New OptiFiber® Pro HDR OTDR Brings Versiv™ Efficiency to Passive Optical Network, Outside High Dynamic Range Applications
Revolutionary Fluke Networks Versiv platform user interface reduces cabling installation and maintenance costs by two-thirds.
Today, Fluke Networks unveiled the OptiFiber® Pro High Dynamic Range (HDR) Optical Time Domain Reflectometer, the first OTDR that fulfills contractors’, installers’ and network owners’ demands for a single solution to deal with applications ranging from FTTx, PON and datacenters to category-rated structured cabling. Versiv users report that its efficient and familiar interface cuts costs by 65% when testing, certifying and maintaining copper and fiber network installations.
The OptiFiber Pro HDR OTDR is designed to support the growing need for an OTDR able to test and document HDR applications supporting outside plant (OSP) back-haul and long-haul services, peer-to-peer (P2P), passive optical network (PON), and fiber-to-the-premises installations. Three new singlemode modules address 1490 nm, 1625 nm and combined 1310/1550 nm with a dynamic range of up to 42 dB, allowing users to find more faults over longer distances.
“We’ve used Versiv for a long time and it has reduced our certification cost”, according to Chuck Ziegler, Senior Project Manager at Fisk Electric, a Houston, Texas-based electrical, security and cabling contractor. “Now, we’ll be able to apply that same efficiency to our outside plant and FTTx jobs”.
OptiFiber Pro’s award-winning interface is enhanced with a number of new features to support these applications, including automated identification of splitters and Expert-Manual mode which allows users to optimize the instrument’s performance by easily modifying automated settings chosen by the OTDR. This is in addition to groundbreaking features including automated setup, pinch-and-zoom analysis of traces and Event Map™ interpretation of results. “The EventMap to easily identifies everything on the trunk - it’s a real time saver.”, adds Mr. Ziegler.
Fluke Networks’ modular Versiv Platform is the basis of the OptiFiber Pro OTDR solution. All Versiv models work with LinkWare PC reporting software and the LinkWare Live cloud-connected certification service. With over fourteen million results uploaded to date, LinkWare Live is the industry’s leading solution for automated setup and support of the certification devices and cabling projects. “Our Versiv platform and OptiFiber Pro Series OTDRs help to make novice installers into experts and makes experts faster,” said Harley Lang III, RCDD, Director of Marketing for Fluke Networks. “For companies and organizations that install or own data communication networks, the OptiFiber Pro HDR OTDR is one certification tool they can count on to more efficiently and quickly install, test and certify a wide range of cabling installations.”