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.
OPL-Max is OptoTest’s solution for testing multi-fibre, ribbon, and specialised cable assemblies. Many facets of testing can be fully customised, including wavelength, number and order of channels, test reports and pass/fail criteria. OPL-Max collects the data from the test and will compile those values into a custom formatted test report.
Among the updates are improvements to return loss calculation accuracy, second position return loss measurement, data handling, and the user interface, as well as the additions of an OTDR-style reflection scan, APC return loss referencing, channel-by-channel real time measurements, and customer-configurable visual aids to help guide the user through the testing process.
The updated OPL-Max is available now. Existing customers should contact OptoTest to verify that their units have compatible firmware for the free software update.