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AFL releases the new FlexScan OTDR

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AFL introduces FlexScan, the new pocket-sized, hand-held OTDR that provides fast, accurate fibre optic network characterisation and fault location. Combining SmartAuto™ data acquisition with event analysis and intuitive LinkMap™ display. It enables technicians to quickly and easily troubleshoot faulty optical networks or completely characterise newly installed networks.

“FlexScan‘s SmartAuto™ simplifies test setup, while LinkMap™ clarifies OTDR results, making it easy for any technician to perform testing,” explained Michael Scholten, Senior Product Marketing Manager at AFL. “As the number of fibre-based networks continues to grow, FlexScan enables carriers and contract installers to equip each technician with an all-in-one fibre test solution that literally fits in their pocket.”

FlexScan’s SmartAuto™ technology automatically selects the most appropriate OTDR settings to detect, locate, identify and measure network start, end, connectors, splices and macro-bends. LinkMap™ technology applies pass/fail limits to detected events, displays the network using colour-coded icons to highlight faults and recommends corrective action to resolve faults.

Available in either single or dual-wavelength OTDR configurations, FlexScan includes integrated VFL, plus optional loss test set (source and power meter), Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® communications.

Designed for outside plant technicians, FlexScan is Designed for outside plant technicians and provides a large, backlit indoor/outdoor colour display and operates up to 12 hr from its rechargeable battery. Results may be stored internally or to a USB memory stick. Internally stored results are easily uploaded via USB, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi for archiving or report generation using the included TRM™ 2.0 Test Results Manager software.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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