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Handheld OTDRs inspired by tablet design

29 January 2014 Test & Measurement

EXFO’s new tablet-inspired MaxTester 700B OTDR series has been designed to make frontline OTDR (optical time domain reflectometer) field testing faster and more accessible with enhanced end-user experience.

These units address the rising challenges to deploy more fibre faster, and with limited resources and training time.

Inspired by today’s intuitive and high-performance tablet technologies, MaxTester helps contractors and service providers build faster, more reliable fibre networks. It features a 7-inch, outdoor-enhanced touch screen, making it small enough to fit in one hand, yet large enough to provide clear presentation of results.

The OTDR series also features an icon-based GUI in a Windows-like environment that can be easily mastered right from the outset. In addition, it’s powered by a 12-hour rechargeable battery.

The MaxTester range is comprised of three models to cover any frontline fibre test application, from last-mile to access and FTTH/PON. The OTDRs replace EXFO’s AXS-100/110 OTDR series, in turn bringing an advanced iOLM application to the handheld market.

The iOLM OTDR-based application is powered by Link-Aware technology, which combines an intelligent and dynamic multi-pulse approach with multiple wavelengths, all in a unique and single link view that frees technicians from having to perform complex OTDR analysis. With a two-year track record on the market, iOLM is already a mature and proven technology providing expert-level results at the push of a button to hundreds of users worldwide.

For more information contact Chris Nel, Lambda Test Equipment, +27 (0)12 349 1341, chris@lambdatest.co.za, www.lambdatest.co.za



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