AFL upgrades OFL280 FlexTester handheld OTDR

AFL says it has enhanced its NOYES OFL280 FlexTester OTDR to improve performance and fiber event analysis. The upgrades also enable users to save optical power meter results for integration into the TRM reporting application and offer expanded language support.

Aug 7th, 2012

AFL says it has enhanced its NOYES OFL280 FlexTester OTDR to improve performance and fiber event analysis. The upgrades also enable users to save optical power meter results for integration into the TRM reporting application and offer expanded language support.

In conjunction with these upgrades, the TRM Test Results Manager software is now compatible with OFL280 .SOR trace files and .ATD power meter files. Thanks to both rounds of upgrades, technicians can use TRM to combine OFL280 OTDR event analysis and end-to-end loss test results into a single report.

The OFL280 FlexTester family of handheld OTDRs includes four models designed for different point-to-point and FTTx PON installation and/or troubleshooting applications. All four models have 0.8-m event and 3.5-m attenuation dead zones and include an integrated optical light source (OLS), an optical power meter (OPM), and a visual fault locator (VFL).

Existing owners may download new firmware at http://bit.ly/Mj4NoA.

"The OFL280 is a key optical network installation and maintenance solution for many network operators," explains Michael Scholten, senior product marketing manager for AFL's NOYES test and inspection division. "The improved performance and reporting capabilities now being made available to our current customers demonstrate our ongoing commitment to these operators."

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