Anritsu enhances OTDR capability

Oct. 11, 2012
The MT9083 Access Master OTDR now has improved optical performance to meet testing requirements of any network, from premises to core.

The MT9083 Access Master OTDR from Anritsu now features up to 150,000 data points, which the company says allows accurate mapping of events, dead zones of less than one meter and dynamic range up to 46 dB. These capabilities allow “field technicians, engineers and contractors to accurately and completely conduct fiber evaluation of any network—premises to access, metro to core—including PON-based FTTx networks with up to a 1x128 split,” the company says.

The improved dynamic range and performance of mid-range pulsewidths provide better resolution, Anritsu explains, eliminating the need to test at multiple pulsewidths and thereby reducing measurement time and overall simplifying the testing process. The Access Master, like all OTDRs in the MT9083 series, can be customized for specific testing requirements. Any OTDR in the series also can also be configured with a power meter, light source, loss test set and connector-inspection microscope, Anritsu adds.

The seven-inch TFT (thin film transistor) display provides indoor/outdoor performance, appropriate for the outside-plant environments for which the OTDR was designed. Function keys located below the display provide shortcuts to switch between trace and event table views, or to jump from one event to the next. Anritsu says the OTDR weighs 5.7 pounds, including battery and options, with a battery life that can stretch to 12 hours.

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