How to Perform Advanced Fiber Troubleshooting using an OTDR

By Fluke Networks
Posted
June 2008

 

Abstract:

 

An Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) is an important instrument used by organizations to certify the performance of new fiber links and detect problems with existing fiber links.

New technology has enabled a wide range of automatic capability in todayís OTDRs. However, understanding OTDR traces and how to use manual settings is still beneficial for all testing. Often, technicians are limited by their inability to correctly interpret OTDR traces without the aid of the instrumentís software. Understanding how an OTDR works, how the specifications affect its performance, and how to properly set it up can help users experience maximum performance.
 

bullet

View the Multimedia Presentation

bullet

Stream
bullet

Approx. 15 minutes

bullet

Please note that this presentation is not hosted at Webtorials.  Thus, it will open in a separate window.

bullet

No further registration is required.

bullet

Return to Fluke Networks Gold Sponsor Briefings

bullet

Return to Managing Corporate Networks Webtorials menu

 

Please note: By downloading this information, you acknowledge that the sponsor(s) of this information may contact you, providing that they give you the option of opting out of further communications from them concerning this information.  Also, by your downloading this information, you agree that the information is for your personal use only and that this information may not be retransmitted to others or reposted on another web site.  Please encourage colleagues to download their own copy after registering at http://www.webtorials.com/reg/.