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OP415 from OptoTest for efficient testing of 8, 12 and 24-fibre MTP/MPO cable assemblies

The latest polarity testing solution from OptoTest – the OP415 polarity analyser is designed to efficiently test 24-fibre MTP/MPO cable assemblies, but it can also be easily configured for 8-fibre and 12-fibre testing.

It comes pre-loaded with 12-fibre and 24-fibre polarity types A, B, and C, plus the ability to create and store custom fibre mappings and channel configurations. Alternatively, the polarity analyser can learn polarity types from existing cables and store them for future use.

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OptoTest unveils OP740 multichannel high-speed optical power meter

OptoTest OP740

OptoTest has introduced the OP740, its most advanced multichannel high-speed optical power meter, at ECOC 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The OP740 retains many of the existing specifications of the current OP710 optical power meter, while introducing features such as variable sampling rate, simultaneous multichannel display, and a more robust user interface.

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OptoTest offers new optical switch configurations

Camarillo, California-based OptoTest is proud to announce the release of an update to its OP720 optical switch for test and measurement applications. The company’s existing slim-line, 1U enclosure still works for 1xN switches up to 24 channels, but the redesign allows for many new configurations to fit within a 2U rack-mountable enclosure, the company says. These changes will enable greater degrees of customisation to suit customers’ requirements.

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OptoTest updates OPL-Max software for multi-channel insertion and return loss testing

As part of ongoing efforts to improve the usability of its products, OptoTest has released a major update to its OPL-Max software. The new features and the improvements to existing features will greatly improve the user experience when testing insertion loss and return loss on multi-channel fibre-optic assemblies.

PRODUCT

OP940

OptoTest has introduced the new OP940 Insertion Loss and Return Loss instrument as the next generation of its IL/RL technology.  This instrument boasts a larger colour display with multiple layers of functionality. 
 

Feature

As data demand ramps ever higher, researchers are looking to innovative amplifier designs to help transport a broader light spectrum through optical fibres, finds Andy Extance

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Duncan Ellis shares his views about the increased focus on automation from network operators, and how the physical layer has so far stubbornly resisted the move

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Switching off copper networks where fibre has been deployed is the end game, so why are so few operators doing it, wonders Pauline Rigby

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With demand for fibre to the premises increasing, Keely Portway looks at the role training plays in ensuring installation skills remain available to meet this growing demand

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