EXFO designs and optimizes each OTDR model so that it offers the best possible performance for its specific application.
When testing LAN/WAN networks, important OTDR characteristics must be considered; ensure that the OTDR:
- Has short dead zones
- Offers excellent flexibility enabling multimode and singlemode testing with a single unit
- Allows for controlled multimode launch conditions, for maximum loss accuracy
The Quad Powerhouse
The FTB-200 Compact Platform and the FTB-7200D LAN/WAN Access OTDR make it ideal for contractors to test any fiber type, along with another module such as an OLTS or Ethernet tester for a complete test solution. The FTB-7200D OTDR provides 36 dB of dynamic range, controlled multimode launch conditions, a 1 m dead zone and a summary screen for quick pass/fail indication. Plus, its Full-Screen mode enhances the graph area by 130% for easy, in-field trace analysis.
Empowering Frontline Access Technicians
The FTB-1, the one-module platform for dedicated applications, and the FTB-720 LAN/WAN Access OTDR are perfect for singlemode and multimode fiber installers. A great quality/price ratio, the FTB-720 OTDR offers 35 dB of dynamic range, controlled multimode launch conditions, a 0.8 m dead zone and a summary screen for quick pass/fail indication. Plus, its landscape screen facilitates in-field trace analysis.
The Lightweight, On-the-Go Alternative
The handheld AXS-110 comes fully equipped with quad functionalities, a power meter, a VFL and a light source. With a dynamic range of up to 32 dB, exceptional 0.8 m dead zones and over 8 hours of operation, this powerful handheld OTDR is ideal for all installation and maintenance jobs.
FTTx/MDU PON networks require OTDRs to test through high-port-count splitters (up to 1x64), with loss levels up to 21 dB. In addition, for maintaining QoS while testing, in-service troubleshooting using a 1625 nm filtered port is required.
Our Most Complete Solution for Network Construction
The two-slot FTB-200 Compact Platform and FTB-7300E PON FTTx/MDU OTDR offer best-in-class, highly scalable PON optimization. With a dynamic range of 39 dB, they enable testing at 1310, 1490, 1550 and 1625/1650 nm as well as through high-port-count splitters. This complete solution includes bidirectional analysis, Template mode and an at-a glance summary screen.
FTTx/MDU Projects Completed Faster
The FTB-1, the one-module platform for dedicated applications, and the FTB-730 PON FTTx/MDU OTDR are optimized for access fiber deployments and troubleshooting. With a dynamic range of 39 dB, this solution enables testing at 1310, 1490, 1550 and 1625/1650 nm, as well as through high-port-count splitters. What’s more, its high-end connectivity brings unprecedented data exchange to technicians while in the field.
The Handheld, Last-Mile Troubleshooting Unit
The AXS-100 Access OTDR, designed for singlemode fiber troubleshooting, includes a summary screen for better results interpretation and in-service testing capacity.
Our Powerful Handheld Unit
The AXS-110 is optimized for testing PON within FTTx architectures. This lightweight unit characterizes splitters and offers unbeatable applications.
Long-haul and metro architectures require high-dynamic-range values to reach greater distances; the OTDR therefore must offer good resolution due to the proximity of many splice points.
Furthermore, efficient CWDM network testing requires combining as many wavelengths as possible into a single unit.
The Total Fiber Characterization Kit
Combining the FTB-5500B PMD Analyzer and the FTB-5800 Chromatic Dispersion Analyzer modules along with the FTB-7500E Long-Haul OTDR in the FTB-500 Platform results in the most accurate fiber-characterization solution on the market.
Eight Wavelengths Ready to Go
Two FTB-7400E CWDM OTDR modules combined in the FTB-200 Compact Platform can test through CWDM-based multiplexers and demultiplexers at up to eight ITU-recommended wavelengths.
No-Compromise Versatility for Metro and Long-Haul Testing
The FTB-7400E Metro OTDR module or FTB-7500E Long-Haul OTDR module housed in the FTB-200 Compact Platform combine short dead zones and high dynamic range to cover longer distances. The industry-leading linearity of ± 0.03 dB/dB along with 256 000 data points is what makes them the most reliable OTDRs on the market.
Ultra-long-haul and very-high-speed networks contain the longest fiber spans; deploying and maintaining such networks therefore requires the highest OTDR dynamic range (up to 50 dB).
Combining Power, Ultra-Long Distances and More
Combine the FTB-5500B PMD Analyzer and the FTB-5800 Chromatic Dispersion Analyzer with the FTB-7600E Ultra-Long-Haul OTDR in the FTB-500 Platform for the most powerful fiber-characterization kit on the market.
The Ultra-Long-Haul Portable Combo
Housed in the FTB-200 Compact Platform, the FTB-7600E Ultra-Long-Haul OTDR has a true 50 dB dynamic range at 1310/1550 nm and can test over a 200 km span.