This CWDM channel checker is an innovative, low-cost analyzer for installing, maintaining and repairing CWDM networks. EXFO’s FOT-5200 can measure the power of the 18 CWDM channels, in access network.
The new FTBx-5255 is the only OSA on the market to address all applications in a single module:
- High-speed DWDM, with OSNR measurements from 10G to 400G, including In-service Pol-Mux OSNR
- CWDM spectral analysis
- Spectral analysis of pluggable transceivers (CFP, XFP, etc.) on the O-band, 1300 nm region, as well as L-band transceivers
New in-service Pol-Mux OSNR
With the advent of EXFO’s In-service Pol-Mux OSNR method (INSPM), the wait for a non-intrusive Pol-Mux OSNR method that works on live networks is now over! This robust method features a high dynamic range and provides very accurate Pol-Mux OSNR values for 40G/100G/200G/400G* signals. It is the preferred method for reducing coherent network outages, pinpointing defective amplifiers and decreasing troubleshooting time.
Analyze any WDM network
Regardless your network specificities and testing requirements, the FTBx-5245/5255 covers your DWDM applications and all channel spacings—from 25 GHz DWDM to CWDM—which is what we like to refer to as “no-compromise performance”.
Powerful platforms, powerful combos
Housed in the compact and portable FTB-2, FTB-2 Pro and FTB-4 Pro platforms, or in the rack-mountable LTB-8 platform, the FTBx-5245/5255 OSA test modules provide all the tools needed for maximum field efficiency from the market’s most compact high-speed deployment and multiservice testing solutions. When equipped with the commissioning assistant option or the In-service Pol-Mux option, this versatile OSA can be combined with the FTBx-88200NGE Power Blazer module to become the industry’s smallest OSA/transport solution in a single platform for commissioning 40G/400G circuits.
Deploying Remote PHY? Meet your new best friend.
For cable operators, Remote PHY is the next major network architecture change. This new technology brings fiber much deeper into the network—and much closer to the end user. Remote PHY also triggers the evolution from analog optics to digital optics, featuring Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) for increased capacity.
The FOT-5205 meets the testing needs of Remote PHY deployments in terms of spectral range, power range and channel spacing. It is the ideal tool for successful network commissioning and effective troubleshooting.
Extremely fast measurement time
EXFO understands that field technicians want to get the job done the first time—and quickly. The FOT-5205 boasts a measurement time of less than 0.5 seconds, one of the fastest in the industry.
Unparalleled testing capabilities
Unlike some competing products, EXFO’s FOT-5205 is sensitive enough to detect low power signals, down to -50 dBm. This feature is especially important when measuring through monitor ports because these reduce the signal power by approximately 20 dB.
New, compact OSA designed to measure channel power and wavelength, characterize Remote PHY deployments and analyze DWDM networks.
The Optical Wave Expert integrates channel power validation and reflectometry characterization on a single port. This means that technicians can automatically identify faulty channels and follow through with fault location by leveraging intelligent OTDR capabilities.
The smart toggle to the OTDR mode is done automatically, without having to set any parameters. Technicians can now obtain instant channel power readings through an intuitive GUI and seamlessly benefit from tunable OTDR capabilities. The field-proven MaxTester platform provides a rugged and compact form factor that is purpose-built around practicality and efficiency.
The integration of channel checker and OTDR capabilities on a single port means less unnecessary manipulation of the optical fiber and improved field efficiency. This translates into faster mean-time-to-repair (MTTR) and makes the trial and error approach–which can disable nodes–obsolete.
The MAX-5205 optical channel checker leverages an intuitive workflow and a handheld form factor with a wide touchscreen. This makes it an essential and a practical tool in the field for technicians troubleshooting or commissioning DWDM networks.
The MAX-5205 also offers data storage and reporting capacity from the field, avoiding delays in closing jobs and the loss of test results.
With the plug-and-play optical add-ons (inspection probe, power meter and visual fault locator), this test kit becomes a powerful, agile, and versatile solution for various network architectures.