AFL launches FOCIS Flex fiber-optic connector inspection system

AFL has expanded its fiber-optic connector inspection product line by launching FOCIS Flex – a self-contained, tether-free, compact, and handheld optical connector inspection probe. At the click of a button, FOCIS Flex auto-focuses, captures, centers, and analyzes end-face images to display, transfer, or store pass/fail results within seconds, AFL asserts.

AFL has expanded its fiber-optic connector inspection product line by launching FOCIS Flex – a self-contained, tether-free, compact, and handheld optical connector inspection probe. At the click of a button, FOCIS Flex auto-focuses, captures, centers, and analyzes end-face images to display, transfer, or store pass/fail results within seconds, AFL asserts.

“As networks move to higher data rates, operators are increasingly concerned about loss and reflections due to dirty or damaged connectors,” said Michael Scholten, product marketing manager at AFL. “With the addition of FOCIS Flex, AFL offers the broadest line of connector inspection solutions, from low cost viewing scopes to Wi-Fi video scopes with automatic pass/fail analysis for smartphones and tablets, and now an untethered, completely automatic Bluetooth video scope.”

With rechargeable battery and integrated display, FOCIS Flex can be used independently of an optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR) or display unit, enabling technicians to view, analyze, and save thousands of results internally. Additionally, technicians can pair FOCIS Flex with the FLX380 or OFL280 FlexTester ODTRs via Bluetooth to view and save images and pass/fail results on those devices.

FOCIS Flex is available with a range of interchangeable adapter tips to support the inspection of a variety of patch cords and bulkhead-mounted connectors with either PC or APC polished end-faces. FOCIS Flex is offered as a standalone kit or can be paired with a FLX380 or OFL280 in FlexTester Complete2 or PRO2 packages.

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