Auto Mode: One-Touch Testing
Ideal for basic, repetitive applications, the Auto mode shortens the learning curve for new OTDR users.
- Preset test parameters
- Choice of single- or dual-wavelength OTDR testing
- Convenient one-step event table
Advanced Mode: Flexibility for Experts
For complete control over your test routine, select the Advanced mode. Manually set all acquisition parameters, including the index of refraction (IOR) and helix factor. Save time and get better results by fine-tuning acquisition parameters on the fly.
General OTDR Software Features
Great Display Legibility for Outdoors Work
For installation and maintenance crews, working outdoors goes with the territory. Switch between black and white display backgrounds as needed, and enjoy great legibility, even in the brightest daylight.
Smooth Data Management
This feature combines file autonaming with subset cable and fiber incrementation.
FTB-1 Platform Software Test Tools
This series of platform-based software testing tools enhance the value of the FTB-1 platform, providing additional testing capabilities without the need for additional modules or units.
EXpert Test Tools
EXpert VoIP Test Tool
The EXpert VoIP Test Tools generates a voice-over-IP call directly from the test platform to validate performance during service turn-up and troubleshooting.
- Supports a wide range of signaling protocols, including SIP, SCCP, H.248/Megaco and H.323
- Supports MOS and R-factor quality metrics
- Simplifies testing with configurable pass/fail thresholds and RTP metrics
EXpert IP Test Tool
The EXpert IP Test Tools integrates six commonly used datacom test tools into one platform-based application to ensure field technicians are prepared for a wide-range of testing needs.
- Rapidly perform debugging sequences with VLAN scan and LAN discovery
- Validate end-to-end ping and traceroute
- Verify FTP performance and HTTP availability
Third-Party Test Tools
This live-network packet capture utility makes it possible to look “inside” the packets and obtain data such as transmission time, source, destination, protocol type, etc. Users can then diagnose a problem or root out suspicious behavior. Wireshark is a standard utility on all FTB-1 platforms.
This TCP performance testing tool can create TCP and UDP data streams which measure the throughput of a network that is carrying them. Thanks to various user-definable parameters, technicians can rely on JPerf to optimize or tune a network under test.
NetStumbler verifies wireless network configurations, enabling field techicians to identify areas that have poor coverage or wireless interference, and helping them to aim antennas for full effect and find unauthorized access points.