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All-in-one network tester packs more features

15 Dec 2015

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Anritsu Co. has brought to market a line-up of OTDR modules for its next-generation Network Master Pro MT1000A all-in-one tester. According to the company, the OTDR modules can operate standalone or be simultaneously installed with an available multi-rate transport module to create a rugged, handheld solution that field technicians can use to ensure the performance of mobile, metro, access or long haul networks.

To ensure that networks will perform as expected, optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) testing is required to verify proper fibre installation. The MT1000A OTDR modules claim to provide remarkable performance and dedicated testing modes for unprecedented ease-of-use.

Anritsu Network Master Pro MT1000A

Anritsu's Fibre Visualiser streamlines the optical testing process by minimising the number of settings to be made and compiling the results into a clear, graphical summary of both overall and individual characteristics. Fibre-to-the-antenna (FTTA) mode further simplifies testing by eliminating all setups to ensure short fibres, such as those used for towers, remote radio units and in-building/DAS, are tested thoroughly and accurately. Both modes provide colour-coded PASS/FAIL results based on user-defined thresholds. Failing events are highlighted and easily reviewed simply by touching the icon. When an optical link has passed all criteria, files can be saved and customised reports generated by pressing a button. Experienced users can also easily tab between the graphical summary and actual trace for further review of fibre characteristics.

When combined with the MU100010A multi-rate transport module, the Network Master Pro MT1000A becomes the only tool needed to ensure optimal network operation, stated the company. Its broad test capabilities, including OTDR, Loss Test Set, IEC 61300-3-35 based connector inspection, 10MB to 10GB Ethernet, SONET/SDH/PDH, fibre channel, OTN and CPRI, make it ideal for mobile front haul, backhaul, CRAN, metro and access networks. Similar operation between applications reduces the learning curve to reduce installation and troubleshooting times. Next-generation features, such as WiFi/Bluetooth support and multiple remote control operations, add further value and usability.

The Network Master Pro MT1000A OTDR modules feature high resolution and dynamic range of up to 46dB to ensure quick and thorough evaluation of single mode and multimode fibres. Standard optical power metre and light source functions add even more capability and value. A visual fault locator (VFL) is optional.

They are shipping and available in multiple configurations to provide just the right solution for your application, added the company.

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