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So You Think Fiber Inspection Is a Hassle?
Think again.

Introducing the FIP-430B, the first fully automated fiber inspection probe for the field.

So you think fiber inspection is a hassle? Think Again.

TURNING FIBER INSPECTION INTO A ONE-STEP PROCESS

Enabled by its unique automatic focus-adjustment system, the FIP-430B automates each operation in the test sequence, transforming the critical inspection step into a quick and simple one-step process accessible to technicians of any skill level.

One-Step Process 100% Automated

KEEP THE FOCUS ON YOUR RESULTS

Ever heard of false-positive connector inspection results?

Every inspection and maintenance (I&M) fiber professional will agree that connector inspection is critical, which is why they have adopted analysis software to secure the certification process. However, they may not realize that failing connectors can result in a pass verdict if the analysis is performed on an out-of-focus image.

False-positive results can affect your network by becoming a source of:

  • A series of tedious troubleshooting tasks
  • Bad connectors, which may affect optical test results such as ORL readings on OTDR tests
  • Erratic readings during 40G or 100G OTN BERT testing
  • Can lead to network upgrade failures when migrating to higher-speed (40G/100G)

EXFO’s solution:

  • Automated focus adjustment: Ensures that each connector image is captured with maximum quality to facilitate identification of defects
  • Focus protection: Prevents image capture in the event of improper focus adjustment to ensure that no defects or residues affecting performance are ignored by the analysis, thus avoiding the reporting of false-positive results

These features all lead to more accurate and consistent test results for first-time-right network deployment.

EXPLORE THE NEW FIP-430B

FIP-430B OVERVIEW

Fined-tuned ergonomics paired with true field ruggedness

FIP-400B Serie Video Overview Go to FIP-400B Product Page
ConnectorMax2

CONNECTORMAX2

Onboard Connector Endface Analysis*

  • Automatic pass/fail analysis of the connector endfaces as per IEC/IPC standards or user-defined criteria
  • Removes subjectivity from the test process, thus reducing risk of misinterpretation and errors
  • Ensures more accurate and consistent test results amongst the teams
*The ConnectorMax2 analysis is offered onboard the FIP-420B and FIP-430B Fiber Inspection Probe models only.

HIGH VISIBILITY PASS/FAIL LED INDICATOR

Located directly on the probe, this LED indicates the status of the connector under test following analysis, providing immediate diagnosis of connector cleanliness. Because there is no need to consult the platform or display screen, users ca simply focus on getting ready for their next inspection.

  • PASSPASS
  • FAILFAIL
  • Activity/StatusActivity/Status

FIP-430B UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY*

Thanks to its USB port, the FIP-400B Series is compatible with the FTB Ecosystem, the MaxTester 700B OTDR Series, the MAX-FIP display, as well as PCs and laptops.

* For compatibility with EXFO’s AXS and FOT Series, as well as legacy optical gear, see the FIP-400 model.

SMALL ENOUGH TO BE HANDHELD.
LARGE ENOUGH FOR FULL-SCREEN VIEWING.

If you are looking for a stand-alone inspection and certification solution, the MAX-FIP offers a rugged,
tablet-inspired test unit that’s a perfect companion to the FIP-430B.

Fiber Certifier Kit
  • Bright, 7-inch touchscreen display
  • Compact, intuitive and rugged design to face any OSP environment
  • Plug-and-play power meter and visual-fault-locator (VFL) options
  • Full-day, rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Optional Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
  • 2 GB internal memory offers extensive storage of up to 4000 fiber certification results
See the MAX-FIP product page