New PowerChek Optical Power Meter from JDSU

PowerChek Optical Power Meter

Optical networks are growing at an unprecedented rate and expanding rapidly into new applications such as fibre in mobility, DAS (distributed antenna systems), data centres, broadband access FTTx and other environments. 

This demand for fibre creates higher level of expectations on fibre technicians to finish jobs quickly, correctly and on time. The growing demand for fibre networks has created
an increased need for certification reports and interoperability to smart devices, providing
an easy way to prove quality of work and manage the test records, as many of the field technicians are new to fibre testing and handling.


PowerChek addresses these technicians’ needs by simplifying optical power measurements and ensuring a safe and reliable measurement.
The JDSU PowerChek optical power meter OP-1 (Anixter Code 613669) 
is the first hand held tool that enables optical power meter measurements without the need for an associated test lead. This unique solution addresses the common field issue of fibre connectors getting cross contaminated
and damaged when performing power level measurements which can cause permanent damage or influence the accuracy of the measurement.

It simply connects directly to the bulkhead or patch cord under test and measures optical power. It is equipped with a touchscreen display and on-board storage so users can measure data and store readings much faster than traditional power meters. It is Bluetooth enabled 
for pairing with various devices including mobile phones, tablets, PCs, or other JDSU test equipment; allowing technicians to measure power, store data, generate reports, and share test results via email or cloud-based archiving.