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Anritsu Company Enhances Network Master™ Pro MT1000A With Triple-wavelength OTDR Module


Launch of 1310/1550 nm, 1650 nm OTDR Module Addresses Emerging 5G and Metro Network Applications

Allen, TX – February 14, 2020 – Anritsu Company introduces the MU100023A OTDR Module for its Network Master™ Pro MT1000A optical network measuring instrument. With the module, Anritsu adds triple-wavelength support of 1310/1550 nm and 1650 nm single-mode fiber (SMF) to its existing line of OTDR modules.

The new MU100023A adds support for the 1650 nm wavelength used for live-fiber evaluations to the existing 1310/1550 nm wavelengths to enable all-in-one, triple-wavelength OTDR measurements. Like other MT1000A OTDR modules, the MU100023A can integrate visual light source and optical fiberscope options, in addition to having a built-in stabilized light source and optical power meter. Installing the MU100023A in the MT1000A offers all-in-one communications quality inspections of each optical fiber line, as well as live-fiber fault detection.

The MU100023A built-in filter removes live-fiber wavelength bands other than the 1650 nm maintenance band to support fault finding while remaining connected to live fiber. The built-in filter enables both live-fiber testing and fault location, as well as dark-fiber tests without live communications. Similar to previous MT1000A OTDR modules, the MU100023A offers fast real-time measurements with excellent responsivity, short dead zone, and a wide dynamic range of 42/21 dB for 1310/1550 nm and 35 dB for 1650 nm.

A large, 9-inch, high-resolution, full-color touchscreen and easy-to-use Fiber Visualizer function are designed for operators who are less familiar with OTDR measurements. Fiber Visualizer features easy-to-recognize symbolic characterization of fiber connectors and splices at OTDR measurement. Color-coded pass/fail result evaluations of fault loss and return loss based on set reference values help simplify fiber tests, while PDF reports are created by one-button operation.

Additionally, simultaneous installation of the MU100023A in the MT1000A with installed 10G Multirate Module MU100010A and 100G Multirate Module MU100011A modules supports the aforementioned measurements, as well as transmission quality measurements using s single Network Master Pro.

Market Need Addressed

Anritsu developed the MU100023A to support the rapid growth in data traffic. Due to the rollout of 5G mobile terminals, the mobile fronthaul and backhaul network segments are integrating optical signaling with widening adoption of WDM in Metro networks. With the introduction of the MU100023A OTDR module for the MT1000A, Anritsu expects to help increase the efficiency of optical fiber installation and maintenance (I&M) in these applications.

The spread of SNS optical fiber and video-streaming services are creating an explosive increase in data communications by smartphones, tablets, and similar devices. The result is a need for an OTDR supporting the 1650 nm wavelength for both network installation and live-fiber maintenance evaluation. Network I&M requires optical fiber quality tests and transmission quality tests, increasing the need for an all-in-one multi-platform test solution supporting these evaluations.

OTDR Modules

The introduction of the MU100023A OTDR module supporting triple wavelengths expands the Anritsu optical field product line. Additionally, Anritsu supports transmission quality tests using its Network Master Pro MT1000A and line of OTDR module options, including the 10G Multirate Module MU100010A and MU100020A/MU100021A/MU100022A modules for optical fiber quality tests. The module line implements OTDR measurements while auto-switching measurement conditions to detect faults from compound analysis results and helps improve evaluation accuracy for both PON networks and complex circuits composed of long and short fibers.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.

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Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
3E Public Relations

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