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24 May 2017

AFL has released two new optical time-domain (OTDR) modules for its Rogue modular test platform: the RG-2100 Quad 850/1300 multimode plus 1310/1550 nm singlemode OTDR and the RG-2100 Dual 1310/1500 singlemode OTDR. The new modules are ideal for verifying the installation of singlemode and multimode fibre networks.

Both modules may be installed in either the ROGUE compact cB1 base or the Rogue intelligent iB1 base. Both include integrated visual fault locator (VFL) and are available with optional integrated optical light source (OLS) and optical power meter (OPM).

22 May 2017

EXFO has launched the FTB-740C-CWDM, a tunable optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) module designed for its handheld FTB-1 platform, which enables technicians to test all 18 ITU-defined CWDM channels without having to swap modules.

This capability will be speed up network testing for cable multiple-service operators (MSOs) and contractors, who will always have the CWDM wavelength required for characterising their network through multiplexers and demultiplexers (mux/demux).

18 May 2017

Optical transport equipment developer XKL has introduced the DarkStar Mux/Demux – Amplifier (DMD-A) optical utility appliance, which allows businesses to add capacity to their optical networks with ease.

The mux/demux combines wavelengths from a DarkStar DWDM optical transport platform onto the same fibre. A variety of filter options are provided including 48-channel or 96-channel mux/demux and 4-band or 6-band combiner filter, which can be configured for point-to-point or east/west nodes.

17 May 2017

Test and measurement specialist JGR Optics has announced the availability of its new EOTS Environmental Optical Test System, which is used for insertion loss and return loss testing of optical components being stressed in a temperature/humidity chamber. The EOTS is designed to allow users to easily and accurately verify a component’s compliance to Telcordia and Verizon’s Fiber Optic Component (FOC) certification requirements components.

10 May 2017

World’s first fully automatic fusion splicer provides great ROI for customers and an increased productivity via reduced splice cycles

04 May 2017

AFL is introducing a new fibre-optic cable structure with proven performance to 300°C. Intended for long-term installation scenarios, the new high-temperature fibre-optic cable structure can be optimised to suit the environmental conditions that it will experience in service. Optical integrity up to 300°C has been validated via what the company describes as “unique processing of the fibres and cables” within its manufacturing facilities.

04 May 2017

Broadband equipment supplier Keymile has introduced MileGate 3510, a high-density GPON optical line terminal (OLT) that supports up to 12,2288 residential and business subscribers from a single platform. Taking advantage of the high scalability of the point-to-multipoint architecture of passive optical networks, the new platform is ideal for developing more cost-efficient fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and building (FTTB) network infrastructure, the company claims.

01 May 2017

The 100G QSFP28 transceiver remains a popular choice for intra-rack and data centre use and therefore is an important part of Smartoptics’ portfolio of compatible optical transceivers. Now Smartoptics has added four new models to its QSFP28 product range.

The SO-QSFP28-LR4-10L and SO-QSFP28-LR4-2L are direct-modulated laser (DML) diodes for 10km and 2km applications. The DML provides a cost-effective alternative to standard LR modules based on electroabsorption modulated lasers (EML), which are better suited to Ethernet-only traffic.

19 April 2017

Test and measurement specialist Yenista Optics has developed the CTP10, a platform for testing passive optical components such as photonic integrated circuits and wavelength-selective switches.

The CTP10 platform has been designed for heavy duty measurements in both R&D and production environments. The mainframe hosts up to 10 hot-swappable modules and can handle up to four devices under test simultaneously.

18 April 2017

AFL has expanded its portfolio of fibre connector inspection products with the FOCIS Flex No Wireless (NW) version of its award-winning FOCIS Flex inspection probe. FOCIS Flex is a self-contained, tether-free, compact and handheld connector inspection probe. At the click of a button, FOCIS Flex auto-focuses, captures, centres and analyses end-face images to easily display, transfer or store pass/fail results within seconds.

18 April 2017

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL), part of the Sumitomo Electric Industries Group, has announced the T400S active clad alignment fusion splicer. The new splicer has been designed to provide one machine that accomplishes all FTTx splicing activities in the field.

Providing consistent and quality low loss splicing, the new instrument has a new, simplified user interface. It is compatible with SEL’s Lynx2 splice-on connecter, offering an economical choice for reliable deployments in the access network.

18 April 2017

ADVA Optical Networking has launched the FSP 150 ProVMe (P2.4), a device engineered to help communications service providers more easily and cost-effectively introduce network functions virtualisation (NFV) into their networks.

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