EXFO OTDR characterizes FTTH networks

MARCH 3, 2009 -- EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. has released the FTB-7300E PON-Optimized OTDR for characterization of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks and live-fiber troubleshooting.

MARCH 3, 2009 -- EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. (search Lightwave for EXFO) has released the FTB-7300E PON-Optimized OTDR for characterization of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks and live-fiber troubleshooting.

EXFO's FTB-7300E FTTx OTDR, based on its high dynamic range and high resolution at low pulses, can generate a sharp trace within 15 sec for end-to-end characterization of an optical link, even testing through a 1x64 splitter, the company asserts. It is therefore well suited for network operators in their efforts to provide end users with quality of service (QoS) while reducing operating expenses.

The PON-optimized OTDR also features a power meter option and live port testing (1625 nm or 1650 nm, out of band) that enables field technicians to troubleshoot a live PON without interfering with other signals at 1310, 1490, and 1550 nm.

The FTB-7300E FTTx OTDR, hosted inside the FTB-500 Platform, FTB-400 Universal Test System, or FTB-200 Compact Platform, will be showcased at OFC/NFOEC 2009, booth No. 1035, from March 24-26, 2009, in San Diego.

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