Full fibre acceptance test made fast and simple

14-03-2022 | Viavi Solutions | Test & Measurement

Viavi Solutions Inc. has launched FiberComplete PRO, a fibre test solution with a suite of capabilities which substitutes six test instruments. It is the first single test port solution that fully automates all the fibre qualification tests required to construct and certify any fibre optic network.

FiberComplete PRO significantly lessens the time and effort needed for almost all aspects of the test and certification process, incorporating test setup and data exchange, results analysis and on-board report generation. A push of a button sequences all the needed tests for single or multiple fibres. Consolidated reports from the tests are saved as a PDF and are sent to the cloud through the VIAVI StrataSync suite. The streamlined workflow, test sequencing and on-board reporting are anticipated to provide up to an 80% time saving for fibre acceptance testing.

Through a single test port, this solution combines six test instruments: light source, power meter, optic loss test set, ORL meter, fault finder and OTDR, creating a highly cost-effective solution. Tests range from basic uni- or bi-directional insertion loss (IL) and optical return loss (ORL) through to advanced real-time bi-directional OTDR analysis (TrueBIDIR), permitting corrective actions to be taken while a tech is still on site to certify fibre links are built to the required specification and networks turn up first time around.

“Without proper certification, service providers are building additional expense into their network which will take the shape of future troubleshooting and maintenance costs,” said Kevin Oliver, Vice President and General Manager, Converged Instruments and Virtual Test. “It is much more effective and cost-effective to deal with potential issues before they negatively impact revenues and the customer experience. With FiberComplete PRO, service providers and their technicians are gaining an all-in-one tool that will dramatically improve both the speed and reliability of network certification.”

By Natasha Shek