AFL launches contractor series fiber-optic loss test kits

August 23, 2006 -- Providing multimode and singlemode loss testing capability, the kits are suitable for testing and certifying a range of fiber-optic networks including LAN/WAN, IXC, CATV, and telecom.

Aug 23rd, 2006

AFL has introduced its Noyes Contractor Series fiber-optic loss test kits. Providing multimode and singlemode loss testing capability, the kits are suitable for testing and certifying a range of fiber-optic networks including LAN/WAN, IXC, CATV, and telecom.

The first test kit, the CKM 2 Contractor Series Multimode Test Kit with Set Reference, combines the company's CSM1-2 optical power meter and CSS1-MM Dual LED light source, and is designed for performing insertion loss measurements on multimode fiber optic links.

The second kit, the CKSM 2 Contractor Series Multimode and Single-mode Test Kit with Set Reference, combines the company's CSM1-2 optical power meter, CSS1-MM Dual LED light source, and CSS1-SM Dual LASER source, and is designed for performing insertion loss measurements on multimode as well as single-mode fiber optic links.

The CSM1-2 optical power meter operates at 850/ 1300/ 1310/ 1550 nm and features multiple test Tone detection for fiber identification. The CSM1-2 stores optical references for each calibrated wavelength. An easy to read LCD display with backlight shows measured power (dBm or µW) or insertion loss (dB), calibrated wavelengths, tone frequency (Hz), and Low battery condition. The CSM optical input port accepts Noyes thread-on style adapter caps. One adapter cap, 2.5-mm universal, is included. A variety of Noyes thread-on style adapter caps (FC, SC, LC, etc.) may be ordered separately.

The CSS1-MM and CSS1-SM sources feature Dual output, 850/1300-nm LED or 1310/1550-nm LASER respectively, from a single output port. Both CSS1 models offer 2 modes of operation, continuous wave (CW) and user selectable modulated tone. The CSS1-MM LED and CSS1-SM LASER output ports are stabilized to ensure accurate test results per current TIA/EIA requirements. An easy to read LCD display with backlight shows emitted wavelengths (nm), tone frequency (Hz), and Low battery condition. The CSS1-MM model output port is equipped with a fixed SC connector while the CSS1-SM output port is equipped with Universal Connector Interface (UCI) base and SC adapter.

Being powered by two AA alkaline, the CSS1-MM and CSS1-SM light sources offer over 75 hours of operation and the CSM1-2 optical power meter offers over 300 hours of operation with backlight off. Weighing only 0.4 lb each, units are compact and convenient for field use. The CSS1-MM Dual LED light source, CSS1-SM Dual LASER source, and CSM1-2 optical power meter are fully N.I.S.T. traceable.

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