FIBRE CABLE CERTIFIERS – OC I

  • Tier 1 Fibre Certifier for multimode and single-mode
  • 7-inch, outdoor-enhanced touchscreen
  • Full-fledged units at both ends
  • Onboard multistandard certification
  • Onboard PDF reporting
  • Built-in Encircled Flux compliancy
  • Optional fast track data post-processing
  • Complies with TIA/ISO/IEC

RRP ex VAT £9,900

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Overview

The Optical Certifer I (OC 1) Optical Loss Test Set (OLTS) is the first tablet-inspired solution that has been specifically designed to certify fibre cabling in LAN, campus and data centre networks.

The unit’s intuitive Windows-like user interface ensures a minimal learning curve. The OC I fibre certifier offers icon-based functions, instant boot-up, as well as onboard assistance and onboard professional reporting.

Features

Tablet-inspired design

With the most user-friendly display in the industry (7-inch high-resolution touchscreen), the OC I fibre certifier delivers unprecedented user experience, and the unit’s integrated Wi-Fi/Bluetooth allows for high connectivity. The OC I fibre certifier guarantees a full day of fieldwork with 12 hours of battery life and internal memory capacity of 150 000 test results.

Full-fledged units at both ends

Both the main and remote units are full-fledged to maximise the efficiency of each technician:

  • Autotest results with diagnostics are displayed on both units at the end of each test.
  • Both technicians can certify the fibre connectors with a fibre inspection probe via the large touchscreens available on the both units.

The OC I fibre certifier gives remote technicians greater visibility and efficiency.

Onboard multistandard certification

The OC I fibre certifier lets you certify to both cabling and application standards simultaneously with pass/fails results per fibre and per wavelength as well as link lengths. You can therefore certify the cabling (i.e., the physical quality of the fibre and its components such as splices and connectors), as well as the application that the fibre can carry; for instance, IEEE or Fibre Channel. Additionally you can customise any thresholds as per your requirements.

Onboard PDF reporting

The OC I Fibre Certifier comes with unique onboard PDF reporting to convert multiple measurements into a single professional report in a format recognised by the industry standards. The reporting includes clear pass/fail certification status against the multiple standards tested, and a summary of the measurements with margins, anomalies, test-cord references and verification.

This feature serves as a natural complement to our FastReporter2 PC-based software designed for batch processing of high-count fibre and multiple measurement combinations (e.g., connector certification, loss and OTDR).

Onboard assistance and diagnosis

The OC I Fibre Certifier provides a foolproof method against test-cord reference mistakes and negative loss thanks to its step-by-step wizard that guides technicians through the referencing and verification process, as per industry standards. The OC I Fibre Certifier goes even further by diagnosing the possible causes for fail results and gives guidance to fix issues.

Flexibility in various test modes

The user can choose between different calibration modes (1, 2 and 3 jumpers), single and bi-directional
measurement and testing with two units as well as testing with one unit in loop mode. This enables the user to test a variety of applications.

Built-in Encircled Flux Compliancy

Each OC I Fibre Certifier comes with a built-in Encircled Flux (EF)-compliant multimode light source. Furthermore, in order to maximise measurement accuracy and avoid invalid results, IDEAL Networks provides reference-grade test cords in compliance with ISO/IEC 14763-3 standard requirements.

Test cords are made from reference-grade connectors, and the fibre used is strictly controlled to ensure proper core size and geometry. For multimode testing, this makes it possible to remain within Encircled Flux template limits at the output of the test cord (in compliance with the industry standards), without the need for an external EF-mode conditioner. These high-quality reference-grade test cords are less fragile and less expensive than EF-conditioned test cords, helping to reduce your overall equipment cost of ownership.

Three years of peace of mind for repairs and calibration

The OC I fibre certifier has been rigorously tested to guarantee the highest standards of reliability and durability. This is why we feel so confident about offering a warranty and a recommended calibration interval of three years.

You can safely use this highly reliable instrument to get accurate test results while significantly reducing your certifier’s cost of ownership (your cost of calibration and the related downtime will be divided by a factor of three).

Semi-automated fibre inspection probe

Neglecting to clean, inspect and certify connectors can lead to serious, time-consuming problems accounting for up to 80% of network failures.

With its two full-fledged units, the OC I fibre certifier lets you certify connectors at both ends of the fibre, in the same workflow as the tier-1 certification. Accordingly, it is now easy to include connector certification in your regular method of procedures without compromising the efficiency of your technicians. You’ll no longer leave any stones unturned or any connectors uninspected!

Powerful connector endface image viewing and analysis software

  • Automatic pass/fail analysis of the connector endfaces
  • Lightning-fast results in seconds with simple one-touch operation
  • Complete test reports for future referencing
  • Stores images and results for record-keeping

Fast track data post-processing with the optional FastReporter2

Optical test-data analysis involves various challenges, whether for loss, OTDR and iOLM testing, or connector inspection. Designed for off-line analysis, FastReporter 2 offers reliable data and report management in a user-friendly environment.

Applications

  • Tier-2 certification of fibre optic networks that require specific testing to ISO 11801 and TIA 568-C standards
  • Data centres
  • Enterprise structured cabling

Models

R230001

OC I Tier 1 fibre optic cable certifier – 2 x OC I test units (multimode 850/1300nm, single-mode 1310/1550nm)

Kit Content

Includes: 2 x OC I test units (multimode 850/1300nm, single-mode 1310/1550nm) each with SC/UPC adapter (multimode), SC/APC adapter (single-mode), set of fibre optic patch cords, VFL, carry case, PSU EU/UK/US adapters and batteries

RRP ex VAT £9,900

Accessories

R230002

Video inspection probe with universal adapter for 2.5 mm PC patchcord tips and soft pouch for OTDR II and OC I

RRP ex VAT £1,680

R230051

FastReporter2 software for OTDR II and OC I

RRP ex VAT £370

R230070

Power supply (US/UK/EU cords) for OC I

RRP ex VAT £50

R230054

FC adapter for OTDR II and OC I

RRP ex VAT £70

R230055

ST adapter for OTDR II and OC I

RRP ex VAT £70

R230056

SC adapter for OTDR II and OC I

RRP ex VAT £70

R230057

LC adapter for OTDR II and OC I

RRP ex VAT £120

R230064

SC/APC tip for bulkhead adapter for fibre inspection probe (R230002)

RRP ex VAT £110

R230065

ST tip for bulkhead adapter for fibre inspection probe (R230002)

RRP ex VAT £60

R230066

Universal patchcord tip for 1.25 mm ferrules for fibre inspection probe (R230002)

RRP ex VAT £60

R230067

Universal patchcord tip for 1.25 mm/APC ferrule for fibre inspection probe (R230002)

RRP ex VAT £90

R230068

Universal Patchcord tip for 2.5 mm ferrule for fibre inspection probe (R230002)

RRP ex VAT £60

R230069

Universal patchcord tip for 2.5 mm/APC ferrule for fibre inspection probe (R230002)

RRP ex VAT £90

R230074

Semi rigid carrying case for OTDR II and OC I

RRP ex VAT £100

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FAQs

Q: But.. OC I is very expensive?

A: True, OC I is not a cheap power meter and light source set. But keep in mind it actually is a set of 2 multimode 850/1300nm and 2 single-mode 1310/1550nm high precision optical certifiers with video probe option. Often, optical certifiers or so called optical multimeters are sold as individual units.