AFL unveils NOYES FOCIS PRO for fiber-optic connector inspection

Feb. 27, 2013
AFL has unveiled the NOYES FOCIS PRO family of automatic fiber inspection systems. The fiber-optic connector inspection systems automate the process of analyzing and documenting fiber connector cleanliness and integrity.

AFL has unveiled the NOYES FOCIS PRO family of automatic fiber inspection systems. The fiber-optic connector inspection systems automate the process of analyzing and documenting fiber connector cleanliness and integrity.

Designed for field inspection tasks, FOCIS PRO offers optical resolution and detection specifications that exceed current international standards, AFL asserts. The units’ software-based applications are upgradeable, which prolongs the FOCIS PRO units’ useful lifespans.

A FOCIS PRO System consists of the DFD1 Touchscreen Tablet, the DFS1 Digital FiberScope, and the new SimpleView PRO software. The units can help technicians center a fiber image; identify critical core, cladding, adhesive, and contact zones, and detect and record the types of defects found. Technicians can analyze a typical fiber in under five seconds, AFL asserts. Meanwhile, the unit’s Zoom/Pan feature and large display enable users to identify the smallest particles, scratches, and imperfections, the company adds.

The systems benefit from a patent-pending paired image feature designed to enable users to make immediate fiber cleanliness comparisons. Users can capture and save up to 1,000 fiber images, review images on-site, and share images via USB memory sticks or SD flash cards.

All of AFL’s FOCIS units can be upgraded to the functionality of FOCIS PRO.

“As network vendors pursue higher data rates associated with the substantial growth in data traffic, the demand for exceptional performance of network systems is becoming more and more crucial,” explained Bill Thompson, marketing director for AFL’s test equipment division. “Simply stated, it is imperative that fibers are clean and free from defects. AFL’s FOCIS PRO system delivers a solution that supports these demanding requirements.”

For more information on inspection equipment and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer’s Guide.

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