Interferometers test fiber-optic patch cords, pigtails, bare fiber, and ferrules
The Max series interferometers from Sumix can measure fiber-optic patch cords including those with MPO/MTP ferrules.
Sumix Corporation recently announced the introduction of its Sumix Max Series Interferometers, which the company describes as “the first USB 3.0 interferometers in the market. Continuing the tradition of calibration-free, highly reliable, industry-standard measurement devices for fiber-optic connectors, the new Max devices are the fastest ever released by Sumix.” The interferometers are available for purchase to the general market.
The devices can test single-fiber fiber-optic patch cords and pigtails, bare ferrules and bare fiber—including MT ferrules and MPO/MTP patch cords. “These interferometers follow in the footsteps of the highly successful SMX series of devices,” Sumix stated, “and offer improved fixturing for easy connector insertion. Max also delivers the inherent speed advantages of USB 3.0, while still offering the high-resolution and high-contrast optics that made SMX a popular choice by the fiber-optic industry. Coupled with Sumix MaxInspect software, Sumix Max Interferometers promise to take fiber-optic connector measurement to new levels of ease and accuracy.”
The image immediately below, taken from the Sumix website, shows an interferometer’s scratch-detection capability and how the company’s MaxInspect software displays scratches to users. Sumix also has produced a four-minute video walking through the use of MaxInspect software. You can watch that video here.
Sumix president and chief executive officer Dr. Farhad Towfiq commented, “Sumix has always been focused on providing innovative solutions to the fiber-optic industry. Max devices continue this legacy with the highest measurement quality, ease of use, and industry-leading testing speeds.”
The company added that its philosophy is that “using a high-tech device does not need to be a time-consuming job performed only by engineers.” To that end, it said, Sumix “strives to make this technology accessible and simple to use, while retaining the technical complexity inherent in the function of such a device.”