Fully featured OTDR offers high-end tester in a handy cost-effective package

04-03-2019 | Yokogawa | Test & Measurement

The new Yokogawa AQ1210 OTDR differentiates from the existing AQ1200 as internally it has been completely re-engineered to provide the features and user-friendly operation of the AQ7280 OTDR to the installers and testers of PON and FTTA.

The device uses an optimised operating system, which, together with the 5.7" capacitive multi-touch screen display and built-in smart mapper, allows the operator to quickly characterise fibres in ranges from 200m to 256km and generate easy-to-read pdf reports with icons clearly highlighting events.

“As more and more optical networks are installed to satisfy the demand for reliable and fast internet services, there is an increasing demand for choice in the selection of cost-effective and multi-capable test equipment”, says Terry Marrinan, vice president Europe, ASEAN and Oceania, for Yokogawa’s Test and Measurement Business Unit: “With the introduction of the AQ1210 we are fulfilling our commitment to provide, since our very first model launched in 1981, a complete range of OTDRs able to measure fibres from the Local Area Networks to the ultra-long-haul backbone lines.”

Measuring 210mm x 148mm x 69mm and weighing just 1kg, the device can be operated using the touch screen or adjacent hardware keys. It is therefore compact and lightweight enough to be easily handled while testing the so-called 'last mile' of fibre to the consumers’ premises and also rugged enough to be used in more demanding and hostile environments where low temperatures, for example, affect touch screen operation.

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