An optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR) can detect bends, breaks, or distortions in fiber cables by measuring the cable's length and forming a picture or trace of the cable's condition. These traces are created from the OTDR sending pulses of high-powered laser light down the fiber and analyzing the backscatter (amplitude value of returned signal) of light that returns to the source location. The location of the event is measured by calculating the round-trip time of the light pulse sent down the fiber. Besides providing a picture of the fiber optic cable route, an OTDR can also show the integrity of fibers and passive optical components (connectors, splitters, splices, and multiplexers) along the cable path. All of the analyzed information is stored on the OTDR allowing a technician to look back to see cable degradation over time. These features make the OTDR an optimal tool for troubleshooting fiber optic cables. Most issues that end up gradually damaging the fiber are able to be detected and fixed before an outage occurs. This is essential to keeping customers happy and makes the OTDR a great choice for fiber optic testing.
Avalon carries a wide variety of OTDR test equipment for rent or purchase from top manufacturers (VIAVI, Anritsu, EXFO, and more) so you can Test With Confidence®.
Delivers full featured OTDR performance plus loss test set and quality of service measurement in a surprisingly small and lightweight package. At only 28.4cm wide x 20cm tall x 7.7cm deep and 2.6kg (5.7lbs.), it is field portable, yet rugged enough to withstand the outside plant environment. When equipped with power meter and visual light source options, it replaces several, larger pieces of test equipment.
EXFO FTB-720: the ideal construction OTDR for everyday field testing in any access network. With an iOLM application for both singlemode and multimode testing, it's the most automated and intelligent troubleshooting tool for FTTA, LAN and data centers.
The T-BERD/MTS-8000 is the world’s most scalable test platform for next generation high speed network deployment (40G and 100G). It’s a multi-application platform with physical, optical and Transport / Ethernet testing capabilities.
The JD745B is a comprehensive solution providing all the functions to effectively test any cell site. The combined functionality includes spectrum analysis, cable and antenna analysis, power meter, interference analysis, channel scanner, RFoCPRI™, signal analysis, and PIM detection.
The JD785B is a comprehensive solution providing all the functions to effectively test any cell site. The combined functionality includes spectrum analysis, cable and antenna analysis, power meter, interference analysis, channel scanner, RFoCPRI™, signal analysis, PIM detection.
Fluke Networks OFP-100-S OptiFiber Pro Single-Mode OTDR Kit; identify fiber-related problems in campus, data center, and storage fiber networks, including those with higher-bandwidth, multi-Gigabit architectures.
The FTB-2, available in a standard or Pro model, is the most compact solution on the market for multi-rate, multi-technology, multi-service testing, delivering all the power of a high-end platform in a conveniently sized, go-anywhere field-testing tool.