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CSI Introduces Fiber-optic Test Equipment

Jun 14, 2006 12:06 PM

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From Communications Specialties (CSI) comes three new fiber-optic testing devices for convenient, on-site testing of fiber networks—the Fiberlink Visible Light Source (6610), Optical Power Meter (6615), and Three Wavelength Light Source (6620). Ideal for both new construction and maintenance procedures on existing fiber networks, the devices are used to ensure that equipment is functioning properly, there are no breaks in the fiber, and loss budgets are being met. All units are lightweight, handheld, and battery-operated for easy use in the field or bench.

The Fiberlink Visible Light Source (6610) provides a visible 650nm laser output that can be used for identifying fiber breaks and individual fibers within fiber bundles. It works with single-mode and multimode fiber and provides output via a universal adapter. Two AA batteries provide up to 30 hours of operating power.

The Fiberlink Three Wavelength Light Source (6620) offers a laser output at wavelengths of 1310nm and 1550nm and VCSEL output at 850nm. The light source operates with either single-mode or multimode fiber and provides output via ST connectors. An 8.4V rechargeable battery provides up to four hours of operating power. A standard, non-rechargeable 9V may also be used.

The Fiberlink Optical Power Meter (6615) measures the power of optical signals at 850nm, 980nm, 1310nm, and 1550nm wavelengths. It can be used to measure the power of an optical signal reaching the receiving end of a fiber-optic cable, as generated either by a transmitter unit or by a light source such as the 6620. The 6615 functions with both single-mode and multimode fiber, with either ST or FC connectors. Three AAA batteries provide up to 360 hours of operating power.

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