Industry Update – Visual Inspection Standard

A recent update to IEC 61300-3-35 (Fiber optic connector endface visual and automated inspection) is moving forward with the intention to modernize inspection practices and provide more uniform results industrywide. The updates aim to accomplish three things: Link visual inspection results to optical performance Make results more uniform between manual (visual) and automated (software) platforms […]

Multichannel Environmental Test System

The Multichannel Environmental Test System OP-METS is ideal for testing insertion loss and return loss on fiber optic cable assemblies and connectors that are deployed in industries such as telecommunications, data center, military, aerospace, and entertainment production. OptoTest equipment features mandrel-free return loss and MEMS switches to maximize ease-of-use, speed, and repeatability.

How to Save Time When Testing Multiple Cable Types

Changing out reference cables during the insertion loss and return loss testing process to accommodate new DUT types can cause downtime for a manufacturing line and drastically reduce the efficiency of the cable production process. With single channel DUTs and reference cables, the issue may seem inconsequential. However, in the modern fiber production line every […]