EXFO unveils what it calls the first automated solution that combines testing of polarity, continuity and connector cleanliness—the critical tests needed to validate multifiber push-on (MPO/MTP) links—into a single solution that delivers an optimal combination of fit, cost and reporting capabilities. Reported as a first in the industry, the system pairs a light source at one end of the cable with a fiber inspection probe for analysis at the other end. Additionally, it is said to be the only all-in-one solution that provides a clear pass/fail diagnosis of MPO 12 and MPO 24 links in a single report.
According to EXFO, telcos are reconfiguring their central offices into data centers (CORDs) and deploying MPO cables with 12, but more and more, 24 fibers. When not properly tested, multifiber links can put the entire health of a network at risk. Traditional solutions often fall short on design or price, can't perform all three critical tests or don't offer analysis and reporting capabilities. Customers are left choosing between solutions that are either too much for what they really need (and too expensive) or sorely lacking in features and fit. What's more, they often must buy different units to get the job done. For more details, visit EXFO.