In order to obtain the best results possible, both your test equipment and reference cables must be of the highest quality. For this reason, both HPR MTP®/MPO and HPR Simplex cables are manufactured to exceed the FOTP171A (A2.2.1) performance standard as well as the MTP®/MPO-specific IEC 61755-3-31 interferometry standards. Every HPR cable ships with an interferometry report and IL/RL test report so you know exactly what performance to expect.
The OP940 insertion loss and return loss meter was designed with the same technology principles as the OP930 and introduced new features to improve the operator’s ease of use, such as a full-color LCD Screen, configurable on-screen pass/fail results, and two-position RL measurements.
There are many OP930s still in use today, which serves a testament to the longevity and reliability of OptoTest products. That being said, there are some reasons to consider upgrading or adding an OP940 to your test system if you have an OP930 now.
OptoTest is proud to offer support and service for equipment far beyond its warranty period. We have equipment still in use today that was first deployed a decade ago, and our commitment to quality and service is just as strong today as it was on day one.
The new adapters were designed for the OP-SPHR Integrating Sphere to expand the testing capabilities of existing systems. Using the same magnetic interface as existing OP-SPHR adapters, the new adapters are easily interchangeable to accommodate testing hybrid cables and help to promote highly flexible production environments.
This article focuses on RL measurement setups that are prone to introducing testing errors. Ways to mitigate these errors are discussed. Some errors are unavoidable; therefore, steps for correcting them out or reducing them are also described here.
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
- Make results more uniform between different automated platforms
OptoTest will be offering a series of FREE mini-sessions on the topics below at OFC (Tuesday, March 5th through Thursday, March 7th). The sessions will be held at our booth #2538 and will last about 15 minutes. SAVE THE DATES!
In this session we will look at the unique challenges of testing hybrid cables and the different solutions that OptoTest provides for this type of Device Under Test (DUT).
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OptoTest will be offering a series of FREE mini-sessions on the topics below at OFC (Tuesday, March 5th through Thursday, March 7th). The sessions will be held at our booth #2538 and will last about 15 minutes. Don’t miss out!
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How do you Find Flaws in Optical Systems with Multiple Signal Pathways?
As the demand for more information in smaller form factors increases, optical shuffles emerge as a method for maximizing the efficiency of an optical network. Their ability to route signals in many different directions increases the complexity of testing these systems. All possible signal routes must be evaluated for proper signal transmission and quality. Any misrouted fibers in patchcords can cause downtime in networks and identifying those errors early in the production process can reduce the cost of labor required to re-terminate those cables.