AFL has launched its FOCIS WiFi2, the company's next generation fiber-optic connector inspection system, which uses an Android or iOS wireless connection for enabling such capabilities as live image video streaming, auto-focus and more.
Per an AFL press release, "The FOCIS WiFi2 probe is ergonomic and lightweight, fitting perfectly and balancing naturally in the hand. The probe hardware has a single multipurpose button, a single multi-color functional status LED, and a battery charging port for all-day mobility. The status LED enhances workflow productivity by allowing rapid operator assessment of the cleanliness of the fiber endface - either passing or failing standard rules - as well as 'fiber not found' error notification."
“According to industry studies, contaminated fiber endfaces typically account for 85 percent of optical network failures. With the advent of broadband and enterprise data center links at 100 Gbps and higher, the universal adherence to best practice fiber cleaning and inspection methods is an operational imperative,” contends Maury Wood, product line manager for AFL’s Test and Inspection division.
The FOCIS WiFi2 utilizes AFL’s large portfolio of inspection adapter tips for both connectors and bulkhead sleeves, including all 2.5 mm (SC, FC, ST) and 1.25 mm (LC) ferrules, as well as multi-fiber connectors and bulkhead sleeves (MPO/MTP/MPO16). AFL also offers an adapter tip for high density LC PC/UPC optical distribution frames.
Further, the free FOCIS WiFi2 app (both Android and iOS) supports features including: live image video streaming; auto-focus; IEC / IPC standard and user-customized pass/fail auto-analysis; pinch-to-zoom on endface images; report generation; multi-language GUI support; and day/time stamped job saving.
For additional information, visit www.AFLglobal.com.