The OP280 verifies wiring of ribbon fiber connectors, hybrid cables, and distribution boxes, and is available pre-programmed with various sequences. Equipped with 12 individual red lasers, an internal rechargeable battery, and a standard USB or 5 VDC connector, it can be used for fault location up to a few hundred meters.
OptoTest Unveils OP280 Ribbon Visual Fault Locator
At the recently concluded Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) held in San Diego last March, OptoTest Corporation proudly unveiled its latest innovation, the OP280. Primarily designed to verify wiring of ribbon fiber connectors, hybrid cables and distribution boxes quickly and conveniently, the OP280 is available pre-programmed with various sequences.
The OP280 comes with 12 individual super bright red lasers, an internal rechargeable battery and a standard USB or 5VDC connector. It can be used for fault location up to a few hundred meters. It also has programmable patterns for various connection types.
“The OP280 makes testing for crossed fibers so convenient and efficient. Ribbon fiber manufacturers, multi-fiber cable assemblers and installers can now check for any of the common fiber routing configurations with ease,” says Caroline Connolly, sales director of OptoTest.
Based in Camarillo, California, the privately held OptoTest has been providing comprehensive test solutions for the fiber optics industry since 2002. With its in-depth fiber optics experience, OptoTest has been spearheading numerous fiber optics measurement technologies such as high channel count power meters, non-mandrel high dynamic return loss measurements, and launch condition analysis.
Posted by Lee Mather
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