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Wi-Fi-connected fibre-optic inspection system

13 June 2018 Test & Measurement

Comtest’s latest offering from AFL is the aeRos connected FOCIS WiFi2, a next-generation fibre-optic connector inspection system that uses an Android or iOS wireless connection for live image video streaming, auto-focus and more. The probe is an ergonomic fibre connector inspection system, that when paired with an iOS or Android smart device, provides fast and accurate IEC/IPC/AT&T compliant and user-defined pass/fail end-face cleanliness analysis.

The FOCIS WiFi2 probe is lightweight and balances perfectly in the hand. It has a single multipurpose button, a single multi-colour functional status LED, and a battery charging port for all-day mobility. The status LED enhances workflow productivity by allowing rapid operator assessment of the cleanliness of the fibre endface – either passing or failing standard rules – as well as ‘fibre not found’ error notification.

“According to industry studies, contaminated fibre endfaces typically account for 85% of optical network failures,” explained Maury Wood, product line manager for AFL’s test and inspection division. “With the advent of broadband and enterprise data centre links at 100 Gbps and higher, the universal adherence to best practice fibre cleaning and inspection methods is an operational imperative.”

The FOCIS WiFi2 uses AFL’s large portfolio of inspection adaptor tips for both connectors and bulkhead sleeves, including all 2,5 mm (SC, FC, ST) and 1,25 mm (LC) ferrules, as well as multi-fibre connectors and bulkhead sleeves (MPO/MTP/MPO16). AFL offers an adaptor tip for high-density LC PC/UPC optical distribution frames as well.

The free FOCIS WiFi2 app (both Android and iOS) supports live image video streaming, auto-focus, IEC/IPC standard and user-customised pass/fail auto-analysis, pinch-to-zoom on endface images, report generation, multi-language GUI support and day/time stamped job saving.

For more information contact Comtest, +27 10 595 1821, sales@comtest.co.za, www.comtest.co.za



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