Access Master simplifies fibre network verification
Handheld tests from Anritsu are designed for measurement capability during installation and maintenance of fibre optic cable in LRE and 5G backhaul, metro and core networks. The Access Master MT9085 series of handheld testers are portable and incorporate an eight-inch colour touchscreen and integrate Anritsu’s Fiber Visualizer as a standard feature.
Fiber Visualizer simplifies and reduces test time by allowing technicians, of all levels, to conduct high-quality fibre measurements and pass/fail evaluations. By eliminating complex operations, such as reading and analysing optical waveforms, Fiber Visualizer allows users to conduct high-quality fibre measurements and pass/fail evaluations. In addition, automatic pass/fail evaluation based on preset threshold values reduces operator evaluation errors.
The eight-inch touchscreen, rotary knob, and hard keys of the Access Master MT9085 series improve OTDR waveform analysis for ease of use, helping to cut on-site work time. Field technicians can use the tool to display fibre events, such as splices, connectors, and splitters, as a schematic map.
For accurate event detection, the Access Master MT9085 combines all the functions to install and maintain optical cable in today’s high-bandwidth applications. In addition to a full-feature OTDR, it can conduct optical power loss measurements and fibre far-end detection. The portable field tester is designed with an algorithm that detects fibre events with high accuracy in complex passive optical networks (PONs) to reduce on-site workloads, explains Anritsu. Features include high-speed, high-quality real-time waveforms, short dead zone of more than 8m, high dynamic range of more than 46dB, and support for both single-mode optical fibre (SMF) and multi-mode optical fibre (MMF) waveforms.
Functionality, including a high-performance optical power meter, visible light source, and optical fibre end-face inspection function video inspection probe (VIP) can be integrated into the platform to create a all-in-one toolkit for fibre installation and maintenance. Measurement results can be managed easily at the central office using WLAN and Bluetooth connections.
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