VeEX expands OTDR functions to complement Transmission and Ethernet test capability
September 23, 2014
VeEX, a global player in Telecom and CATV test solutions, has added OTDR capability to the TX300S, the company’s flagship 10G multi-service tester.
The TX300S integrates an impressive arsenal of physical layer optical test tools, including a full featured OTDR, a power meter, a light source and a visual fault locator. Fiber inspection probes provide end face analysis according to IEC standards ensuring connectors will not be a potential source of problems or system outage. An array of transport and packet based test functionalities up to 10G, including T-Carrier/PDH, SDH/SONET, OTN, Fiberchannel, Ethernet, SyncE/1588 PTP, CPRI, OBSAI, systems can be verified according to industry defined standards and customer’s SLA parameters.
Combing powerful Optical and Ethernet test capabilities into a single, portable platform increases operational-efficiency – Field Technicians and Engineers are now well equipped to tackle the physical fiber layer and transport challenges of next generation mobile network deployments. This includes the roll out of the newest backhaul technologies such as fiber-to-the-tower (FTTT), fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA), Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) using small cells and remote radio heads (RRH), some of which employ CPRI/OBSAI functions.
Today’s field technicians not only need multiple skill sets and expertise in various fields but also require an easy to use tester that is rich with features to face any network situation. The TX300S platform delivers on all these requirements and empowers technicians and engineers worldwide to do the job the right way, first time.
Weighing < 3 kg (6 lbs), the TX300S compact form factor is suited to address multiple work environments. The ruggedized chassis incorporates a fan and vent free design preventing dust and moisture ingress, so it’s perfectly adapted for the challenging outside plant environment.
The TX300S with OTDR will be on display at the ECOC Fiber Exhibition and Conference (booth #417) in Cannes, France and the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo (booth #1245) in Denver, Colorado.