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Anritsu introduces its Network Master MT9090A Micro-OTDR: a Revolutionary Tool for the Installation and Maintenance of Today’s Optical Networks

Introducing the first handheld OTDR that does not compromise performance – the new µOTDR Module™ from Anritsu!


RICHARDSON (TX), UNITED STATES – 22 October, 2010 – Anritsu Company, a global provider of innovative test and measurement solutions for advanced and converged networks, announced today the introduction of its new Network Master MT9090A Micro-OTDR, a revolutionary tool for the installation and maintenance of today’s optical networks.

With performance that rivals traditional OTDRs that are four times the size and more than double the price, the Network Master MT9090A µOTDR has created a new class of test instruments. It features 5 cm resolution for accurate mapping of events, deadzones of less than 1 meter (3 feet) and dynamic range up to 35dB to ensure accurate and complete fiber evaluation of any network type – premise to access, metro to core…including PON-based FTTX networks featuring up to a 1x64 split. The µOTDR clearly evolves far beyond the premise/access applications that other handheld OTDRs service. Metro links can be tested with lower pulsewidths and better resolution while long haul fibers up to 1 75km (108 miles) can also be completely evaluated.

The MT9090A µOTDR also takes portability to a whole new level. With dimensions of just 19 cm x 9.6 cm x 4.8 cm (7.5”x3.8”x1.9”) and a weight of only 700 g (<1.54 lbs.), the µOTDR is the smallest and lightest OTDR on the market. With its lightweight design and user friendly dimensions, the MT9090A is perfect for the outside plant environment and can easily be managed with one hand.

“There are many handheld OTDRs on the market that appear to be a good value until they are put into action and the user quickly finds out that they lack the performance needed to install and maintain today’s networks” states Stephen Colangelo, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Anritsu Company. “The Network Master MT9090A with MU909014x/15x modules is the first pocket-size OTDR that does not compromise performance. It features extremely high resolution and high range while providing unmatched simplicity. The Network Master µOTDR represents a new era in optical fiber testing!”

Network Master MT9090A/MU909014x/15x µOTDR Module™ Series Highlights

  • High-end OTDR performance in a light-weight, pocket-size package
  • Excellent mid-range performance where it matters most
  • Full AUTO mode simplies operation and ensures proper set-up
  • Complete FTTx/PON testing through splitters up to 1x64
  • 1625 nm & 1650 nm models for in-service maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Exclusive, integrated launch fiber provides accurate initial connector measurement without external devices
  • ue battery operation, general NiMH battery and Alkaline dry-battery are available

About Anritsu
Anritsu Corporation ( has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 110 years. The company's test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. Following its acquisition of NetTest in 2005, it has expanded its offering to provide complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sell in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.

Jonathan Borrill
Director of Marketing
Anritsu EMEA Limited
200 Capability Green
Tel: 01582 433200
Fax: 01582 731303
Email: Jonathan Borrill

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