6 October 2003 Hickory, NC Lightwave--Corning Cable Systems is introducing the LANscape Solutions Model 500 Optical Multitester, an optical testing platform designed to meet all of the optical testing needs of private networks.
The Model 500 Optical Multitester features test and measurement options including optical time-domain reflectometer(OTDR), connector inspection, chromatic and polarization mode dispersion, optical spectral analysis and Gigabit Ethernet system testing. The testing platform allows the user to configure the Model 500 Optical Multitester to meet his or her specific testing needs with the addition of field-installable modules.
The OTDR application - the fastest in the industry with 60% to 80% of range in 15 to 30 secs - is designed to reduce the time needed to install, commission, and maintain fiber spans via high-performance hardware and software. The Model 500 Optical Multitester can be equipped with a light source and power meter for end-to-end loss testing, and the Visual Fault Locator (VFL) option enables the user to visually locate breaks at patch panels and identify specific optical fibers within a cable.
The Windows-based Model 500 Optical Multitester contains all the components found in a typical computer, including a hard drive, USB ports, CD-ROM or CD-R (writable), and an active color touch-screen display. The Model 500 Optical Multitester is available in three sizes, depending on the number of field-installable modules used.
LANscape Solutions is a complete offering of optical fiber products, services, and support for private networks, supporting growing bandwidth requirements. Corning Cable Systems is wholly owned by Corning Incorporated.