EXFO Launches OTDR-Based PON Turnup Testing

EXFO launched its intelligent Optical Link Mapper (iOLM), a test solution designed to enable faster FTTx network characterization. At its core, the iOLM automates the setting of OTDR acquisition parameters and presents a pass/fail status of the FTTH network for ...

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Exfo Iolm 300x180EXFO launched its intelligent Optical Link Mapper (iOLM), a test solution designed to enable faster FTTx network characterization. At its core, the iOLM automates the setting of OTDR acquisition parameters and presents a pass/fail status of the FTTH network for deployment of PON links. It's designed for simplicity and minimal training for tier-1 technicians.

The iOLM application dynamically chooses the testing parameters and returns a link view, using icons and diagnoses to pinpoint elements that failed the test. Powered by patent-pending Link-Aware technology, the iOLM can launch and analyze multiple acquisitions and then compile and interpret the results. An In-Line Optical Power Meter feature allows users to connect to the fiber, check power readings, get a link map and find potential faults without disconnecting the fiber. It's housed in the FTB-1 Platform and based on the company's FTB-730 OTDR hardware and new algorithms.
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