General (Typical at 25°C)
0.4 kg (0.88 lb)
|Dimensions (w × h × d)|
Traditionally, copper communication cables have been utilized for short distances in industrial and enterprise applications. However, when it comes to meeting the demands for higher bandwidth, fiber optic cables are increasingly required even in these short haul applications. Furthermore, installation of optical fibers requires clean working conditions, correct procedures and a fair amount of knowledge, and is particularly challenging in short haul applications with tight space limitations. Cleanliness, in particular, plays an important role in the optical fibers themselves. According to a study by NTT Advanced Network Technology, dirty fiber end surfaces or connectors are responsible for up to 96 percent of network failures. The FiberXpert OTDR 5000 detects fiber network components, faults, distance to fault, and can be connected to an optical fiber microscope critical to checking and proving cleanliness of end surfaces.
After a fiber optic cable installation, wouldn't it be nice to have an x-ray device that would allow you to see through walls and check bend radius, splices, breaks, and connectors? The FiberXpert uses optical time domain reflectometery to send a light pulse through the fiber and then measure the reflected signal profile to check bend radius, splices, breaks, and connectors. In fact, these components, fault types, and distance to fault are all graphically displayed on the FiberXpert. The FiberXpert optical time domain reflectometer is a complete solution with both multi-mode 850/1300 nm and single-mode 1310/1550 nm. For both multi-mode and single-mode fibers, the FiberXpert OTDR 5000 has a high dynamic range with event dead zone less than 80 cm for measuring and documenting short fiber links to global standards and for identifying faults.
The attenuation measurement and an optical power level analyzer allow you to precisely determine the link attenuation and measure the output of active network components. The automatic pass/fail analysis compares values against global TIA/IEC standards and limits. FiberXpert is compliant with Tier 2 Standards, meaning FiberXpert is compliant to Tier 1 Light Source and Power Meter (LSPM) and Tier 2 Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR). Furthermore, you will be able to address the source of most network failures by connecting the compatible fiber optic microscope via USB to easily and quickly check and document cleanliness of fiber ends and link end surfaces in accordance with IEC 61300-3-35.
Launch cords reveal insertion loss and reflectance of the near-end connection. Softing has twelve optional launch cords covering SC, ST, and SC type connections in both multi-mode and single-mode. The ECO version is an economical version wound manually on a real. The PRO version is automatically wound via a dog-leash style retractable device allowing convenient roll-out, coil up, and protection for your launch cord.
0.4 kg (0.88 lb)
|Dimensions (w × h × d)|
|Interchangeable optical connectors|
FC, SC, DIN, and ST
|Laser safety class (21 CFR)|
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
Automatic or dual cursor
3.25 m to 260 km
±1 m ± 10-5 x distance ± sampling resolution
|Automatic, manual, 2-point, 5-point, and LSA|
1.25 dB to 55 dB
0.01 to 5.99 dB in 0.01 dB steps
−11 to −99 dB in 1 dB steps
|CW Source output power level|
CW, 270 Hz, 330 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, TWINTest
|Power level range|
MM: −3 to −30 dBm
MM: 850 and 1300 nm
MM: ±1 dB (using a mode conditioner)
|Central wavelength (Laser at 25°C)|
MM:850/1300 ±30 nm
MM:3 ns to 1 μs
|RMS dynamic range|
|Event dead zone|
|Attenuation dead zone|
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.