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Fluke tool automates testing of all 12 fibers in MPO trunks

Fluke Networks has released the MultiFiber Pro Optical Power Meter and Light Source, which it says is the industry’s first MPO (Multi-Fiber Push On) fiber trunk tester that validates the performance of all 12 trunk fibers in a single test...


August 9, 2012  


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Fluke Networks has released the MultiFiber Pro Optical Power Meter and Light Source, which it says is the industry’s first MPO (Multi-Fiber Push On) fiber trunk tester that validates the performance of all 12 trunk fibers in a single test and reduces testing time by nearly 95%.

MPO fiber trunks are the backbone for 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps high-speed data centres, which Fluke describes as the fastest growing segment in the industry.

“With growth rates of 40 Gbps in data centers expected to grow by more than 175% by 2016,  it’s critical that we provide our customers with (an offering) that makes the MPO testing process both easy and cost efficient,” said Jason Wilbur, vice president of datacom cabling and installation tools at Fluke Networks. “That need is compounded by the fact that pre-terminated MPO cables can be damaged or contaminated during transport and installation, and industry best practices dictate that validating performance is a critical step in ensuring data centre performance.”