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
The Optical Certifer I (OC 1) Optical Loss Test Set (OLTS) is the first tablet-inspired solution that has been specifically designed to certify fiber cabling in LAN, campus and data centre networks.
The unit’s intuitive Windows-like user interface ensures a minimal learning curve. The OC I fiber certifier offers icon-based functions, instant boot-up, as well as onboard assistance and onboard professional reporting.
With the most user-friendly display in the industry (7-inch high-resolution touchscreen), the OC I fiber certifier delivers unprecedented user experience, and the unit’s integrated Wi-Fi/Bluetooth allows for high connectivity. The OC I fiber 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 maximize 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 fiber connectors with a fiber inspection probe via the large touchscreens available on the both units.
The OC I fiber certifier gives remote technicians greater visibility and efficiency.
Onboard multistandard certification
The OC I fiber certifier lets you certify to both cabling and application standards simultaneously with pass/fails results per fiber and per wavelength as well as link lengths. You can therefore certify the cabling (i.e., the physical quality of the fiber and its components such as splices and connectors), as well as the application that the fiber can carry; for instance, IEEE or Fiber Channel. Additionally you can customise any thresholds as per your requirements.
Onboard PDF reporting
The OC I Fiber 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 fiber and multiple measurement combinations (e.g., connector certification, loss and OTDR).
Onboard assistance and diagnosis
The OC I Fiber 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 Fiber 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 Fiber Certifier comes with a built-in Encircled Flux (EF)-compliant multimode light source. Furthermore, in order to maximize 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 fiber 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 fiber 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 fiber certifier lets you certify connectors at both ends of the fiber, 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.
- Tier-1 certification of fiber optic networks that require specific testing to ISO 11801 and TIA 568-C standards
- Data centers
- Enterprise structured cabling
OC I Tier 1 fiber optic cable certifier – 2 x OC I test units (multimode 850/1300nm, single-mode 1310/1550nm)
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 cases, PSU EU/UK/US adapters and batteries
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.