(PRWEB) October 20, 2012
Test Equipment Connection announces the availability of the new advanced fiber solutions DR-500 Series OTDR beginning October 1, 2012.
The DR-500 Series, including the AF-DR515, AF-DR525, AF-DR529, AF-DR535 are the most competitively priced OTDRs on the market today.
The unit is one of the most compact OTDR’s on the market today, ideal for handheld use and pocket transportation. The unit is light weight weighing less than 1.6 Lbs. It is extremely rugged with a thick protective rubber boot surrounding the outer case. It also offers a long battery life enabling the technician to continuously test for up to eight hours.
It is a full featured OTDR offering four different performance classes to choose from, with a dynamic range starting at 23dB going up to 43dB. Class A is optimized for private and premise networks. Class B is optimized for FTTx and CATV networks. Class C is optimized for close event detector and large attenuation measurements like PONS networks. Class D is optimized for long haul applications.
Along with a wide dynamic range to choose from the unit offers a number of wavelength options for both single mode and multimode applications with single, dual, tri and quad models available. Wavelength options include 850nm, 1300nm, 1310nm, 1490nm, 1550nm and 1625nm.
The unit is simple to operate and is the perfect installation, maintenance and link trouble shooting tool. It is the ideal OTDR for either the inexperienced or the experienced technician. The unit supports both a manual mode for the expert user which enables parameter setup and an automatic mode for the less experienced user which allows one touch auto run testing. The unit utilizes active sync for seamless USB connectivity with desktop software for advanced data analysis and storage capabilities.
It is fully compliant and compatible with the .SOR file format outlined in the Bellcore GR-196 OTDR data standardization document. Other optional features offered by this industry leading OTDR include a built in power meter, light source and Visual Fault Locator.
Each unit comes with a DR-500 series product manual, USB data transfer cable, the DR-500 series PC software, report certificate and a soft carrying case.