VeEX, a global expert in Telecom and CATV test solutions, today announced the introduction of the FX300 mini OTDR series, a product optimised for today’s optical fiber networks.
Featuring optical performance that rivals larger traditional and more expensive OTDRs, the unit offers impressive measurement capabilities to troubleshoot and verify optical fibers used in FTTx, metro ethernet, and next generation mobile backhaul applications. High resolution data sampling (cm), small dead zones (less than 1m) and high dynamic range (up to 37dB) ensure precise and comprehensive assessment of FTTx, exchange/central office, intra-building and long haul fiber deployments.
An AUTO mode simplifies operation by ensuring proper measurement parameter setup, while a high-contrast color LCD screen display clearly presents the OTDR trace and event table. Expert and novice users can quickly examine fiber characteristics and analyze any anomalies that exceed user defined thresholds, reducing fiber outage and system downtime. In addition, the unit is also equipped with a visible laser to visually troubleshoot bad splices and connectors.
Weighing only 900 g (less than 1.98 lb), the FX300 series is one of the smallest and lightest mini OTDRs on the market – its form factor is perfectly suited to address the portability and space constraints typical of overhead CATV cable routes, curbside FTTx cabinets and manholes. The ruggedized chassis incorporates a fan and vent free design that prevents dust and moisture ingress, thus it is perfectly suited for the challenging outside plant environment.