Fluke Networks’ new fibre test methods are optimized for front-line installers and technicians, increasing productivity while lowering equipment costs
Fluke Networks, provider of innovative Network SuperVision Solutions™ for the testing, monitoring and analysis of enterprise and telecommunications networks, announced today the new SimpliFiber® Pro Optical Power Meter and Fibre Test Kits. These new fibre test products allow a single technician to quickly perform tasks that previously required a two-person team. Furthermore, the SimpliFiber Pro’s ability to perform loss testing simultaneously at dual wavelengths – and save both measurements into one record – increases efficiency by cutting test times in half. The new SimpliFiber Pro Test Kits effectively double the productivity of network technicians testing fibre links; equipment costs are minimized by including value-added capabilities needed by front-line installers and technicians.
Users of the new SimpliFiber Pro Test Kits will benefit from the first-of-its-kind FindFiber™ capability. By plugging the FindFiber Remote ID sources into ports of a remote patch panel, an individual technician can identify the physical location of cabling runs to ensure polarity and the correct location on each fibre drop at a central panel. This time-saving feature enables a single technician to quickly perform double-ended testing – a job that formerly required multiple technicians and a talk set, one at each end of the link.
Also new are the SimpliFiber Pro optical power meter and sources. In addition to time-saving dual-wavelength testing, SimpliFiber Pro offers users a new CheckActive™ capability to quickly test whether a fibre is live. The SimpliFiber Pro power meter emits an audible tone and displays and icon whenever a live fibre is detected. This is faster than plugging into a port and setting up a complete power measurement.
The SimpliFiber Pro optical power meter also offers a new Min/Max capability that automates the precise tracking of intermittent power fluctuations. The new Min/Max function is considerably faster than legacy trial and error methods, saving time and user frustration.
SimpliFiber Pro, a replacement for the existing and widely used SimpliFiber product line, is made up of four unique fibre platforms: the power meter, the multimode source, the singlemode source, and the FindFiber Remote ID sources. Each platform is available separately, or in a number of kit configurations that also include passive optical or active video inspection microscopes, a visual fault locator, fibre optic cleaning materials and carrying cases. The new SimpliFiber® Pro Optical Power Meter and Fibre Test Kits are available for immediate delivery from Fluke Networks sales partners worldwide.
About Fluke Networks
Fluke Networks (flukenetworks.co.uk) provides innovative solutions for the installation and certification, testing, monitoring and analysis of copper, fibre and wireless networks used by enterprises and telecommunications carriers. The company's comprehensive line of Network SuperVision™ Solutions provide network installers, owners, and maintainers with superior vision, combining speed, accuracy and ease of use to optimize network performance. Headquartered in Everett, Washington, the company distributes its products in more than 50 countries. More information can be found by visiting Fluke Networks’ Website or by calling 01923 281334 or emailing sales-uk[.]flukenetworks.com.