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Broadband Technology Report Gives Highest Honor to Fluke Networks OptiFiber Pro OTDR with SmartLoop

September 28, 2016

Expert judges say innovative tester is a superb new product that sets standards for performance and offers groundbreaking and new technical milestones

Everett, WA, September 20, 2016 – Fluke Networks, the leading provider of tools used by cable industry professionals to certify and troubleshoot critical cable infrastructure, announced the latest industry accolades for its OptiFiber® Pro OTDR with SmartLoop™. The advanced device garnered a perfect 5.0 Diamond rating from the 2016 Diamond Technology Review, a prestigious awards program that recognizes the top products and solutions available to the cable industry. The Diamond Review program was established by Broadband Technology Review (BTR), a highly-respected source for product and technology news for the cable and telecom industry.

The OptiFiber Pro is a troubleshooting and certification tool that combines uncomplicated power, unparalleled efficiency and advanced functions needed for troubleshooting complex fiber networks. It includes the industry’s only smartphone interface to help further extend technicians’ fiber expertise. Its ultra-short dead zones and fastest-in-the-industry trace times make the OptiFiber Pro OTDR a must-have tool. The OptiFiber Pro with SmartLoop capability enables automated bi-directional testing and analysis of two fibers in a single test. This patent-pending process automatically separates the two fibers for individual pass/fail analysis, display, and reporting. Not only does this cut testing time by at least half, it also enables bi-directional testing without moving the OTDR to the far end.

Importantly, the OptiFiber Pro is compatible with LinkWare™ Live. LinkWare Live is a cloud-based platform that enables users to easily track job progress, get real-time access to test results to quickly fix problems in the field, and easily transfer and consolidate test results from the tester to LinkWare™ PC Cable Test Management Software.

The BTR Diamond Technology Review Program, now in its 12th year, relies on a stellar panel of independent and consulting engineering experts to evaluate entries. High-scoring products are highlighted at the annual Cable-Tec Expo held this year in Philadelphia.

“Fluke Networks OptiFiber Pro OTDR with SmartLoop demonstrates the company’s keen understanding of their customers, the industry and its workflows,” said Rob Stuehrk Publisher BTR. “In particular, the SmartLoop capability is a simple and time-saving technology for cable technicians and translates to real cost savings. Overall, the independent Diamond judges were impressed with the product’s groundbreaking capabilities and the comprehensive vision behind its cloud-based LinkWare Live platform.”

“We are happy about the industry recognition we’ve received for our latest technology,” said Eric Conley, General Manager of Fluke Networks. “The important work our customers perform inspires us to invent ways to make their jobs easier, faster, more profitable and even safer. We couldn’t be more pleased that the expert BTR judges understand and appreciate our accomplishments.”

About Broadband Technology Report
Broadband Technology Report (BTR), is the cable and telecom industry’s premier source for product and technology news, and is the most successful and fastest growing online outlet for product information and deployments; reviews and rankings; technology expertise; and buyer/seller facilitation. BTR’s portfolio includes online, print and video assets, all designed to help network operators build, upgrade and maintain high-performance communications networks. BTR, backed by more than 70 years of combined industry experience, delivers its email, online, print and video production services to more than 24,000 subscribers. If you are interested in subscribing, consult http://www.btreport.net/subscribe.html.

About the Diamond Technology Review program
The BTR Diamond Technology Reviews ("the Diamonds") is a renowned industry program that was developed to recognize some of the top products and solutions available to the cable industry as determined by a stellar panel of cable telecommunications engineering experts. Engineering executives from Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Suddenlink Communications, Comcast, Charter and Cox, and several expert consultants, were among the third-party judges for the 2016 "Diamonds." Every year, BTR invites vendors to submit written information about products/solutions that have been released or upgraded since the previous year’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo (October 2015). Criteria used in the Diamonds rankings include, first and foremost, unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease-of-use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability

About Fluke Networks
Fluke Networks is the worldwide leader in certification, troubleshooting, and installation tools for professionals who install and maintain critical network cabling infrastructure. From installing the most advanced data centers to restoring service in the worst weather, our combination of legendary reliability and unmatched performance ensure jobs are done efficiently. The company’s flagship products include the innovative LinkWare Live -- the world’s first cloud-connected cable certification capability –introduced in late 2014. For more information, call 1-800-283-5853 (US, Canada), 1-425-446-5500 (International) or visit www.flukenetworks.com.

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