Yokogawa has released its AQ1210D dual-purpose OTDR for both single-mode fibre and multi-mode fibre networks. Part of the AQ1210 series OTDR, the new device satisfies the needs of small and medium-sized contractors charged with the installation and maintenance of short-distance networks inside and between buildings. Such is the affordability of the device that field technicians can now be provided with an OTDR as part of their standard tool kit.
Employing its expertise in optical markets, the company's latest OTDR is the first in its portfolio of multi-field testers to provide four wavelengths of 1310/1550nm (SMF) and 850/1300nm (MMF).
Like other devices in the series, the device is a smart, compact, full-featured OTDR that provides comprehensive testing capabilities in a compact and light package. In particular, the new model has been designed to provide performance that is suited to both SMF and MMF. For example, the SMF dynamic range of 37/35dB is optimal for inter-building and short-distance networks found in FTTB, point-to-point optical link, and datacentre interconnect applications. Furthermore, the MMF dynamic range of 25/27dB will prove excellent for intra-building networks to suit LAN, private, campus, enterprise, and datacenter deployments.
“Network cabling contractors and installers – as well as maintenance and repair professionals – can now enjoy the advantages of a four-wavelength OTDR at an affordable price point”, says Terry Marrinan, VP sales and marketing Yokogawa Europe and South-East Asia. “With suitability for both single-mode and multi-mode fibre networks, the AQ1210D is a flexible and reliable tool in inter and intra-building projects, whether certifying the performance of new links or detecting issues with existing ones. By adding this multi-field tester to our portfolio, we have moved OTDR technology from specialist to everyday equipment, without compromising performance.”