Installation (Live Fiber) and Construction Models
The Noyes OFL280 from AFL Telecommunications is a single-mode OTDR offered in two FTTx-optimized models. The 慽nstallation and repair?model can operate at three wavelengths (1310/1550/1625 nm) on dark fibers but automatically switches to a filtered, 1625 nm only mode if a live fiber is detected. In addition, the test port is equipped with a PON power meter, which allows the OFL280 to detect live FTTx fibers, measure FTTx network power levels, and fault-locate live FTTx fibers with a single OTDR to network connection and a single automated test. A conventional three-wavelength (1310/1490/1550 nm) 慶onstruction?model is also available to certify or fault-locate dark fibers in FTTx or other networks.
Both OFL280 models can operate in Full Auto, Real-Time, or Expert (manual) modes, and offer precision event analysis, an optical power meter, laser source, 12-hour battery life, internal data storage, and USB connectivity. OTDR and OPM test ports are equipped with tool-free adapters, which can be changed in seconds.
Results are saved as industry standard .SOR files, which can be transferred to a PC for viewing, printing, and analyzing with supplied Windows?compatible software.
Handheld, 0.8 kg (1.7 lb)
1.3 m dead zone (typical)
30 dB (28 dB @ 1625 nm) dynamic range
FTTx construction model (OFL280-102) includes:
FTTx installation model (OFL280-103) includes:
?PON power meter
?Live fiber filter at 1625 nm
OPM, OLS, and VFL (650 nm)
Internal memory (> 1,000 trace files)
3.5-inch, indoor/outdoor LCD display
12-hour, rechargeable Li-Ion battery
USB port for PC connection
Test dark fibers at up to three wavelengths
Test live FTTx fibers at 1625 nm
Measure splice, connection, and end-to-end loss
Measure connection reflectance
Measure FTTx downstream power levels at 1490 and 1550 nm
Troubleshoot splice trays, terminals, and patch panels using the VFL