Fujikura Europe has released a low-cost and versatile handheld optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR). The device enables cost-effective testing and monitoring of FTTH networks.
The OFL 250 OTDR combines an optical power meter, laser source and visual fault locator in a handheld package that weighs 0.8kg. It provides both automatic and manual setups, precision event analysis, multiple wavelength testing and offers a 12-hour battery life.
It is small, lightweight and portable. With a short dead zone and a good dynamic range of 26dB, the instrument is capable of locating ends of up to 78km at 1310nm and 130km at 1550nm on standard singlemode fibre.