EXFO's new OLTS measures insertion loss, optical return loss, fiber length

EXFO is giving telcos' technicians faster system acceptance on their FTTH networks with its MaxTester 945 Telco OLTS. The MAX-945 provides guidance throughout the test process to ensure immediate efficiency by first-time users while removing risk of errors or negative loss – a common source of issues when testing low loss fibers. A key element of the new OLTS is that it can reduce testing time. By incorporating these added features, along with the re-testing capabilities that reduce the number of steps from eight to only three, a test job that traditionally required around 8 hours can now be done in only 2.5 hours.

The MAX-945 can test short links, such as drop fibers in FTTH networks with very low loss. It also features on-board professional PDF reporting and best-in-class single mode distance range of 200 km. The MAX-945 OLTS also performs on-board diagnostics to deliver real-time information about the test cord health and pass/fail results according to preset or custom criteria throughout the referencing and testing processes.

Featuring an intuitive Windows-like interface, the MAX-945 offers integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and supports EXFO Connect cloud-based test asset management. In addition, the testing platform's on-board reporting capabilities allow technicians to document their work live from the field with no need for post-processing back at the office. This means technicians can close jobs, get paid and move to the next one faster. The MaxTester 945 Telco OLTS is available today in various kits and configurations. Release