Anritsu launches OTDR modules for Network Master Pro MT1000A tester

Anritsu Network Master Pro MT1000A tester
Anritsu Company has launched OTDR modules for its Network Master Pro MT1000A all-in-one tester — targeting field technicians at telecoms.

The wireless test and measurement company claims that these new OTDR modules can operate standalone or be simultaneously installed with available multi-rate transport module to create a rugged, handheld solution for field technicians to ensure the performance of mobile, metro, access or long haul networks.

Field technicians of telecoms conduct optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) testing to verify proper fiber installation.

The US-based Anritsu Company claims that the new MT1000A series of OTDR modules provides performance and dedicated testing modes, while its Fiber Visualizer streamlines the optical testing process by minimizing the number of settings and compiling the results into a graphical summary of characteristics.

In addition, Fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) mode simplifies testing by eliminating ALL setups to ensure short fibers such as those used for towers, remote radio units and in-building/DAS – are tested thoroughly and accurately.

Both modes provide color-coded PASS/FAIL results based on user-defined thresholds. Failing events are highlighted and easily reviewed simply by touching the icon. When an optical link has passed all criteria, files can be saved and customized reports generated by pressing a button. Field technicians can also tab between the graphical summary and actual trace for review of fiber characteristics.

The test capabilities of MT1000A include OTDR, Loss Test Set, IEC 61300-3-35 based Connector Inspection, 10MB to 10GB Ethernet, SONET/SDH/PDH, Fiber Channel, OTN and CPRI. Operation between applications reduces the learning curve thus reducing installation and troubleshooting times.

The New Network Master Pro MT1000A OTDR modules feature high resolution and dynamic range of up to 46 dB to ensure quick and thorough evaluation of single mode and multimode fibers. Standard optical power meter and light source functions add more capability and value. A visual fault locator (VFL) is optional.

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