JDSU unveils MM/SM OTDR with 5 wavelength test capability

December 21, 2007 -- JDSU has introduced its Short-Range LAN (SRL) OTDR for the T-BERD/MTS-6000 and T-BERD/MTS-8000, which provides a testing combination of up to five wavelengths in both multimode and singlemode fiber.

December 21, 2007 -- JDSU has introduced its Short-Range LAN (SRL) OTDR for the T-BERD/MTS-6000 and T-BERD/MTS-8000, which provides a testing combination of up to five wavelengths in both multimode and singlemode fiber.

According to the company, the SRL OTDR complements the existing range of OTDR modules within the T-BERD/MTS family and offers a combination of dynamic range and dead-zone specifications, critical to characterizing fiber networks and providing best-in-class optical performance.

The SRL OTDR is engineered to help military, contractor, and enterprise technicians, as well as construction and maintenance teams for cable and telecommunication network operators, save time and reduce errors when testing access and LAN networks. The SRL OTDR offers 0.5/2.5-m event/attenuation dead zones and wavelength combinations (up to four wavelengths in multimode/singlemode and five wavelengths when adding out-of-band testing at 1625 nm).

"The SRL OTDR, with its five wavelength test capability, sets a new standard," attests Enzo di Luigi, general manager of JDSU's fiber-optics Communications Test and Measurement group. "With its advanced automation features and field pluggable design, the SRL OTDR helps technicians of various skill sets, from beginner to expert, quickly and efficiently meet their access/LAN network installation and maintenance requirements.'

The SRL OTDR provides one-button automated OTDR testing that helps save time and reduce errors in the field. The instrument is optimized for 10-Gigabit Ethernet networks. In addition, the SRL OTDR can be combined with all required connection check options available for the T-BERD/MTS-6000 and T-BERD/MTS-8000: connector inspection (VIP), end-to-end connectivity and trace faults in patch panel cabling (VFL), patch cord testing (LTS), power measurements (LTS), and optical return loss (ORL).


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