EXFO offers FIP-500 fast fiber inspection scope

Dec. 3, 2020
The company asserts the inspection scope is the fastest available. It supports single-fiber and multi-fiber connector testing.

EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) has introduced the FIP-500 fiber inspection scope multi-fiber connector testing in data center and telecom networks. The company asserts the inspection scope is the fastest available. It also supports single-fiber connector testing.

Key features EXFO highlights include:

  • the ability to deliver accurate and repeatable testing
  • fast MPO inspection – less than 10 seconds for full inspection and saved results for an MPO-12 connector
  • zero-button operation and automation for ease-of-use and time saving
  • easy tip replacement when switching between connector types or from single to multi-fiber (e.g., from LC single-fiber to MPO) via a quick connect mechanism
  • low cost of ownership thanks to default long reach tips, tip switching mechanism, and a level of automation that doesn't require training
  • increased cost-effectiveness.

"Our goal in designing the FIP-500 was to solve pain points in increasingly high-speed networks. Connectors are the weakest point, especially in dense and high-speed traffic scenarios, where a dirty connector can lead to serious network problems. Yet, fast multi-fiber push on (MPO) connector testing has never been effective," said Stephane Chabot, EXFO's vice president of test and measurement. "Without the right tools, it can be understandably tempting to skip the inspection step, and then 'plug and pray.' Technicians need fast, accurate, and convenient fiber endface testing for the many hundreds of thousands of multi-fiber connectors embedded in networks worldwide."

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