APRIL 21, 2010 -- AFL Telecommunications has introduced the Noyes OFL280 FlexTester, a hand-held, multifunction OTDR and loss test set designed to offer flexibility and value.
The OFL280 FlexTester models combine ease-of-use and portability with an integrated singlemode 1310/1550-nm OTDR with PON-optimized and standard test modes, optical power meter, 1310/1550-nm laser source, and visual fault locator.
The OFL280 FlexTester will replace or upgrade four existing OFL250/OFL280 models:
|FlexTester Model||Wavelengths, Range and Special Features||Will Replace |
|OFL280-101||1310/1550/1625 nm, 34/32/30 dB||OFL250 triple-wavelength|
|OFL280-102||1310/1490/1550 nm, 34/32/32 dB||Existing OFL280-102|
|OFL280-103||1310/1550/1625 nm, 34/32/30 dB with live fiber filter and FTTx PON meter||Existing OFL280-103|
Operating at 1310/1550 nm, the OFL280-100 is suitable for certifying point-to-point or FTTx PON fibers, allowing the detection of macro bends. The OFL280-101 adds 1625 nm, allowing certification of the L-band for transport use. Testing at 1490 nm is required by some network operators to certify FTTx PONs, making the OFL280-102 the best choice. The filtered, three wavelength OFL280-103 certifies dark fibers at 1310/1550 nm, fault-locates live FTTx fibers at 1625 nm and measures FTTx power levels at 1490 and 1550 nm from a single test port. All OFL280 FlexTester models can test through FTTx PON splitters, the company says.
As with all Noyes OTDRs, test results may be saved as .SOR files that can be transferred to a PC for viewing, printing, and analysis using supplied Windows compatible software.
The OFL280 FlexTester will replace comparable OFL250 and OFL280 models with no price increases, AFL Telecommunications adds.
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