VeEX says pocket-sized FL41 Optical Fault Locator simplifies fiber verification

March 30, 2023
The pocket-sized instrument is designed to enable service technicians to quickly measure the length of any single-mode fiber from 60 m to 20 km.
Source: VeEX Inc.
VeEX Inc. believes the FL41 Optical Fault Locator will find use in a variety of applications, including measuring PON drop fibers and short fibers in applications like LAN/WAN.
VeEX Inc. believes the FL41 Optical Fault Locator will find use in a variety of applications, including measuring PON drop fibers and short fibers in applications like LAN/WAN.

VeEX Inc. has released the FL41 Optical Fault Locator for service activation and maintenance. The pocket-sized instrument is designed to enable service technicians to quickly measure the length of any single-mode fiber from 60 m to 20 km. The FL41 therefore will be useful in measuring PON drop fibers and short fibers in applications like LAN/WAN, the company states.

The FL41 features a one-touch automatic mode that provides results in approximately 30 seconds. Once they have verified the fiber length, users can then check signal strength with the optional built-in broadband optical power meter (OPM) or pair it with a VeEX light source to measure link loss.

The FL41 uses the VeEX patent-pending NoApp QR code capability to transfer saved measurement results to any smartphone or tablet. From there, technicians can generate customized reports, upload to the cloud, or share with customers and clients without having to download specialized apps.

“The new FL41 Optical Fault Locator is a simple, portable, and affordable solution to measure cable length for verification and fault location without the need for multiple devices,” said Nick Wissman, product marketing engineer, Fiber Optics Solutions at VeEX. “Its one-touch length measurement, optional broadband OPM, and patent-pending NoApp QR code transfer are all contained in a low-cost lightweight package, making it an easy addition to any testing toolkit.”

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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.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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