Photon Kinetics  

8000i Station

Cost-effective OTDR capability for in-process testing of optical fiber cable components

The 8000i Station is the most recent addition to Photon Kinetics' family of innovative solutions for optical fiber cable testing. The 8000i Station's "cable test" design provides the optimal balance of OTDR dynamic range and dead zone performance that's most effective for accurate characterization of typical optical fiber cable lengths. Dynamic range is maximized to reduce measurement time, while resolution is tuned to ensure that any cable optical defects are detected. The 8000i Station delivers this optimized measurement capability at a more economical price than our full featured, final QC 8000 OTDR and in a portable package more suitable for making measurements in the production area. This makes the 8000i Station a perfect fit for "in-process" testing of cable "components" such as fiber ribbons and loose tubes.

The 8000i Station can be connected to the fiber under test with low optical loss via a Photon Kinetics 1120 Bare Fiber Aligner or similar customer-supplied coupling device. Standard configurations include 1310, 1550, 1490 and 1625 nm single-mode, and 850 and 1300 nm multimode OTDR.

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Features and Benefits
Optical Performance Optimized for In-process Testing
  • Provides highest quality signatures in the shortest possible time
Comprehensive Signature Analysis
  • Helps to identify both discrete and distributed cable defects
Compatibility with Software and 1120 Bare Fiber Aligner
  • Enables low cost, high quality in-process testing

Configurations Cable Testing Optimized
  • Single-mode, Multimode and Dual-Mode (MM and SM)
General Purpose
  • Single-mode
Wavelengths Single-mode: 1310, 1383, 1490, 1550 and 1625 nm
Multimode: 850 and 1300 nm
Options OTDR Automation Software, 1120 Bare Fiber Aligner
Measurements Event loss and reflectance, attenuation, length, noise

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