AFL boosts M310 OTDR with new fiber mapping technology

AFL announced that its M310 OTDR is now available with the company's recently introduced LinkMap capability, a technology that interprets the tested network and presents an icon-based view of network elements clearly identifying fiber start, end, connectors, splices, and macro-bends.

AFL boosts M310 OTDR with new fiber mapping technology
AFL boosts M310 OTDR with new fiber mapping technology

AFL announced that its M310 OTDR is now available with the company's recently introduced LinkMap capability, a technology that interprets the tested network and presents an icon-based view of network elements clearly identifying fiber start, end, connectors, splices, and macro-bends.

The M310 is billed as an ideal solution for addressing the many testing challenges associated with data centers and enterprise LAN/WAN networks. With the addition of LinkMap, the M310 OTDR provides greater functionality and simplifies network troubleshooting for enterprise networks, says the company.

With the LinkMap technology, loss and reflectance of network elements is compared to user-settable pass/fail thresholds and displayed with clear pass/fail indications. Users can instantly toggle between LinkMap and Trace views at the press of a button. With launch quality check and integrated macrobend detection capabilities, LinkMap also provides a Link Summary showing end-to-end link length, loss, loss/distance and ORL indications.

“Adding the LinkMap feature to the M310 provides a more comprehensive OTDR solution for enterprise LAN/WAN customers,” comments Ye Rong, OTDR product manager for AFL’s Test and Inspection division. “Being able to visually view events with clearly displayed pass/fail indicators helps technicians by making it easier to identify issues and troubleshoot.”

Originally released in 2013, the M310 OTDR accurately locates and measures events on a network, without increasing the likelihood of chasing false events, via AFL's TruEvent technology. Coupled with the M310 Touch and Test touch-screen interface, users can obtain accurate locations and measurements of all events, without the confusing introduction of false events.

No special knowledge, training or test setups are required to achieve these results, notes AFL, saving users both time and money.

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