TREND Networks to Expand its Affordable Seven New Fiber Testers

TREND Networks to Expand its Affordable Seven New Fiber Testers

Enterprise Networking Mag | Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Summary: The FiberMASTER series perfectly complements the current TREND Networks tester range.

FREMONT, CA: Fiber testers include basic inspection and cleaning instruments, basic troubleshooting and verification testers, certification testers, and advanced OTDR testers for troubleshooting and analysis of existing fiber optic cabling. TREND Networks has enlarged its fiber testing portfolio with the addition of seven new inexpensive FiberMASTER solutions. A simple handheld OTDR, PON OTDR, power meter, light source, and inspection probe will enable cable installers to obtain the accurate test results they want while saving time and thousands of pounds on training.

“Demand for fiber cable is growing as high data volumes and bandwidth requirements are increasing. At the same time, skilled technicians are hard to find and technicians coming into the industry often have minimal training,” says Tim Widdershoven, Marketing Director of TREND Networks.  “The new range is designed so that even those with limited experience or training can quickly be up and running, carrying out accurate tests while saving more than 50 percent compared to other premium brands.”

The new testers include an industry-leading dynamic range, enabling customers to test longer fibers, PON systems, and high-loss fibers while maintaining accuracy.

For example, the new FiberMASTER OTDR, built for Tier 2 fiber cable certification, is one of the smallest touchscreen OTDRs available and is conceived, engineered, and manufactured in the United States of America to ensure quality. It has a simple setup that ensures test accuracy following ISO/TIA/IEEE standards. The OTDR is available in Quad, Multi-Mode, and Single-Mode configurations and contains simple-to-understand graphic event maps to assist even beginner users in appropriately interpreting test results.

The FiberMASTER OTDR, PON OTDR, Power Meter, and Light Source function in conjunction with the new FiberMASTER video inspection probe to record images of the connectors on both ends of the cabling, allowing users to inspect for dirt or damage. The handheld tester automatically determines whether the connector end faces meeting the standard.

“A video inspection probe is truly an essential for any kind of fiber optic measurements or troubleshooting,” adds Tim. “When fiber optics have problems it’s usually due to contamination on connectors that you can’t see with the naked eye. You should always check a connector is clean before you test it, as dirt will affect the accuracy of your results. Similarly, you can avoid wasting time on repairs if it is only cleaning that is needed.”

FiberMASTER's new line of products has been designed at TREND Networks' Research & Development excellence center for fiber products in the United States of America, which has over 30 years of expertise creating OTDRs and other fiber testing equipment.

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