Softing FiberXpert OTDR 5000 – Troubleshoot and measure the distance to the fault on multi-mode and single-mode fibers
Traditionally, copper communication cables have been utilized for short distances in industrial and enterprise applications. However, when it comes to meeting the demands for higher bandwidth, fiber optic cables are increasingly required even in these short-haul applications. Furthermore, installation of optical fibers requires clean working conditions, correct procedures and a fair amount of knowledge, and is particularly challenging in short-haul applications with tight space limitations. Cleanliness, in particular, plays an important role in the optical fibers themselves. According to a study by NTT Advanced Network Technology, dirty fiber end surfaces or connectors are responsible for up to 96 percent of network failures. The FiberXpert OTDR 5000 detects fiber network components, faults, distance to fault, and can be connected to an optical fiber microscope critical to checking and proving cleanliness of end surfaces.
Softing FiberXpert OTDR 5000 – The Complete Solution
After a fiber optic cable installation, wouldn’t it be nice to have an X-ray device that would allow you to see through walls and check bend radius, splices, breaks, and connectors? The FiberXpert uses optical time domain reflectometry to send a light pulse through the fiber and then measure the reflected signal profile to check bend radius, splices, breaks, and connectors. In fact, these components, fault types, and distance to a fault are all graphically displayed on the FiberXpert. The FiberXpert optical time domain reflectometer is a complete solution with both multi-mode 850/1300 nm and single-mode 1310/1550 nm. For both multi-mode and single-mode fibers, the FiberXpert OTDR 5000 has a high dynamic range with event dead zone less than 80 cm for measuring and documenting short fiber links to global standards and for identifying faults.
The attenuation measurement and an optical power level analyzer allow you to precisely determine the link attenuation and measure the output of active network components. The automatic pass/fail analysis compares values against global TIA/IEC standards and limits. FiberXpert is compliant with Tier 2 Standards, meaning FiberXpert is compliant to Tier 1 Light Source and Power Meter (LSPM) and Tier 2 Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR). Furthermore, you will be able to address the source of most network failures by connecting the compatible fiber optic microscope via USB to easily and quickly check and document cleanliness of fiber ends and link end surfaces in accordance with IEC 61300-3-35.
Softing FiberXpert OTDR 5000 for multi-mode and single-mode 850/1300/1310/1550 nm
Compliant to Tier 2 Standards of fiber optic cabling, which includes both Tier 1 Light Source Power Meter (LSPM) and Tier 2 Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR)
Automatic Pass/Fail analysis of the test results compared to limits specified by TIA/IEC
Graphical display of OTDR trace provides on-screen images and read-out of distance between connectors, splices, and end of cable using reflection and attenuation analysis
All fiber link events and analysis conveniently listed in a table of results
Automatic macro-bend detection; increasingly important as installation space gets tighter
Built-in optical loss test set to help you formally accept end-to-end loss specifications
Optional high precision fiber inspection probe for detecting dirty and damaged connectors
Large color LCD touchscreen, and hands-free neck strap
Generate professional reports with Softing’s included eXport software; FiberXpert and WireXpert integrated into one reporting software platform