PON-based FTTx target of new Anritsu Network Master MT9090A Micro-OTDR modules

Anritsu Co. has announced new µOTDR Modules for its Network Master MT9090A network maintenance and installation platform.

Anritsu Co. has announced new µOTDR Modules for its Network Master MT9090A network maintenance and installation platform.

The new modules enable the Network Master MT9090A to perform as well as traditional OTDRs that are 4X larger and twice the price, Anritsu asserts. The platform features 2-cm resolution and up to 250,000 data points for accurate mapping of events, dead zones of less than 1 m, and dynamic range up to 38 dB to ensure fiber evaluation in any type of network – including PON-based FTTx networks featuring up to a 1x64 split. The new modules also enhance the MT9090A’s dynamic range and performance at mid-range pulse widths to provide better resolution, eliminating the need to test at multiple wavelengths, saving time, and simplifying testing, anritsu asserts.

The Network Master MT9090A now offers power meter, stabilized light source, loss test set, PON power meter, and connector inspection microscope options, and can test at three wavelengths. Standalone 1625-nm and 1650-nm models are also available for maintenance only applications. Other features include a full auto mode to simplify operation and ensures proper setup, the ability to isolate and simultaneously measure 1490-nm and 1550-nm downstream power levels, and an integrated launch fiber that ensures accurate initial connector measurement without external devices.

At 19x9.6x4.8 cm (7.5”x3.8”x1.9”) and weighing 700g (<1.54 lbs.), the new MT9090A with the MU909014C/15C module is the most complete, most compact optical I&M tool on the market, Anritsu claims.

“Understanding the need to simplify and reduce the cost of network installation and maintenance, Anritsu has created a multi-wavelength OTDR that includes not only traditional wavelengths but adds a filtered maintenance wavelength as well as loss test set and PON power meter functions into a single, pocket-sized tool” states Stephen Colangelo, business development director at Anritsu. “This creates a low-cost, high performance tool for technicians, engineers and contractors and once again confirms Anritsu’s commitment to providing cutting-edge test and measurement solutions.”

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