Optical time domain reflectometers (or OTDRs) are functionally powerful fibre optic testers. OTDRs work by injecting optical pulses into fibre optic links and measuring the reflected and back scattered light. OTDR technology gives trained fibre optic technicians the best indication of the location and type of events along a fibre optic link, including splices, patches, fibre attenuation, macro bends, micro bends and fibre damage. OTDRs are a key tool in fibre optic testing, allowing for excellent non-destructive fibre analysis from the end point of a fibre network, indicating problem areas in fibre networks up to several km from the test point.
Please don’t hesitate to contact your fibre expert at Fibre Optic Systems for further details or a quote on an OTDR for your fibre optic testing.