MaxTester 740C Optical Wave Expert DWDM - An industry-first device that combines channel power validation with tunable DWDM OTDR capabilities on a single port.
EXFO - MaxTester 740C Optical Wave Expert
The Optical Wave Expert integrates channel power validation and reflectometry characterization on a single port. This means that technicians can automatically identify faulty channels and follow through with fault location by leveraging OTDR or iOLM (intelligent Optical Link Mapper) capabilities.
Technicians can now perform instant channel power readings through an intuitive GUI environment and seamlessly benefit from tunable OTDR capabilities. The rugged and compact MaxTester platform provides the most efficient and practical form factor for field use.
The integration of channel checker and OTDR capabilities on a single port means less unnecessary manipulation of the optical fiber and improved field efficiency. This translates into faster mean-time-to-repair (MTTR) and makes the trial and error approach–which can disable nodes–obsolete.
Thanks to the bar graph and the intuitive wide touchscreen, the channel power diagnostics are displayed clearly. By combining a channel checker and OTDR capabilities on a single port, the workflow becomes highly efficient. Technicians can assess the power levels and locate faults on the spot, for improved mean time to repair (MTTR). This patent-pending feature not only saves time but also reduces unnecessary manipulations, hence avoiding damage to the connectors.
Once the channel power diagnosis has detected a faulty channel, the OTDR can be configured with the appropriate parameters. This combination of channel checker and OTDR avoids additional manipulations and reduces the risk of human error.
- Integrated DWDM channel checker and OTDR on a single port (patent-pending)
- Intelligent channel power level measurements
- Compact and portable form factor
- iOLM-ready: one-touch multiple acquisitions, with clear MUX/DEMUX characterization
- C-BAND ITU-T G.692 DWDM grid channels (12-62)
- Bar graph and table view on wide touchscreen display
- In-channel and testing of active networks
- Intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) and workflow
|Category||ICT - Fiber Optics|
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