Insertion Loss & Return Loss Testing Overview
Whether for single channel or multichannel applications, OptoTest Insertion Loss and Return Loss meters are designed for speed, accuracy, and simplicity. Industry-leading companies worldwide use these test systems to perform the fastest RL measurements in the industry, all without needing mandrels or index matching gel. Let OptoTest help you find the ideal IL and RL test system.
The OP925 is a compact test solution designed to meet the speed and efficiency needs of simplex patch cord testing. Built to measure insertion loss (IL), return loss (RL), and optical power on single mode and multimode patch cords.
The OP940 system features a color LCD screen, an Optical Reflectance Scan Mode, Programmable Pass/Fail Criteria for on-screen test results, and On-Screen Context Help. Additionally, it can measure return loss at two positions simultaneously through the front panel meaning that it can test the RL of both connectors on a patch cord without the need for software.
The compact multichannel OP940 is an internally switched Insertion Loss (IL) and Return Loss (RL) meter designed for MPO/MTP® testing. The compact design significantly reduces setup time, cost, risk, and footprint.
The OP940-SW is a multichannel insertion loss (IL) and return loss (RL) meter designed for testing ribbon cables and multi-pin termini. It features a color LCD screen, an optical reflectance scan mode, programmable pass/fail for editable test criteria and on screen context help.
The OP725 is an optical switch for single mode or multimode applications. Paired with our OP940 Insertion & Return Loss Meter, operators can make quick work of measuring both ends of cables in a truly bidirectional manner.
The importance of high quality reference grade connectors to loss testing cannot be understated; higher-quality reference connectors will result in more accurate and repeatable test results. All reference cables created by OptoTest are manufactured with reference ends that are certified to exceed the FOTP171A (A2.2.1) standard.
The SAVer cables are designed to ‘save’ the instrument front panel from dirt, scratches and potentially expensive repairs and downtime. When the SAVer cable is used with the high quality mating adapter, MAAD-FC, your front panels will stay clean without adding loss.