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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

Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance

Analysis and opinion
Analysis and opinion
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Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G

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Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang