Certify the performance of new fiber optics links, verify splice loss, measure length and detect problems along existing fiber cable with Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDRs). Using an OTDR allows installers to create a picture of fiber optic cable and perform extended, or Tier 2, certification to supplement for Tier 1 testing (loss/length). The OTDR trace gives insight into the performance of the link components (cable, splices and connectors), certifies the quality of the installation and provides proof to the network owner. Use the OTDR trace to compare against previous traces to troubleshoot issues.
Optical Time Domain Reflectometers vary in performance, functionality, and speed. Advanced Test Equipment Rentals provides a variety of top-brand OTDRs that will work for your certifying needs from Anritsu, EXFO, Fluke, Viavi and more.