The new NOYES FlexTester PRO Kits from AFL combine a FlexTester multi-function optical tester with the FOCIS Fiber Optic Connector Inspection System and cleaning supplies, all in a hard-shell carry case.

Each kit includes a user-specified, handheld OFL280 or FLX380 FlexTester single-mode OTDR with integrated Optical Laser Source, Optical Power Meter and Visual Fault Locator. FOCIS includes the DFS1 Digital Fiberscope, a fiber-optic connector video-inspection probe with USB interface, and the DFD1 handheld touch tablet. Because FOCIS includes its own handheld display, OTDR testing and connector inspection tasks can proceed in parallel.

"With its OTDR and integrated Power Meter, the FlexTester can rapidly detect and locate the source of excess loss or reflections within an installed optical cable," explains Michael Scholten, senior product marketing manager at AFL. "The FOCIS probe and display can confirm if contamination or connector damage is the cause."

In addition, FlexTester PRO kits include One-Click Cleaners to dry-clean connector ends, even when mounted inside bulkhead adapters. Cleaning fluid and absorbent cleaning sticks are included in the kit to take care of stubborn contamination.

Both the FlexTester and FOCIS enable network installers to document network conditions before and after maintenance activities. FlexTesters save OTDR trace and event table results in .SOR files; FOCIS supports image capture and save, and provides a unique image-pairing display capability, enabling users to compare connector end-face images before and after cleaning.

AFL’s TRM Test Results Manager software is included in FlexTester PRO kits and can be used to prepare customized, professional reports from uploaded OTDR, OPM and FOCIS test results.

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