OptoTest’s OP360 Bidirectional Insertion and Return Loss Tester combines several essential fiber optic measurement tools in a rugged handheld package for fast and precise bi-directional Tier 1 certification and reporting of single-mode and multimode optical fibers. Its advanced features and automated test process eliminates setup, training, and measurement errors, maximizing productivity and accuracy when qualifying networks with multiple wavelengths and fiber types.
Using a pair of OP360 instruments in autotest mode, two-way insertion loss can be displayed in real time at multiple wavelengths using one test hook up per fiber and a single press of a button. Fiber length and optical return loss (ORL) measurement options are also available in the OP360, resulting in a powerful and comprehensive test solution for fiber optic administrators, installers, and technicians.
An OP360 can also be used as a stand-alone optical light source or loss meter, allowing it to be used with OptoTest’s OP310 handheld optical power meters and OP350 handheld optical light sources. By looping together the light source and power meter ports, a single OP360 can be used in one-way autotest mode to perform loss testing for up to three wavelengths.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
One Touch Bidirectional Tier 1 Fiber Certification
In two-way autotest mode, a pair of OP360 instruments can fully qualify a single-mode or multimode fiber in as fast as 5 seconds with one hookup and a single press of a button. Results can be exported in real time into a standards compliant Excel-based test report when connected to a PC.
Eliminates Administration, Training, and Testing Errors
Automated test process uses the same method for all fibers in a network for more productivity and fewer mistakes. Simplified setup in autotest mode eliminates the need to specify master and slave instruments.
Displays Measurements at Both Ends in Real Time
In autotest mode, measurement information is summarized simultaneously on the instruments at both fiber ends via a comprehensive LCD display. The high contrast display is backlit and can be read in bright sunlight for use underground or outside.
Wide Range of Available Configurations
The OP360 can be specified with optional fiber length testing, optical return loss (ORL) testing, a visual fault locator (VFL), and ultra-stable zero warm up time light sources, putting the accuracy and versatility of a fiber optics lab in the palm of your hand. The optional ORL meter includes a full range of features and can be operated in stand-alone mode or integrated with the autotest mode.
Compatible with Other Optotest Handheld Instruments
The OP360 is fully compatible with OptoTest’s OP310 handheld optical power meters and OP350 handheld optical light sources with matching wavelengths, extending your range of test capabilities with fewer equipment upgrades.
Multi Fiber ID
The OP360 can identify up to 12 different fibers, in addition to standard optical test tones, i.e., 270Hz, 1KHz, and 2KHz, when used with another OP360 bidirectional loss tester or OP350 handheld optical light source. This makes continuity testing, polarity testing, and fault finding fast and reliable.
Large Internal Memory
The OP360 internal memory records up to 8,000 tests with the date, time, and essential information including the reference value in dBm, detected wavelength in nm, autotest nominal source power, remote instrument serial number, and pass/fail status. Users can input and store up to 20 cable text ID tags using the front panel controls and recall them for easy reference.
Optional Visual Fault Locator (VFL)
The OP360 can be ordered with an optional 650nm Visual Fault Locator (VFL) with an output power of -1dBm ±1dB into single-mode and multimode fibers. Two-way autotest blinks the active test fiber, making it obvious to the user, and is mixed with a test tone for use with clip-on fiber identifiers. The visual fault locator also quickly flags fiber breaks, bad splices, pinched fibers, bending losses, and cracked connector ferrules with bright red light escaping from the defect.
Interchangeable Connectors are Protected Against Drops and Impact
The OP360 accommodates a wide variety of industry standard fiber optic connectors, including FC, ST, LC, MU, HFBR, LSA-DIN47256, and E2000. Built-in bumpers and an integral dust cover protect the connector interface against damage and contamination. The dust cover doubles as a stand when used on a benchtop or other surface.