High-definition fiber-inspection probe connects to smartphone, tablet

Optical Design Manufacturing’s VIS 400-HDP offers connection to a smartphone, tablet or laptop for automatic pass/fail analysis.

Sep 9th, 2013
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Optical Design Manufacturing (ODM) recently launched the VIS 400-HDP, a fiber-optic field connector-inspection kit that, the company explains, offers connection to a smartphone, tablet or laptop for automatic pass/fail analysis in accordance with IEC 61300-3-35. The scope features ODM’s “Clear Test” software, which allows technicians to connect directly to their mobile device via high-speed USB 2.0 interface or an optional WiFi connection.

Michael Schneider, founder and president of ODM, said, “The VIS 400 offers precision and convenience in one cost-effective inspection system. It saves time and effort in the field, making it fast and easy for contractors to certify that every connection in their network is clear and free from contamination.”

The VIS 400 features high-definition optics, ODM says, for precise analysis within less than one micron. The probe is designed to support a wide variety of tips for bulkhead adapters and patch-cord connectors; the kit includes a 2.5-mm universal adapter tip, 1.25-mm universal adapter, SC and LC adapters, and cleaning supplies for up to 500 connector cleanings. It is shipped in a 17-inch hard case. The $1,595 price includes the Clear Test system software for IEC standards measurement, ODM notes.

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