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Anritsu Enhances Field Optical Test Solutions With IEC61300-3-35 Universal Pass/Fail Connector Analysis

MT9083 ACCESS Master and MT9090A Network Master Create Streamlined, 100% Repeatable Testing Process for Analyzing Fiber Optic Connectors in the Field

Anritsu Company enhances its MT9083 ACCESS Master OTDRs and MT9090A Network Master platform by implementing software based on the IEC61300-3-35 standard, for universal Pass/Fail analysis of optical connector end faces. The expanded optical solutions establish a more streamlined testing process that is 100% repeatable, creating a more efficient, simple, and accurate method for field technicians to determine if optical connectors are damaged and need repair/replacement or simply have to be cleaned.

By establishing an automated connector inspection process, the software eliminates any variation when determining connector end face condition and quality. Field technicians of any experience can use the easy-to-operate MT9083 or MT9090A to simply evaluate connectors based upon the IEC61300-3-35 standard criteria, which identifies four zones – core, cladding, adhesive, and contact. All results can be saved to a file or comprehensive .pdf report.

The implementation of the IEC61300-3-35 standard capability continues Anritsu’s emphasis of designing test solutions that simplify field measurements. Fiber optic transmission lines used in a variety of applications, including access or metro networks, distributed antenna systems (DAS), fiber-to the-antenna (FTTA)/remote radio units (RRU), PON-based FTTx, or LAN, can be tested with the MT9083 or MT9090A.

Adding the IEC61300-3-35 standard capability expands the functionality of the MT9083 ACCESS Master OTDRs, which feature all the measurement functions and performance required for optical fiber construction and maintenance in a compact, lightweight, all-in-one unit. High resolution and high dynamic range ensure quick and thorough fiber evaluation, and the MT9083 features a rugged, sealed design to withstand the most challenging environments. A large 7” enhanced display makes it easy for technicians to view results and the 12-hour battery life ensures the unit will perform all day.

The ultra-portable MT9090A provides broad test capabilities required by field technicians who install and maintain optical fibers. The MT9090A represents an unmatched level of value and simplicity without compromising performance. Data sampling of two centimeters, dead zones of 0.8-meter, and dynamic range up to 38 dB ensure accurate and complete fiber evaluation of any network. The MT9090A Network Master can also be equipped with 10/100/1000MB Ethernet or CWDM Optical Channel Analyzer modules to evolve as a network does.

About Anritsu Company

Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments, as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.


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Anritsu Company
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