EXFO’s AXS-100 Access OTDR combines the industry’s leading OTDR technology with power meter functionalities in one powerful handheld unit. Optimized for point-to-point testing of passive optical networks (PON) within FTTx architectures, it offers several wavelength configurations and a wide range of options, for first-class flexibility and full coverage of short-haul OTDR test applications.
Designed for singlemode OTDR troubleshooting, the AXS-100 features an in-service PON troubleshooting option. It offers the 1310 and 1550 wavelengths on one port, and filtered 1625 nm on the other port, with respective dynamic ranges of 29, 28 and 28 dB.
The AXS-100 Access OTDR is specifically designed for in-service PON troubleshooting. It features an optional dedicated port for testing at 1625 nm incorporating a filter that rejects all unwanted signals (1310, 1490 and 1550 nm) that could affect the OTDR measurement. The filter only lets through the 1625 nm OTDR signal, ensuring accurate OTDR measurements. In-service OTDR troubleshooting of optical fiber does not interfere with the normal operation and expected performance of the information channels. EXFO’s AXS-100 does not interfere with the CO’s laser transmitters, as it uses an out-of-band wavelength, as per the ITU-T L.41 recommendation (Maintenance Wavelength on Fibers Carrying Signals).
The AXS-100 OTDR makes link assessment a fast, simple task, providing unparalleled ease of use, even for technicians with little background in optical/OTDR testing. Designed for boosting OTDR testing efficiency, whether for multimode or singlemode applications, the AXS-100 software offers:
Based on the universal Bellcore format (.sor, Telcordia SR-4731), the software lets you access OTDR traces from various test and measurement manufacturers. You can therefore seamlessly switch to the AXS-100 and still refer to your previously archived OTDR files.
The AXS-100 offers a smart software option that provides pass/fail status at all wavelengths, as well as span loss, ORL, fiber length and macrobend locations in a single window. View all your test results at once, and enjoy fail-safe OTDR post-analysis.
Spend less time retrieving your OTDR traces, speeding up your test cycles.
EXFO’s leading expertise in OTDR testing and trace analysis lets you benefit from high-end software in a handheld unit. Focus on what’s real: generate a list of all events actually present on the link.
Performing complete access network testing also means testing the delivered service. With the AXS-100’s IP testing option, you can perform basic IP verification that will facilitate future troubleshooting operations.
Ideal for easily identifying macrobends, bad splices or bad connectors, this option delivers built-in 650 nm visual fault location on a universal connector.
The AXS-100’s optional power meter covers the 800 to 1650 nm range, offering a power range of –60 to 26 dBm (GeX 2 mm); it is also calibrated according to CWDM wavelengths. The optional power meter comes with a three-year recommended calibration interval, providing for a very low cost of ownership.
Save time on the field with automated software analysis functions. Let the instrument work for you. This software package combines automatic macrobend detection, pass/fail and fault finding features. It enables you to access all your results at once and easily check link status. A single summary screen shows you detailed pass/fail status, fiber-length measurements and pinpoint macrobend localization.
In any optical network, connectors should be kept clean and in good condition—which is not always easy in outside conditions. You can quickly and easily inspect fiber ends or connectors using a fiber inspection probe, and view the endfaces on the AXS-100’s high-resolution display. Then, save your image captures for future documentation purposes.
The optional FastReporter software package provides you with the post-processing tools and functionalities you need to meet such challenges, whatever the application. Designed for off-line analysis of field-acquired data, FastReporter offers a truly intuitive graphical user interface (GUI), which contributes to boosting productivity.
Automate repetitive operations on large numbers of OTDR test files, and optimize your productivity. Document an entire cable in a matter of seconds. Adjust your cable parameters and detection thresholds and perform batch analysis. Open OTDR files from various vendors’ equipment and convert them to the universal Telcordia format.
Analyze an entire cable in just two steps. View data for all events on all fibers, and at each wavelength, on a single screen.
Benefit from one-step file management at any wavelength. Keep full control by adding or removing events manually, or add/remove events automatically using a reference. Get uniform, detailed cable reports.
This free software brings you key data post-processing features such as: