Adds support for the 1650 nm wavelength for live-fibre evaluations
Anritsu Corporation announces the beginning of sales of the new MU100023A OTDR Module for the Network Master Pro MT1000A optical network measuring instrument, adding support for the 1650 nm wavelength used for live-fibre evaluations to the 1310/1550 nm wavelengths used for communications to enable an all-in-one, triple-wavelength OTDR measurements.
Like its predecessor (MU100020A/MU100021A/MU100022A) modules, the MU100023A features a built-in visual light source and optical fiberscope options, along with a stabilised light source and an optical power meter. Installing the MU100023A in the MT1000A offers all-in-one communication quality-inspections of each optical fibre line, as well as live-fibre fault detection.
Additionally, simultaneous installation of the MU100023A in the MT1000A with installed 10G Multirate Module MU100010A and 100G Multirate Module MU100011A supports the above-described measurements plus transmission quality measurements.
Importance of transmission quality tests
The spread of SNS and video-streaming services is creating an explosive increase in data communications by smartphones, tablets, etc., resulting in a need to strengthen mobile backhaul and fronthaul infrastructure. As a consequence, there is a growing demand for an OTDR that supports the 1650 nm wavelength for both network installation and live-fibre maintenance evaluation.
Anritsu’s Network Master Pro MT1000A supports transmission quality tests and other OTDR module options, such as the 10G Multirate Module MU100010A. It also offers the MU100020A/MU100021A/MU100022A modules for optical fibre quality tests.
With this launch of the MU100023A OTDR module for the MT1000A, Anritsu expects to help increase the efficiency of optical fibre installation and maintenance (I&M).