Fluke Networks has introduced its SmartLoop Technology for its OptiFiber Pro OTDR, providing installers with an OTDR a way to conduct one test to simultaneously analyze two separate fiber links in both directions from one end. Promising to reduce the time required for testing fiber by 50 percent or more, SmartLoop provides instant bi-directional averaged results as required by the Telecommunications Industry Associations Optical Fiber Cabling Component Standard (TIA-568.3-D).
By enabling installers to automatically test two fibers by providing individual pass/fail analysis with bi-directional averaged results, OptiFiber Pro SmartLoop further enhances the ease and speed of testing, which is useful in environments where the far end is difficult or dangerous to reach. With SmartLoop bi-directional testing, fiber optic cabling installers and contractors can reduce the time they spend onsite and cut the risk of losing or damaging their test equipment by keeping it out of unsafe environments. The SmartLoop bi-directional testing feature is shipping on the OptiFiber Pro OTDR. Existing owners can access a free upgrade on the Fluke Networks website. Release