OptiFiber HDR and OptiFiber Pro Model Comparison

OptiFiber Pro HDR is Designed for Enterprise, Datacenter, Outside Plant and PON Fiber

As fiber networks evolve, the need to test in more locations has increased. OTDRs are now needed for:

  • FTTx
  • Enterprise
  • OSP
  • PON

Many OTDRs designed for fiber troubleshooting are designed for carrier and contain cumbersome and complicated features. The OptiFiber Pro OTDR family is the first class of OTDRs that is built with features and usability for both the enterprise network engineers, and cable installers working in both enterprise and OSP environments.

Overview of the OptiFiber Pro HDR Module

The OptiFiber® Pro HDR (High Dynamic Range) Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) module attaches to a Versiv and Versiv™ 2 main unit to make a rugged, hand-held tester that lets you locate, identify, and measure reflective and loss events on singlemode fibers in outside plant (OSP) and premises installations. The HDR OTDR test results includes the location and performance of unpowered (passive) splitters used in PON (passive optical network) installations. A typical maximum test range is 260 km for a link with no splitters. The modules include these features:

  • Automatic analysis of OTDR traces and events helps you identify and locate faults on singlemode fiber.
  • Shows OTDR results as an intuitive map of events, a table of events, and an OTDR trace. PON OTDR test results include the locations and split ratios of optical splitters.
  • Automatic bi-directional averaging gives you more accurate loss measurements than measurements made in one direction.  OptiFiber HDR is capable of calculating bi-directional averages on-board so you can measure the loss of events more accurately in the field without having to work through software on a PC.
  • “Document Only” test limit is available if PASS/FAIL results are not necessary.
  • SmartLoop™ OTDR technology tests two fibers in a single test eliminating the need to travel to the far end of the connection to perform tests.

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How does OptiFiber Pro HDR compare to the OptiFiber Pro Quad Module?