AFL releases NOYES M310 data center OTDR

AFL says the new NOYES M310 enterprise/data center optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR) is designed to address the technical challenges associated with testing data center architectures and network speeds.

AFL says the new NOYES M310 enterprise/data center optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR) is designed to address the technical challenges associated with testing data center architectures and network speeds.

The NOYES M310 combines short dead zones and generous dynamic range, enabling technicians to easily troubleshoot fiber runs abundant with connections and short jumpers, AFL says. An integrated visual fault locator (VFL) provides a quick means of validating fiber polarity and identifying workmanship issues like broken, kinked, or crushed fibers.

All M310 models include an integrated optical power meter (OPM) and, when used in conjunction with OTDR Pass/Fail limits, provide the required functions for capturing accurate Tier 1 and Tier 2 loss measurements. Dirt and damaged fibers, which are often responsible for network outages, are quickly and easily inspected with the optional DFS1 Digital FiberScope.

The easy-to-use M310 incorporates such features as the Touch and Test user interface, Wave ID, live fiber detection, and front panel and first connector checks that enable experts and novices to quickly and efficiently resolve the data center network challenges.

“AFL NOYES introduced the hand held OTDR to the world in 2003 and we continue to pack innovative capabilities and performance into these products,” said Michelle Collier, RCDD, senior product marketing manager at AFL. “The M310 has industry leading specifications; including sub 1-m event and 2.5-m attenuation dead zones and integrated OTDR, OPM, VFL and inspection support. This enables technicians to test and characterize data center fibers as outlined in the ANSI 002-2011 'Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices.'”

The M310 is available in certification kits which provide all the tools necessary for cleaning, inspecting, Tier 1 and Tier 2 testing and documenting data center networks. The kits are available as multimode, singlemode, or QUAD kits. The kit includes an M310 OTDR with integrated OPM and VFL, an optical light source, a Digital FiberScope, TRM Test Results Manager, and TRM 2.0 Basic, the PC-based companion reporting and analysis software package, which can be used to create certification documents including loss tables, OTDR traces, and end-face images.

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