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Fiber Optic Certifier

Fiber Optic Certification Tool

Once fiber optic cable is installed it must be certified to verify compliance to IEEE, TI/EIA, or ISO/IEC standards. This ensures that the fiber will serve its intended application and provides a record. Fiber optic cable certification is made up of two parts: Tier 1 Basic Test Regimen, and Tier 2 Extended Test Regimen.

Tier one fiber optic cable certification is performed with a power meter and light source or optical loss test set to measure the absolute loss of the link and compare it to the limits in the standard. This fiber optic certifier verifies single mode fiber at 1310nm and 1550nm.

Auto-wavelength recognition and automatic data storage reduce testing time and human error, while the integrated fiber optic length tester checks for accurate link length measurements. This fiber optic certifier stores up to 1,000 data points including: run labels, fiber type, and link information. It has a built in loss wizard to calculate the maximum allowable loss.

The USB port expedites data logging, downloading, and report printing. The reporter software in this fiber optic certifier formats fiber certification reports for printing.

For Tier 2 certification, we offer the OWLTrek OTDR Singlemode 1310nm. This OTDR tester boasts an unbeatable combination of a pocket-sized form factor, a 2.8” high-resolution color LCD display, and some of the most competitive pricing in the industry. It automatically locates events and places them in an internal event table.

Live mode allows users to expand OTDR display onto a larger laptop screen. It has full horizontal and vertical pan/zoom functions. A USB interface facilitates the download of stored readings. The rechargeable Lithium polymer battery allows up to 20 hours of normal usage.

Proper certification of fiber optic cable requires not only a fiber optic certifier, but also detailed knowledge of installation and application standards, and understanding of how to document test results.

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