OTDR II conducts Tier 2 fiber optic testing

July 13, 2016
Ideal Networks’ new OTDR II incorporates intelligent Optical Link Mapper technology, simplifying Tier 2 fiber optic testing and interpretation.

Ideal Networks recently launched OTDR II, a Tier 2 fiber optic tester that the company says “addresses the need for user-friendly and accurate fiber troubleshooting for network installation technicians.”

The OTDR II optical time domain reflectometer “excels in fault-finding on fiber cabling with industry-leading specifications and performance levels on both singlemode and multimode fiber networks,” the company added. “Not only does OTDR II deliver accurate test data and pass/fail results, it also offers automated fault-finding capabilities that help to minimize network downtime.”

OTDR II includes Ideal Networks’ intelligent Optical Link Mapper (iOLM), a functionality that was built to turn complicated graphics into an easy-to-read diagram displaying all the events along the link with pass/fail results. Ideal Networks says the automated system’s advanced algorithms also prevent common OTDR testing challenges, such as wrong OTDR traces, having numerous traces to analyze and repeating the same job twice.

The new Tier 2 tester is a tablet-style tool that can be used in a number of environments and includes an outdoor-enhanced touch screen. It includes reporting software that can be used to create and customize reports.

Tim Widdershoven, global marketing manager at Ideal Networks, said, “The new OTDR II helps contractors and network operators build faster, more-reliable fiber networks. As the perfect companion to the new OC I for Tier 1 certification, the OTDR II Tier 2 troubleshooting tool ensures that the strong range of Ideal Networks’ testers and certifiers can address even the highest requirements of fiber cable testing.”

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