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March 2023 releases notes

FIP-500 supports IEC 61300 inspection standard (3rd edition) & 80µm fiber

Handheld units
New feature

Support for inspection standard IEC 61300-3-35:2022 (3rd Edition)

The FIP-500 now includes support for both the 2nd and 3rd editions of the IEC 61300-3-35 fiber inspection standard. This update introduces new pass/fail thresholds and regions, as well as defect segmentation. You can toggle between standards in the device’s “Test configuration” page.

New feature

Support for 80µm cladding fiber

The FIP-500 now adds support for inspection of connectors mated to 80µm cladding fiber, in addition to standard 125µm cladding fiber. During acquisition, the setting for 80µm fiber shows in the lower left corner. You can select the fiber type in the device’s “Interface” page.

Product improvement

The WiFi MAC address is now available in the About page

The FIP-500 now shows its WiFi MAC address in the device’s “About” page. This can be used in environments where physical layer access control lists (ACLs) are implemented.

Product improvement

Support for new SmarTips

Recently released tips can now be configured automatically using the SmarTips feature. This applies to: