JGR Optics offers RD-P Remote-head Polarity Detector for MPO-type fiber connector testing

Nov. 29, 2022
The RD-P enables technicians to test multifiber assemblies by going straight from polarity to IL/RL measurements without disconnecting the device under test.

JGR Optics, a subsidiary of Santec, has introduced the RD-P Remote-head Polarity Detector. The instrument integrates with the company’s RL1 Return Loss Meter and SX1 Optical Switch insertion loss/return loss (IL/RL) measurement system to significantly to reduce the cost and time to test multifiber optical cable assemblies such as MPO and duplex LC, according to JGR.

The RD-P enables technicians to test multifiber assemblies by going straight from polarity to IL/RL measurements without disconnecting the device under test. JGR says its proprietary sliding detector adapters further facilitates such testing, obviating the need to use two switches to confirm polarity. The approach thus reduces cost and improves IL/RL accuracy, the company adds.

The small-form-factor RD-P comes with XN1 Cable Assembly Software for the testing of multifiber connectors such as MT and MTP/MPO up to 72 fibers, duplex LC, CS, SN, and others.

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Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

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