VeEX will showcase several new test and measurement products at ANGA COM in Germany this week, including an xWDM optical source, optical power meter, optical loss test set, optical channel checker, and fiber scope.
"Cable operators are aggressively overhauling their access networks with more fiber deep technologies to accommodate the relentless growth of on-demand video traffic," said Mike Venter, VP of product development, Fiber Optics, at VeEX. "We are seeing a distinct uptake of DWDM between the headend, hubs, and digital fiber nodes to ramp up photonic bandwidth including a greater utilization of PON to bring Ethernet services over fiber all the way to the subscriber. These factors have inspired and fueled our developments, and we are very pleased to launch several new fiber testing products at ANGA to meet these demands."
Specific products being demonstrated include:
- FX86 and FX87 xWDM optical sources - the FX86 generates up to four independent G.694.2 CWDM wavelengths, while the FX87 can be tuned to any G.694.1 DWDM channel on the 50 GHz frequency grid over the C-band spectrum. The units are purpose-built to check link loss and verify end-end routing through multiplexers and demultiplexers.
- FX82 optical power meter, FX83 source and FX84 optical loss test set are general-purpose, toolbox meters equipped with optional CWDM wavelength calibration and WaveID, a companion tool for the FX86 CWDM source. Date and time stamped test results can be exported via USB or optional Bluetooth interface for report generation.
- The FX180X Optical Channel Checker offers a basic set of spectral test functions to verify channel power and wavelength in CWDM and DWDM deployments. The price/performance ratio is targeted at cable operators who need to characterize R-PHY based technologies on a budget.
- The DI-1000MPO Fiberscope provides manual inspection of MPO/MTP connectors when operated with Fiberizer Mobile and Fiberizer Scope PC software applications. Manual inspection is intended to allow the user to intervene or stop further inspection for cleaning purposes. Once all fiber endfaces have been inspected and accepted by the user, the software grades the saved images according to the IEC 61300-3-35 standard with an overall pass or fail verdict.