Fiber certifiers, also known as optical loss test sets or OLTS, perform Tier 1 certification tests on fiber cables. A fiber certifier will determine if light passes through OS1, OS2, OM1, OM2, OM3 and OM4 fiber cabling in compliance with IEEE, TIA/EI and ISO/IEC standards. Fiber certification is generally divided into two tiers: Tier 1 certification, in which optical loss is tested for and the quality of the fiber system is analyzed, and Tier 2 certification, in which light reflected by the fiber is detected for quality testing and troubleshooting. Fiber certifiers fall under Tier 1 testing, and come either as a light source to be used with a separate power meter, or as single unit with both functionalities and certification software, such as the Fluke CertiFiber Pro.
Optical fiber is the primary medium for facilities, datacenters and campus networks to transfer mass amounts of data. Demand for faster network speeds and wider bandwidths is increasing exponentially and the fiber optic industry is growing in response, meaning fiber optic certification testing is more vital than ever to the telecommunications industry. Fiber testers with sophisticated interfaces and detailed pass/fail analysis are more essential than ever.
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