Autumn 2019 - Optical Connections Magazine


Mobilise Your OTDR Testing

Mobile computing has undoubtedly revolutionised the way Service Providers operate including what tools they can employ to install and verify fibre optic infrastructure for next generation FTTx/PON networks. Today, service delivery methods are heavily influenced by customer expectations, which are invariably dictated by speed, convenience, price and efficiency. To this extent, service companies are exploring new ways to streamline their workforce, improve test practices, discipline data collection and better utilise cloud software to assist data archiving and report generation, helping to reduce the burden of technicians having to save and produce test documentation. Being able to do all of this with

BOXe OTDR remotely using Bluetooth and WiFi providing a total untethered testing experience, which is certainly appreciated in harsh or difficult work conditions. Wired USB or Ethernet connectivity is also supported for more controlled test environments or where wireless operation is forbidden or problematic. Fiberizer software not only provides seamless operation of the OTDR but enables efficient data transfer, test record management, and report generation for various VeEX fibre optic tools including Fiberscopes and Optical Power Meters. Fiberizer Cloud is a unique, secure online repository service which provides a new way of managing and viewing test results. Learn more at ECOC – Hall 1, Booth #3 or

lower skilled technicians at a competitive price is of the highest priority. VeEX’s OPX-BOXe is a rugged, highly portable and affordable mini OTDR which has been specifically designed to address this paradigm shift, particularly

as technicians depend more on their mobile devices as the “universal dashboard” to execute their daily tasks and communications. Fiberizer™ software Apps for Android, iOS or Windows platforms allow technicians to control the OPX-

Suncall America’s New MPO multi-function connector offers the ultimate versatility

Suncall introduces a newMPO connector with innovative technology to improve installations in the field. The new MPO Multi-Function Connector offers easier operation with a push-pull boot and is adaptable to different configurations. To install or remove the multi- function connector just grasp the reinforced boot, NO extra tabs or tools needed. Polarity change and gender switching are now easier than ever. Simply change the polarity with a quick slide of the finger tab, no tools are required. The gender switch has been simplified as well allowing field operations to easily change the gender utilizing a Suncall jig without having to remove the housing. The new patent-pending Suncall MPO Multi-Function Connector meets all standard requirements and is ideal for any installation. MPO Multi-Function Features: • Push-Pull operation • Polarity change no tool required • Simple gender switch without removing the housing • Field-operation friendly


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