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Video: Using the OP740 to Analyze High Speed Transient Optical Signals

Download Video Transcript In this video we look at the analysis of transient optical signals using the OP740. First, we look at the performance of a mechanical switch as well as a MEMs switch. Then, we look at how the OP740 can be setup to monitor the insertion loss and return loss behavior of the […]

OPL-CLX Software Tutorials

OPL-CLX is OptoTest’s newest and most robust Fiber Optic Test Equipment Software ever! OPL-CLX provides your test operator with a more streamlined, and easier to use interface that allows them to perform tests faster. Additionally, administrators love the enhanced abilities to setup operators quickly and even provides database support. Learn more about it’s power and usage in these videos.

Video: Testing Bidirectional Insertion Loss and Return Loss on a Simplex DUT

Bidirectional testing is an effective way to test connector-level return loss (RL) and throughput insertion loss (IL) for a variety of different DUTs. In this video, our CTO Chris Heisler walks through the process of referencing and performing a bidi test on a simplex DUT using OPL-CLX. Learn how this new software suite enhances the test process by simplifying how the operator captures results.

OPL-CLX Software Suite Overview Video

OPL-CLX Fiber Optic Test Equipment Software combines a robust test and measurement engine with a modular structure and SQL database support to create the ultimate testing experience. In this video, learn more about what makes this software suite ideal for production style IL/RL testing.

Video: Optical Power Meter Selection Guideline

When building a test system for your device under test (DUT), choosing the correct detector is of upmost importance. In this video, learn everything there is to know about the different detector and power meter options out there.

Video: CW RL Testing vs. Pulsed (OTDR) RL Testing – OP925 vs. OP940

This video provides an overview of the different Return Loss test methods used by the OP940 and OP940-csw Insertion Loss and Return Loss systems: Continuous Wave Return Loss and Pulsed (OTDR) Return Loss. Explore the similarities and differences of these test methods and the systems that use them to help determine the solution that best fits your needs.

OP925 Continuous Wave Return Loss and Insertion Loss Meter – Product Overview Video

In this video, learn more about the continuous wave return loss and insertion loss measurements performed by OptoTest’s new compact, low cost test solution, the OP925 Insertion Loss (IL) & Return Loss (RL) benchtop meter.

Video: Testing Total Insertion Loss & Total Return Loss with the OP925

In this video, a receive cable is used to perform throughput insertion loss (IL) and return loss (RL) testing with the OP925 Continuous Wave RL and IL meter. In addition we look at testing the total IL and total RL of the DUT using the OP925.

Video: Testing Insertion Loss & Return Loss with the OP925

In this video, learn how to easily and accurately test insertion loss (IL), return loss (RL) with the OP925 Continuous Wave Return Loss and Insertion Loss Meter.

Video: How to Test Optical Return Loss & Insertion Loss using OP940-CSW and OPL-CLX

This video shows you how to run through a full reference and test sequence with the OP940-CSW compact multichannel internally switched Insertion Loss (IL) and Return Loss (RL) meter utilizing OPL-CLX software.

Bidirectional Fiber Testing on a Duplex-LC Cable

Download Video Transcript Bidirectional Fiber Testing of LC Cable for Optical Insertion Loss and Return Loss The OP940 and OP721 form the ideal bidirectional fiber testing system for multichannel bidirectional insertion loss and return loss testing. The increased demand for more efficient IL and RL testing on multifiber cables, such as duplex LCs, MTP cables, […]

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.

3-in-1 Polarity, Insertion Loss, and Return Loss Test

In this video, we perform a 3-in-1 polarity, insertion loss, and return loss test in OPL-Max, using the OP415 Polarity Analyzer and the OP940 Insertion Loss and Return Loss meter.

Testing the Polarity of an 8×8 Shuffle System

  In this video, we will test the polarity of an 8 by 8 shuffle system using the OP415 Polarity Analyzer and OPL-Max. For this test, we will use two OP415s to show how multiple units can be used to test complex systems.

New Polarity Analyzer OP415

The OP415 is a polarity analyzer designed to test the fiber mapping and output quality of MPO cables.

Testing Insertion Loss and Return Loss of an MTP/MPO Cable in OPL-MAX

In this video we will go through the process of testing insertion loss and return loss of an MTP cable in OPL-MAX. We will review both the cable and software setup for the standard test configuration, as well as the test process.

Testing Insertion Loss and Return Loss of a Simplex Cable in OPL-MAX

 In this video we will go through the process of testing insertion loss and return loss of a simplex cable in OPL-Max. This standard setup allows us to explore the features and functions of OPL-Max that operators are likely to encounter day to day.

Mode Field Diameter Tutorial

 Mode Field Diameter results and test report demonstration with OptoTest OPL-LCA Software.

Testing an APC to APC Cable Assembly Using a Reference Reflector Cable

In this video we demonstrate how to test an APC to APC cable assembly using a Reference Reflector Cable. To reference Insertion Loss, connect the reference cable to the source port and detector and select “IL Ref” and then “Start IL Ref”.

Testing Insertion Loss and Return Loss on APC Cables Using APC Reference Feature

In this video we demonstrate how to use the APC Reference feature on the OP940 front panel to test an APC to APC cable assembly. To reference Insertion Loss, connect the reference cable to the source port and detector and select “IL Ref” and then “Start IL Ref”.

Measuring Insertion Loss and Return Loss

This video is intended to show the basic functionality of the OP940 Insertion and Return Loss Test Set. In this demonstration we will be measuring an LC to LC cable assembly. First attach the reference cable to the source, making sure to inspect, clean if needed, inspect again, and connect.

OP940-SW Multichannel IL & RL Meter

The multichannel OP940 is an internally switched Insertion Loss and Return Loss meter designed for testing ribbon cables and multi-pin termini. This unit incorporates the same features as the single channel OP940 models, including a color LCD screen, an optical reflectance scan mode, programmable PASS/FAIL for user-configurable test criteria, and On-screen context help. It measures […]

Duplex LC Adapter – Testing Insertion Loss of cables terminated with Unibody LCs and LC connectors

OptoTest’s Duplex LC adapter is designed for testing insertion loss of cables terminated with Unibody LCs and LC connectors that are clipped together. This video will provide quick instructions on how to mount the adapter and move between positions A and B.

How to set up the OP-SPHR Integrating Sphere

When a new OP-SPHR is shipped from OptoTest, it will require a few quick steps to make it ready to use. Following the instructions in this video will allow you to begin using the sphere in you production lines. Remove the port plug from the back of the sphere using the provided hex wrench to […]

Testing Polarity & Continuity

  During the production and installation of MTP and MPO cables, it’s necessary to verify continuity and polarity on these cables. The OP-Polarity Kit makes it a simple task. The OptoTest Polarity Kit consists of an OP280, which acts as a source module, and an OP480, which acts as a detector module, and a set […]

OptoTest’s New Insertion and Return Loss Meter — OP940

Introducing OptoTest’s OP940, an advanced Insertion and Return Loss meter with usability and customization in mind. With a brand-new color LCD screen and redesigned user interface, the OP940 was designed to improve the customer’s experience without sacrificing any of the quality that OptoTest has become known for.

MTP Cable Testing

You will be utilizing your laptop, your standard MTP cleaner, the test cable you will be testing, stand-alone scope, your MTP to MTP mating adapter, your HPR-MTP reference cable, your OP930 multimode switch unit and your RIN10 power meter.

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Video: Using the OP740 to Analyze High Speed Transient Optical Signals

Download Video Transcript In this video we look at the analysis of transient optical signals using the OP740. First, we look at the performance of a mechanical switch as well as a MEMs switch. Then, we look at how the OP740 can be setup to monitor the insertion loss and return loss behavior of the […]

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OPL-CLX Software Tutorials

OPL-CLX is OptoTest’s newest and most robust Fiber Optic Test Equipment Software ever! OPL-CLX provides your test operator with a more streamlined, and easier to use interface that allows them to perform tests faster. Additionally, administrators love the enhanced abilities to setup operators quickly and even provides database support. Learn more about it’s power and usage in these videos.

Bidi ILRL Simplex DUT
Video: Testing Bidirectional Insertion Loss and Return Loss on a Simplex DUT

Bidirectional testing is an effective way to test connector-level return loss (RL) and throughput insertion loss (IL) for a variety of different DUTs. In this video, our CTO Chris Heisler walks through the process of referencing and performing a bidi test on a simplex DUT using OPL-CLX. Learn how this new software suite enhances the test process by simplifying how the operator captures results.

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OPL-CLX Software Suite Overview Video

OPL-CLX Fiber Optic Test Equipment Software combines a robust test and measurement engine with a modular structure and SQL database support to create the ultimate testing experience. In this video, learn more about what makes this software suite ideal for production style IL/RL testing.

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Video: Optical Power Meter Selection Guideline

When building a test system for your device under test (DUT), choosing the correct detector is of upmost importance. In this video, learn everything there is to know about the different detector and power meter options out there.

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Video: CW RL Testing vs. Pulsed (OTDR) RL Testing – OP925 vs. OP940

This video provides an overview of the different Return Loss test methods used by the OP940 and OP940-csw Insertion Loss and Return Loss systems: Continuous Wave Return Loss and Pulsed (OTDR) Return Loss. Explore the similarities and differences of these test methods and the systems that use them to help determine the solution that best fits your needs.

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OP925 Continuous Wave Return Loss and Insertion Loss Meter – Product Overview Video

In this video, learn more about the continuous wave return loss and insertion loss measurements performed by OptoTest’s new compact, low cost test solution, the OP925 Insertion Loss (IL) & Return Loss (RL) benchtop meter.

Testing Total ILRL with OP925
Video: Testing Total Insertion Loss & Total Return Loss with the OP925

In this video, a receive cable is used to perform throughput insertion loss (IL) and return loss (RL) testing with the OP925 Continuous Wave RL and IL meter. In addition we look at testing the total IL and total RL of the DUT using the OP925.

Testing ILRL with OP925
Video: Testing Insertion Loss & Return Loss with the OP925

In this video, learn how to easily and accurately test insertion loss (IL), return loss (RL) with the OP925 Continuous Wave Return Loss and Insertion Loss Meter.

OP940 CSW Video
Video: How to Test Optical Return Loss & Insertion Loss using OP940-CSW and OPL-CLX

This video shows you how to run through a full reference and test sequence with the OP940-CSW compact multichannel internally switched Insertion Loss (IL) and Return Loss (RL) meter utilizing OPL-CLX software.

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Bidirectional Fiber Testing on a Duplex-LC Cable

Download Video Transcript Bidirectional Fiber Testing of LC Cable for Optical Insertion Loss and Return Loss The OP940 and OP721 form the ideal bidirectional fiber testing system for multichannel bidirectional insertion loss and return loss testing. The increased demand for more efficient IL and RL testing on multifiber cables, such as duplex LCs, MTP cables, […]

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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.

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3-in-1 Polarity, Insertion Loss, and Return Loss Test

In this video, we perform a 3-in-1 polarity, insertion loss, and return loss test in OPL-Max, using the OP415 Polarity Analyzer and the OP940 Insertion Loss and Return Loss meter.

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Testing the Polarity of an 8×8 Shuffle System

  In this video, we will test the polarity of an 8 by 8 shuffle system using the OP415 Polarity Analyzer and OPL-Max. For this test, we will use two OP415s to show how multiple units can be used to test complex systems.

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New Polarity Analyzer OP415

The OP415 is a polarity analyzer designed to test the fiber mapping and output quality of MPO cables.

OP415 Shuffle System
Testing Insertion Loss and Return Loss of an MTP/MPO Cable in OPL-MAX

In this video we will go through the process of testing insertion loss and return loss of an MTP cable in OPL-MAX. We will review both the cable and software setup for the standard test configuration, as well as the test process.

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Testing Insertion Loss and Return Loss of a Simplex Cable in OPL-MAX

 In this video we will go through the process of testing insertion loss and return loss of a simplex cable in OPL-Max. This standard setup allows us to explore the features and functions of OPL-Max that operators are likely to encounter day to day.

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Mode Field Diameter Tutorial

 Mode Field Diameter results and test report demonstration with OptoTest OPL-LCA Software.

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Testing an APC to APC Cable Assembly Using a Reference Reflector Cable

In this video we demonstrate how to test an APC to APC cable assembly using a Reference Reflector Cable. To reference Insertion Loss, connect the reference cable to the source port and detector and select “IL Ref” and then “Start IL Ref”.

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Testing Insertion Loss and Return Loss on APC Cables Using APC Reference Feature

In this video we demonstrate how to use the APC Reference feature on the OP940 front panel to test an APC to APC cable assembly. To reference Insertion Loss, connect the reference cable to the source port and detector and select “IL Ref” and then “Start IL Ref”.

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Measuring Insertion Loss and Return Loss

This video is intended to show the basic functionality of the OP940 Insertion and Return Loss Test Set. In this demonstration we will be measuring an LC to LC cable assembly. First attach the reference cable to the source, making sure to inspect, clean if needed, inspect again, and connect.

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OP940-SW Multichannel IL & RL Meter

The multichannel OP940 is an internally switched Insertion Loss and Return Loss meter designed for testing ribbon cables and multi-pin termini. This unit incorporates the same features as the single channel OP940 models, including a color LCD screen, an optical reflectance scan mode, programmable PASS/FAIL for user-configurable test criteria, and On-screen context help. It measures […]

Duplex LC Adapter – Testing Insertion Loss of cables terminated with Unibody LCs and LC connectors tutorial video image
Duplex LC Adapter – Testing Insertion Loss of cables terminated with Unibody LCs and LC connectors

OptoTest’s Duplex LC adapter is designed for testing insertion loss of cables terminated with Unibody LCs and LC connectors that are clipped together. This video will provide quick instructions on how to mount the adapter and move between positions A and B.

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How to set up the OP-SPHR Integrating Sphere

When a new OP-SPHR is shipped from OptoTest, it will require a few quick steps to make it ready to use. Following the instructions in this video will allow you to begin using the sphere in you production lines. Remove the port plug from the back of the sphere using the provided hex wrench to […]

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Testing Polarity & Continuity

  During the production and installation of MTP and MPO cables, it’s necessary to verify continuity and polarity on these cables. The OP-Polarity Kit makes it a simple task. The OptoTest Polarity Kit consists of an OP280, which acts as a source module, and an OP480, which acts as a detector module, and a set […]

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OptoTest’s New Insertion and Return Loss Meter — OP940

Introducing OptoTest’s OP940, an advanced Insertion and Return Loss meter with usability and customization in mind. With a brand-new color LCD screen and redesigned user interface, the OP940 was designed to improve the customer’s experience without sacrificing any of the quality that OptoTest has become known for.

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MTP Cable Testing

You will be utilizing your laptop, your standard MTP cleaner, the test cable you will be testing, stand-alone scope, your MTP to MTP mating adapter, your HPR-MTP reference cable, your OP930 multimode switch unit and your RIN10 power meter.