JULY 3, 2007 -- M2 Optics Inc. has unveiled what it claims is a test instrument that exactly simulates fiber-optic field applications to evaluate the effects of attenuation and dispersion.
According to the company, the M2 Fiber Lab 3200 is a field simulation test instrument that houses four spools of fiber that are easily connected in series with short patch cords via industry standard connectors on the front panel. Holding up to 100 km of fiber, it can be used to perform network data accuracy (BER) testing and analysis of the effects of latency on high-speed digital networks by exactly simulating field conditions over hundreds of kilometers.
Available with spools of fiber that provide up to 5 dB (1550 nm) of real fiber attenuation or up to 25 km in each of four individual attenuation areas, the M2 Fiber Lab 3200 can be filled with standard SMF-28e fiber or other singlemode or multimode fiber types, total lengths up to 100 km, and attenuations specified at 1310 or 1550 nm, says the company. Suitable for 19-in rack mounting or a benchtop, it can be equipped with optional clear front panels for exhibits.
The M2 Fiber Lab 3200 is priced from $4,995, depending upon configuration.
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