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E-series OTDR available from Vicom

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Exfo introduces E-series OTDRs for end-to-end characterisation of optical networks.

Given the wide range of testing applications for long-haul, metro and access networks, a multi-purpose OTDR increasingly represents the key testing tool for field technicians.

Long-haul links and metro rings require an OTDR with a high dynamic range to reach longer distances, while access networks necessitate an OTDR with less distance range but a higher resolution due to the proximity of several connection points.

As a result, network service providers have been forced to purchase two separate OTDRs to adequately meet their testing needs.

That is, until today’s introduction of EXFO’s E-series OTDRs: FTB-7400 and FTB-7500.

This innovative product line builds on EXFO’s long-held expertise in OTDR technology, combining optical performance, unparalleled software analysis as well as characterisation of splitters, connectors, breaks and other events along an optical network.

The end-result is a highly versatile OTDR offering unmatched fibre characterisation.

The E-series OTDRs, available from Vicom can be inserted in either the FTB-200 compact platform or FTB-400 universal test system, can test as many as four wavelengths (1310/1383/1550/1625 nm) which make them ideal tools for characterising legacy, coarse wavelength-division multiplexing (CWDM) and dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) links.

  • High dynamic-range OTDR (40 and 45 dB) with unprecedented optical performance
  • Short dead zones for higher resolution and accurate network element characterisation
  • Modular design for insertion in the FTB-200 compact platform and FTB-400 universal test system

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