimpliFiber Pro Optical Power Meter and Fiber Test Kits are available now.


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SimpliFiber Pro comprises four fiber platforms: the power meter, the multimode source, the singlemode source, and the FindFiber Remote ID sources.
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