Fluke Networks Introduces Trio of 'Accelerator' Solutions to Speed Fiber Inspection, Certification and Testing

Fluke Networks Accelerator Cabling Certification

FI-7000 FiberInspector Pro, Singlemode MultiFiber Pro, and SmartLoop OTDR for OptiFiber Pro helps data center, large enterprise, and datacom technicians complete fiber jobs in less than half the time.

Fluke Networks unveiled three new solutions for its family of cabling certification and testing solutions for the data communications and cabling market. Dubbed “Accelerator” solutions, the FI-7000 FiberInspector Pro, Singlemode MultiFiber Pro, and SmartLoop OTDR speed fiber test, inspection, and certification within data center, datacom installation, and large enterprise operations—in most cases, slashing the time to complete fiber jobs by more than 50 percent.

FI-7000 FiberInspector Pro Offers Fast Assurance of Compliant End-Face Conditions

Instead of relying on subjective assessment of fiber end-faces, which takes more time and is less accurate, the FI-7000 FiberInspector Pro delivers pass/fail certification in two seconds or less. The FI-7000 inspects the fiber connector’s end-face, analyzing the fiber core, cladding, adhesive layer, and contact surface for damage and defects before generating a pass/fail designation per the IEC 61300-3-35 standard.

The FI-7000 also incorporates advanced analysis software to highlight detected damage and defects, which makes contaminated areas easier to identify.

Video: Getting Started with the FI-7000 FiberInspector™ Pro

Certifying MPO Cabling is Faster and Less Expensive with the Singlemode MultiFiber Pro

Until now, testing singlemode MPO cabling meant using testers not specifically designed for that purpose, which take more time to complete testing and could lead to errors due to polarity. The singlemode MultiFiber Pro is the first tester specifically designed for singlemode MPO cabling. It cuts test time by up to 95 percent, from roughly 6.5 minutes to 20 seconds.

Singlemode MPO cabling is becoming a popular option in large datacenters and enterprise environments, due to its bandwidth and distance advantages. The Singlemode MultiFiber Pro automates the difficult parts of loss testing, making pass/fail certification of MPO fiber trunks and cassettes more efficient.

Contractors and Installers can cut Testing Time in Half with SmartLoop OTDR

Bi-directional fiber testing has traditionally been a lengthy process, requiring traveling some distance to the far end of the fiber or taking equipment into hazardous or difficult-to-access areas. The SmartLoop OTDR is the industry’s first product to test two separate fiber links in a single test. Not only does this eliminate the need to travel to the far end of the connection to perform tests, it also cuts network testing time by 50 percent.

The SmartLoop OTDR uses patent-pending algorithms to automatically separate fibers for individual pass/fail analysis and display, further enhancing the ease and speed of testing, especially in environments where the far end is difficult or dangerous to reach. With the SmartLoop OTDR, fiber optic cabling installers and contractors can reduce the time they spend onsite and avoid losing or damaging their test equipment.

SmartLoop OTDR is an addition to the OptiFiber Pro OTDR and is part of the free Versiv 3.0 firmware download.

Further Information

[PDF] Fluke Networks FI-7000 FiberInspector Pro Data Sheet
[PPT] Fluke Networks MultiFiber Pro Optical Power Meter and Test Kits
[PDF] Fluke Networks OptiFiber Pro OTDR Data Sheet


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