FiberXpert OTDR 5000 - Measure & troubleshoot fiber optic networks

Article Number: 226534

Fiber Optic Cabling Certifier

Designed with the installers and operators of enterprise networks in mind, the FiberXpert OTDR 5000 measures, documents and troubleshoots fiber optic networks. The FiberXpert OTDR 5000 provides very high resolution with one of the shortest dead zones available for testing multimode and single-mode fibers, thus enabling measurement of very short fiber links. Automatic analysis simplify the measurement tasks and let you be the fiber expert.

With a high dynamic range and a small event dead zone the FiberXpert OTDR 5000 is the tool for measuring relative short optical fiber links in company networks and data centers. With an event dead zone of less than 80cm it is possible to detect connectors in a short row and measure them highly accurate. To reduce costs and resources the FiberXpert measures using the maximum resolution in the shortest possible time.

  • Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) for 850/1300nm multimode or combined for 850/1300nm multimode and 1310/1550nm single-mode
  • Standards compliant Tier 2 measurement of fiber optic cabling
  • Automatic Pass/Fail analysis of the test results according to the limits specified by TIA/IEC
  • Display of the OTDR trace in a graphical format for a length-dependent analysis of all events for reflection and attenuation
  • All fiber link events and analysis listed in a table of results
  • Automatic macro-bend detection
  • Built-in optical loss test set
  • Optional fiber inspection probe
  • Large color LCD touch screen
  • Generation of professional reports with the central eXport evaluation software


  • Improved workflow with hands-free solution driving best practices to IEC standards
  • The automated pass/fail detection directly gives an indication if there is something wrong and safes time analysing measurement results.
  • Using the FiberXpert gives you the possibility to ensure highest quality connectorizing, splicing and turn-of of new fiber links
  • Ruggedized housing with protective rubber boot for work on construction sites.
  • Reduce maintenance costs and increase flexibility due to interchangable optical connectors at the measurement module.

Technical Details

General (Typical at 25°C)


0.4 kg (0.88 lb)

Dimensions (w × h × d)

128x134x40 mm
(5x5.28x1.58 in)

Optical Interfaces

Interchangeable optical connectors

FC, SC, DIN, and ST

Technical Characteristics

Laser safety class (21 CFR)

Class 1

Distance units

Kilometers, feet, and miles

Group index range

1.300000 to 1.700000 in 0.00001 steps

Number of data points

Up to 128,000 data points

Distance measurement

Automatic or dual cursor

Display range

3.25 m to 260 km

Cursor resolution

1 cm

Sampling resolution

4 cm


±1 m ± 10-5 x distance ± sampling resolution
(excluding group index uncertainties)

Attenuation Measurement

Automatic, manual, 2-point, 5-point, and LSA
Display range

1.25 dB to 55 dB

Display resolution

0.001 dB

Cursor resolution

0.001 dB


±0.03 dB/dB


0.01 to 5.99 dB in 0.01 dB steps

Reflectance/ORL Measurements

Reflectance accuracy

±2 dB

Display resolution

0.01 dB


−11 to −99 dB in 1 dB steps

CW Source

CW Source output power level

−3.5 dBm

Operating modes

CW, 270 Hz, 330 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, TWINTest

Power Meter

Power level range

MM: −3 to −30 dBm
SM: −2 to −50 dBm

Calibrated wavelengths

MM: 850 and 1300 nm
SM: 1310, 1490, 1550, 1625, 1650 nm

Measurement accuracy

MM: ±1 dB (using a mode conditioner)
SM: ±0.5 dB

Multimode and Quad OTDR Modules (typical at 25°C)

Central wavelength (Laser at 25°C)

MM:850/1300 ±30 nm
SM:1310/1550 ±20 nm

Pulse width

MM:3 ns to 1 μs
SM:3 ns to 20 μs

RMS dynamic range

MM:26/24 dB
SM:37/35 dB
(the one-way difference between the extrapolated backscattering level at the start of the fiber and the RMS noise level after 3-minutes averaging)

Event dead zone

MM:0.8 m
SM:0.9 m
(measured at ±1.5 dB down from the peak of an unsaturated reflective event)

Attenuation dead zone

MM:4 m
SM:4 m
(measured at ±0.5 dB from the linear regression using an F/UPC-type reflectance)


  • FiberXpert OTDR 5000 handheld device
  • Soft case including shoulder strap
  • Power adapter
  • Hard carrying case
  • Quick start guide
  • CD with documentation



The touchscreen requires a new calibration. Go to the settings menu of the FiberXpert and start calibration.

This could result in data loss if the USB flash drive is being accessed at this very moment. Please make sure always to use the ‚Remove USB device‘ function before removing a USB stick.