Test & Measurement


Multi-fibre testing tool

10 October 2018 Test & Measurement

Exfo has developed an automated solution that combines testing of polarity, continuity and connector cleanliness – the critical tests needed to validate multi-fibre push-on (MPO/MTP) links – into a single solution that delivers a combination of fit, cost and reporting capabilities.

The ConnectorMax MPO link test solution pairs a light source at one end of the cable with a fibre inspection probe for analysis at the other end – a first in the industry. Additionally, it is the only all-in-one solution that provides a clear pass/fail diagnosis of MPO 12 and MPO 24 links in a single report. For customers who already own an Exfo probe, this solution is highly economical.

Telcos are reconfiguring their central offices into data centres (CORDs) and deploying MPO cables with 12, but more and more, 24 fibres. When not properly tested, multi-fibre links can put the entire health of a network at risk. Traditional solutions often fall short on design or price, can’t perform all three critical tests or don’t offer analysis and reporting capabilities. Customers are left choosing between solutions that are either too much for what they really need (and too expensive) or sorely lacking in features and fit. What’s more, they often have to buy different units to get the job done.

The ConnectorMax MPO link test solution provides a quick, reliable and less costly method to test multi-fibre cables before installation, so if outages occur technicians can be certain their pre-tested links are not the cause.

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



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