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Corning introduces OptiVisor 400 OTDR

Corning Cable Systems, part of Corning Inc.'s telecommunications segment, has introduced the OptiVisor 400 Optical ...


March 30, 2005  


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Corning Cable Systems, part of Corning Inc.’s telecommunications segment, has introduced the OptiVisor 400 Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR). According to the company, the new product provides full OTDR testing in a rugged, portable and economical unit.

The OTDR provides testing flexibility with field-interchangeable multimode, single-mode and combination modules, which can be switched out in the field without the use of tools. The unit can provide full test results in as little as 45 seconds, four times faster than the industry standard.

The OTDR features a 7.7-inch colour LCD touch screen which is large enough to view both the trace and the event table. The standard unit provides internal memory for storage of up to 700 traces, eliminating the need for a hard drive. If extra storage is needed, the mainframe contains a floppy drive and PCMCIA port.

Its modules provide a standard continuous wave source, while the mainframe offers an optional power meter. These features can reduce the overall amount of test equipment required for system qualification by integrating power-through testing directly onto the OTDR platform, Corning said.