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MicrOTDR Fault Locator Makes Debut

Datacom Textron has brought to market the MicrOTDR Optical Fault Locator.According to the company, the product makes accurate length measurements of multimode and singlemode fiber optic cabling from o...


May 1, 2000  


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Datacom Textron has brought to market the MicrOTDR Optical Fault Locator.

According to the company, the product makes accurate length measurements of multimode and singlemode fiber optic cabling from one end and determines the location of up to seven optical events (loss points) caused by connections, splices, and tight bends. It is well suited for checking spooled fiber optic cabling for length and flaws, and for determining the location of bad connections in installed fiber optic links.

The MicrOTDR uses 1310 nm laser pulses and proprietary digital signal processing technology. Distance to faults or the cable end are measured with up to two metre accuracy for lengths up to 20 kilometres. It allows the user to select the index of refraction (IOR) so that accurate length measurements can be obtained from different cable indices.

DATACOM TEXTRON

Everett, Washington


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