Comtinu and EXFO launches Bidirectional testing for intelligent fibre characterisation
EXFO announces the addition of bidirectional testing capabilities to its innovative intelligent Optical Link Mapper (iOLM) fibre characterisation technology. The new, patent-pending functionality simplifies the time-consuming task of performing bidirectional measurements at multiple wavelengths and pulse widths, presenting clear pass/fail results in a single link view. This latest iOLM enhancement further speeds up in-field testing and reporting for frontline technicians, increasing overall field operations efficiency.
The OTDR-based iOLM software application uses an automated multi-pulse acquisition approach and advanced algorithms to deliver detailed information on every element on the link. Powered by Link-Aware technology, the EXFO proprietary iOLM self-manages the setting of all test parameters, requiring virtually no training for technicians of any skill level.
With EXFO’s FastReporter 2 post-processing software, iOLM users can now obtain true splice-loss values at multiple wavelengths, multiple pulse widths and in both directions combined – all in an easy-to-read, icon-based linear view. This removes the complexity of interpreting OTDR traces and matching the data gathered from bidirectional tests, saving post-processing time and providing much clearer reports.
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