FaultMapper utilizes time-domain reflectometry (TDR) and frequency-domain reflectometry (FDR) technology to provide the additional capability of identifying the location of the service affecting line faults, including bridged taps, shorts, grounds and opens. EXFO’s unique SmartR presents results in an easy-to-understand, graphical format, making copper troubleshooting easier than ever before.
Key Copper Applications
- Detection of potential bottlenecks on subscriber loops to ensure high-quality, consistent and error-free multiplay services
- 30 MHz spectrum analysis for circuit qualification in any VDSL2 band plan (8, 12, 17 and 30 MHz)
- Loop and fault analysis, using proven TDR and FDR techniques for VDSL2 or ADSL2+ prequalification
- Measurement and reporting of suspect voltages, opens and shorts
Comprehensive Metallic Testing
Verification of copper quality is a snap with the copper measurement capabilities of the MaxTester 610. Sporting industry standard AC and DC voltage measurements, resistance (shorts) and capacitance (opens) measurements, power influence and impulse noise, technicians obtain results that are graphically clear and concise with pass/fail indication.
The MaxTester 610 also features a POTS dialer and an optional TDR and resistive fault locator (RFL) for locating loop faults. The optional wideband testing suite allows the qualification of circuits at VDSL2 frequencies of up to 30 MHz and includes PSD, Near End Crosstalk (NEXT), impulse noise and attenuation analysis.
All the Right Features for Installation Technicians
With its small form factor, the MaxTester 610 can go anywhere technicians need to go. It is rugged and light, and all connectors are protected from the rain—just what is needed for the demanding outside-plant environment.
Thresholds can be set and saved for key copper tests. When tests are run, users are given a clear graphical pass/fail result so they can quickly move on to the next job or investigate further. Test profiles can easily be transferred between units to ensure that all technicians from the same organization are testing to the same thresholds.
The next-generation user interface of the MaxTester 610 was designed with first-level technicians in mind. The large display features colored icons and graphics for easy configuration and operation, and is simple to use for both experienced and novice users.
Results capture and connectivity
In today’s highly competitive environment, quality of service is paramount for service providers. The MaxTester 610 allows reports of all tests to be saved and uploaded. Therefore, service providers can keep all the results on file for future reference and confirm that all the required tests have been completed by the technician.
The MaxTester 610 is equipped with a battery using the latest technology in rechargeable cells. When charging is required, technicians can either use the optional 12 V vehicle charger or the supplied AC adapter.