- The All-in-one MT9085 series Supports the Various Needs of Fiber I&M
By selecting each application from the top menu. Dedicated hard keys make it easy to move to relevant screens and return quickly to the top menu. Top-menu applications are structured using multiple menus starting with optical pulse tests (OTDR measurements).
- First-Time User Easy-to-Understand Pass/Fail Evaluations Fiber Visualizer Function
On-site I&M work sometimes requires use of unfamiliar instruments, depending on the measurement environment. In addition, operation of complex measuring instruments cuts first-time users’ work efficiency. The Fiber Visualizer simplifies the procedure from setting the measurement conditions to analyzing the measurement results. In addition, events such as the fiber far end, PON splitters, optical connectors, splices, etc., along the fiber are displayed as schematic icons along with the distance to each event and loss, helping resolve problems quickly.
- Manual Analysis
Realtime measurements as well as loss and reflectance and analysis of fiber connectors and splices in accordance with installation documentation working procedures are frequently performed manually using either the two-point or LSA method. While keeping the effective rotary knob manual operation of its predecessors, the MT9085 series also has new touch-screen operations for improved operability.The pressure-sensitive touchscreen even supports input without removing work gloves.
- Multiple Fiber Management: Installation Test Function
Efficient working practices are needed in environments requiring back- office management of both optical fiber cables with multiple Fibers, and multiple fibers. The Installation Test function improves work efficiency by presetting the number of fibers for measurement and the on-site measurement data to perform uninterrupted automatic measurement of multiple fibers.
- PON Network Analysis
The MT9085 series supports PON network measurements for up to 1 × 128 branches. The Fiber Visualizer function can preset information about splitter branches and threshold values to increase the analysis accuracy of event detection.
- Realtime Measurement
The Realtime Measurement function is used when provisionally specifying the position of the fiber far end before starting averaging measurement, and when specifying the position of optical fiber bends. The MT9085 series not only keeps the high-quality realtime waveforms from predecessor ACCESS Master models but also has two high-speed and high S/N measurement modes that can be selected to match the usage environment. Additionally, the attenuation is adjusted automatically and the trace near the cursor is displayed at optimum quality.
- Optical Communications Check Function
Outputting test optical signals from an OTDR into an in-service live optical fiber circuit risks damage to receivers at the opposite side of the communication system. The Optical Communications Check Function detects optical communications on the live circuit, stopping OTDR measurements causing problems on the live circuit.
- Connection Check Function
Accurate waveform data cannot be captured when the optical fiber connection condition at the OTDR output is bad, which prevents accurate data analysis and evaluation. This function checks the optical fiber connection condition to assure accurate measurement.
- Telcordia Format (SR-4731) Support
The MT9085 series supports the latest Telcordia format used commonly by OTDRs.
- Simultaneous OTDR, Optical Power Meter and Visual Light Source Use
Sometimes installation work orders include multiple procedures such as optical power meter measurements, OTDR measurements, etc. In these cases, the MT9085 series improves work efficiency by supporting multiple measurements at one screen using the optical power meter and visual light source functions on the OTDR measurement screen.
- Bi-directional Measurement Function
When connecting different types of optical fiber or mixtures of old and new fiber, sometimes it is impossible to measure loss accurately using one-way measurements. The Bi-directional waveform analysis function loads two data files measured for each direction respectively to perform accurate loss analysis using the average analysis values.
- OLTS (Optical Loss/Power Measurement) Function
A power meter is built into the MT9085 series as standard equipment. The product line includes three optical power meter options, which can be selected according to support for SMF and MMF types and maximum measured level (+30 dBm).
- IEC61300-3-35 Optical Fiber End-Face Inspection
The condition of the fiber connector end face can be inspected using the MT9085 series in combination with the Fiberscope G0306B (VIP) for automatic Pass/Fail evaluation in accordance with the IEC61300-3-35 standard. Moreover, this Pass/Fail evaluation can also be performed using a PC and the G0306B.
- Measured Power, Loss Logs
Repeat measured optical power meter and optical loss data can be saved as log files that can be output in .csv format.
- Full Line of VIP Tips
The external VIP option comes with seven different tip types on the assumption that various optical connector end faces will be inspected. Other tip options are available.