BICSI 2016 Profiles: Viavi's Tier 2 OTDRs

Feb. 16, 2016
The company's Tier 2 OTDR certification capabilities are demonstrated.

Viavi Solutions (formerly JDSU) is a provider of test and verification tools for wireline/wireless networks, cloud service providers, enterprises, and equipment manufacturers. Here, Viavi's Tyler Vander Ploeg demonstrates the company's Tier 2 OTDR certification capabilities.

From Viavi's T-Berd OTDR data sheet focusing on Tier 2 certification:

"Network certification is an important testing phase that enterprise installers and cabling contractors require to validate the quality of installed cables. It is used to compare the parameters of tested fiber against industry standards such as ISO/IEC-11801 and TIA-568-C.

The standards provide two tiers of fiber network certification:

1. Basic Tier-1 consists of fiber-optic insertion loss (IL), length, and polarity measurements.

2. Tier-2 certification consists of performing an OTDR trace of each fiber link.

The Viavi Quad and Multimode OTDR modules for T-BERD/MTS-2000 and T-BERD/MTS-4000 platforms with the P5000i digital analysis microscope are [among] the industry’s first solutions to enable complete Tier-2 certification of premises networks from a single test platform in accordance with the latest TIA-568-C and ISO/IEC 11801 standards. Its ability to provide pass/fail connector certification and Tier-2 OTDR certification of multimode or single-mode links in a single, compact, easy-to-use platform is what differentiates it from other market solutions."

Also see Viavi's white paper, "Important Factors for Choosing an Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR)"

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