AFL's TruEvent Technology analyzes OTDR events

AFL has unveiled TruEvent Technology software, designed to provide event analysis in conjunction with the company’s M-series optical time domain reflectometers (OTDRs). The software improves event analysis accuracy and reliability in a wide range of test and measurement applications, from data centers to long haul applications.

AFL has unveiled TruEvent Technology software, designed to provide event analysis in conjunction with the company’s M-series optical time domain reflectometers (OTDRs). The software improves event analysis accuracy and reliability in a wide range of test and measurement applications, from data centers to long-haul applications.

“The introduction of TruEvent Technology provides industry-leading event analysis that makes AFL’s newest models the most accurate OTDRs in the market,” stated Lee Kellett, director of product marketing for AFL’s test and inspection division. “Our research focused on developing software that reported all events accurately, while not reporting false events. More accuracy translates into faster, lower-cost troubleshooting and data you can count on.”

The software is designed to aid technicians who need to test new fiber cable installations and locate faults in deployed fiber-optic networks using either multimode fiber or singlemode fiber. AFL’s OTDRs display a trace of the link under test and report pass/fail results for optical losses that can be caused by such factors as imperfect splices or fiber-optic connectors as well as micro- or macro-bends in fibers. Fiber length is reported along with location and loss of detected events.

AFL plans to add the TruEvent Technology to additional OTDR families by mid-year.

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