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Acterna test set extends test solution coverage

Posted: 04 Aug 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:acterna? ofi-2000? loss and return loss test set? ofi-2041?

Acterna Corp. announced a new addition to its OFI-2000 family of handheld bidirectional loss and return loss test sets - the OFI-2041.

According to the company, the OFI-2041 extends the coverage of test solutions for telecom and Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) networks to FTTx (Fiber-to-the-X) as it enables fiber test applications to extend to the home, curb or premise.

"Properly characterizing optical loss, return loss and CWDM channel performance without delaying service is vital to our customers," said Enzo di Luigi, GM for Acterna's fiber-optic unit. "Doing so helps them reduce customer churn, and the OFI-2000 has demonstrated verification test times that are reduced by 90 percent compared to traditional standalone instrument measurement techniques."

The company said that the OFI family is a new generation of handheld fiber testers that provide installers and field service groups with significant time savings compared to other loss testers. Combining high functionality with ease of use, the OFI-2000 is claimed to be one of the fastest loss, return loss and link tester in its class, testing full tri-wavelength bidirectional links in less than 15s.

The OFI family can also be configured at time of order for PON networks with 1,310-/1,490-/1,550nm (OFI-2041) wavelengths or for telecom networks with 1,310-/1,550-/1,625nm (OFI-2031). With a large color screen, an intuitive one-button Fiber Optics Xpert (FOX) mode and simple pass/fail display, the OFI enhances productivity and reduces the burden on training.

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