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  • Handheld Test Instrument Series
Dec 2004
EXFO Inc.Request Info
QUEBEC CITY, December 23 -- Exfo Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. has expanded its line of handheld test instruments designed for installation and maintenance applications in optical networks.

Exfo said the 600 handheld series, which consists of the FOT-600 Optical Loss Test Set (OLTS), FPM-600 Power Meter and FLS-600 Light Source, is an excellent compromise between its entry-level 300 handheld series and its FOT-930 series. The suite of instruments can be used for a number of tasks, including fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) deployments, coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) applications.

The FOT-600 Optical Loss Test Set features pass-fail indicators, providing on-site analysis to speed up and simplify testing. With extensive memory capacity and a software converter, the FOT-600 OLTS facilitates data management and enables data transfer to a personal computer via a universal serial bus (USB) connection. Variable user configurations are available, including three singlemode wavelengths (1310 nm, 1550 nm, and 1490 nm or 1625 nm) or two multimode wavelengths (850 nm and 1300 nm).

The FPM-600 Power Meter delivers a wide dynamic range, high-power measurement and a min./max. power function, allowing measurements of rapid system-power fluctuations. The FLS-600 Light Source is available in laser, LED and vertical cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) models with several wavelength options.

Exfo said its 600 handheld series is ideally suited for FTTP applications. It can test passive optical networks (PONs) at 1310 nm, 1490 nm and 1550 nm, the three wavelengths recommended by leading standards bodies for FTTP testing.
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