Fiber optics convert electronic/binary information into optical signals through digital light pulses. The signal moves through a long fiber optic cable until the end of the line where it is converted back into its original electronic/binary form that is readable by computer systems. Optical fiber is made of a thin glass rod that is surrounded by a protective plastic coating. The light that is injected into the core of the glass fiber will follow the physical path through the internal reflection of light. It is necessary to constantly evolve fiber testing processes in order to ensure the integrity of the optical signals stays intact through complex networks.
There are two types of fiber based on the way light travels through it, multimode and singlemode. Multimode fiber is easier when coupling to other light sources and fiber. It also has a more simplified splicing process and lower cost transmitters. On the other hand, it has a high optic loss and a low bandwidth limit for short distances. Singlemode fiber has a much higher performance in regard to bandwidth and optic loss. Due to the small core size of singlemode fiber, more expensive transmitters and alignment systems are needed. Even with the downside of the more expensive equipment needed when working with singlemode fiber, it remains the best fiber optic solution.
Dust, water, and oil are just a few of the main contaminants that a fiber end-face comes in contact with. These contaminants disrupt the flow of light and can cause network outages. It is essential to use fiber inspection tools and cleaning kits to avoid and resolve these disruptions.
Avalon offers a wide variety of fiber inspection and cleaning equipment from top manufacturers (VIAVI, EXFO, ODM, and more) for rent or purchase. Test With Confidence®.
Delivers full featured OTDR performance plus loss test set and quality of service measurement in a surprisingly small and lightweight package. At only 28.4cm wide x 20cm tall x 7.7cm deep and 2.6kg (5.7lbs.), it is field portable, yet rugged enough to withstand the outside plant environment. When equipped with power meter and visual light source options, it replaces several, larger pieces of test equipment.
The lightweight and compact SmartOTDR Handheld Fiber Tester speeds and optimizes field testing of metro and access networks—with a tailored OTDR interface and automatic analysis that any technician can understand.
High performance, enhanced range with full 1 x 64 PON support, up to 42dB.
The MT9083 delivers full featured OTDR performance plus loss test set and quality of service measurement in a surprisingly small and lightweight package. At only 28.4cm wide x 20cm tall x 7.7cm deep and 2.6kg (5.7lbs), it is field portable, yet rugged enough to withstand the outside plant environment. When equipped with power meter and visual light source options, it replaces several, larger pieces of test equipment.
The compact, battery-powered, and easy-to-use Anritsu MT1000A is a handy tester to install and maintain communication networks from 1.5Mbps to 10Gbps. The MT1000A is a powerful and full toolset for testing OTN signals.
Fluke Networks OFP-100-S OptiFiber Pro Single-Mode OTDR Kit; identify fiber-related problems in campus, data center, and storage fiber networks, including those with higher-bandwidth, multi-Gigabit architectures.
The RP 560 optical power meter provides users with a simple platform for testing fiber optic cables at all connection points in the network. A highly-navigable interface and Bluetooth® functionality help to expedite the fiber testing process for busy technicians.
The OLP-87 PON Power Meter enables simultaneous power measurement of all upstream & downstream wavelengths on live B/E/G-PON networks and is also compatible with next generation PON networks (XG(S)-PON, 10G EPON & NG-PON2).
The DLS 655 optical laser source provides multiple wavelength options to meet modern fiber optic testing needs. The base model outputs 1310 and 1550nm wavelengths in either single or dual mode. Purchase from Avalon Test Equipment. Last-minute shipments!
The DLS 650 optical LED source provides multiple wavelength options to meet modern fiber optic testing needs. The base model outputs 850 and 1300nm wavelengths in either single or dual mode. Purchase from Avalon Test Equipment. Last-minute shipments!
The ODM (Optical Design Manufacturing) TTK 650 Test, Inspection, and Cleaning Kit delivers powerful and portable fiber testing options at an affordable price. ODM provides simple and portable fiber optic test kits for wireless, wireline broadband network applications.
EXFO FTB-720: the ideal construction OTDR for everyday field testing in any access network. With an iOLM application for both singlemode and multimode testing, it's the most automated and intelligent troubleshooting tool for FTTA, LAN and data centers.