Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDRs) are used to verify or certify new fiber installations as well as troubleshoot and locate faults in already deployed fibers. AFL’s FlexScan OTDRs enable both novice and expert technicians to quickly and reliably troubleshoot optical networks or fully characterize newly installed or repaired networks. Using the innovative SmartAuto mode, multiple OTDR scans detect, locate, identify and measure network components and faults. After applying industry-standard or user-set pass/fail criteria, the characterized network is displayed using FlexScan’s intuitive, icon-based LinkMap view.
FlexScan automates test setup, shortens test time and simplifies results interpretation, improving efficiency and reducing the cost of test. Acquired results may be stored internally or externally. Internally stored results are easily accessed via USB, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
With optional connector inspection, integrated source, power meter and VFL, FlexScan offers an all-in one solution, ensuring technicians have everything they need to locate and resolve optical network issues. Specifically designed for field use, FlexScan is robust, rugged, lightweight, powerful and flexible.
FlexScan is now available in 3 models:
- FS200-50: 1550 nm only version for cost-effective network troubleshooting, including detection of high-losses due to macro-bends
- FS200-100: 1310/1550 version for more complete installation verification, as well as troubleshooting. By testing at both wavelengths, FlexScan can differentiate poor splices from macro-bends, as well as qualify the network for operation in both 1310 and 1550 nm windows.
- FS200-300: 1310/1550/1650 PON optimized version FTTx network testing, as well as troubleshooting. By testing all 3 wavelengths, FlexScan can differentiate poor splices from macro-bends, as well as qualify the network fiber cable and splitters for operation in both 1310,1550 and 1650 nm wavelengths.
All three models include an integrated VFL and are available with optional integrated source, power meter and Bluetooth/Wi-Fi wireless communications.
They are also optimised for fiber scope functionality, to verifiy the cleanliness of the fiber end face. FlexScan test sets are available in three standard kit configurations. For more information, contact Comtest on 010 595 1821 or sales @comtest.co.za