Fiber-optic connector inspection goes mobile
Lightel’s DI-1000-WiFi enables users to see live images of fiber endfaces on smartphones, tablets or PCs.
Lightel recently introduce the DI-1000-WiFi, which is a wireless extension of the company’s DI-1000 family of digital microscope probes. “Connecting the new WiFi unit with a DI-1000 probe converts the probe’s USB video output into a wireless signal, enabling users to view live images of fiber endfaces on their smartphone, tablet, or PC,” the company explained when introducing the capability. “This basic feature goes a long way toward simplifying the process of inspecting optical connectors, not the least of which is freeing up an operator’s hands to get work done—not juggle expensive equipment.”
Ted Bartunek, product manager for Lightel’s test and inspection division, added, “Data centers, central offices and outside-plant installations tend to be complex environments. Our customers are thrilled to have a new wireless option that will help streamline things for their people.”