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OptoTest Fall Special 2021

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You are invited to shop during the OptoTest Fall Special!

We are offering up to 30% off on select demo equipment, 15% off on all High-Performance Reference (HPR) cables, and 5% off on other accessories.

Browse our selection of frequently used items, including single and multichannel reference cable assemblies, reference reflector cables for return loss measurements, and an assortment of connector adapters.

  • Use coupon code HPR15 at checkout to receive 15% off on all HPR cables.
  • Use coupon code FALL2021 at checkout to receive 5% off on all online items (except HPR cables).
  • Select OP930 and OP940 demo equipment is available for sale.  Contact your local sales representative to see if there is a configuration that meets your needs. All demo gear will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Offers cannot be combined.
The 15% off on HPR cables is available via the OptoTest online store and through a sales representative.
The 5% off on accessories is only available for purchases through the OptoTest online store.
This sale expires on November 30, 2021.

White Paper: The Importance of Verifying a Reference Reflection for Accurate RL Measurements

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Despite improvements in network technologies, return loss in networks and data centers continues to be an issue that results in decreased performance. As a result, it is important that it be measured accurately and properly account for any loss between the meter and the connection under test. This white paper discusses the following:

  • The benefits of limiting reflectance in a network
  • The effects of loss on return loss accuracy
  • A solution to identifying lossy cable setups
  • The importance of wide dynamic range for return loss measurements

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An Optica Sponsored Webinar: The Harsh Realities of Testing Ruggedized Fiber Assemblies

OptoTest Webinar October2021 1Ruggedized fiber optic cable assemblies are gaining prevalence in the communication industry. They are used in a wide breadth of applications, from connecting high speed 5G communication hubs together to facilitating high speed communications on modern fighter aircraft. The plethora of variations among these assemblies and their basic physical structure present unique challenges in measuring them for insertion loss and return loss.

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White Paper: Causes of Return Loss at Mated Single Mode Fiber Optic Connections

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Return loss in fiber optic connections can significantly degrade system performance. Connections will exhibit return loss even if they are perfectly clean and possess ideal geometries. This paper explains how the complexities of different physical connections contribute to return loss, such as:

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US Conec Fiber Optic Tools Now Available in OptoTest’s Online Store

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OptoTest is pleased to announce the availability of US Conec’s MTP® fiber optic tools and consumables in our online store.

US Conec has long been a trusted OptoTest partner, and their tools are used in-house every day for manufacturing our industry leading test and measurement instruments. Their proven quality, reliability, and ease of use are why we refer US Conec tools to our customers.

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