AFL Releases the new FLEXSCAN OTDR with LinkMap™ and SmartAuto™

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

“FlexScan‘s SmartAuto™ simplifies test setup, while LinkMap™ clarifies OTDR results, making it easy for any technician to perform testing,” explains Michael Scholten, senior product marketing manager at AFL. “As the number of fiber-based networks continues to grow, FlexScan enables carriers and contract installers to equip each technician with an all-in-one fiber 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 color-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 rugged yet lightweight, provides a large, backlit indoor/outdoor color display and operates up to 12 hours 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.

For more information about AFL, its products and services, visit http://www.AFLglobal.com.

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Author: Cable Technology News Team

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