Photon Kinetics OTDR Automation Software

The Most Effective Solution for Maximizing OTDR Cable Testing Productivity accelerates and simplifies several time-consuming activities that are common to the cable manufacturing OTDR testing process. The software provides the ability to define comprehensive, customizable OTDR tests that automatically acquire and analyze the OTDR data, and then it packages the data for each fiber in a format compatible with most factory information systems. is capable of automating both the in-process test 8000i OTDR and high performance final QC 8000 OTDR, delivering the fastest possible data acquisition. is also compatible Photon Kinetics' fiber alignment solutions: the automated, multi-fiber 1050C Cable Aligner and the manual, single fiber 1120 Bare Fiber Aligner . leverages the high-speed, low loss temporary fiber coupling provided by these products to deliver the highest possible OTDR measurement efficiency in every test area on the cable production floor.

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Features and Benefits

Automated Testing
  • Maximizes test station productivity
Real-time, Single Screen Test Status Feedback
  • Ensures testing efficiency and integrity by immediately alerting operator to spec failures
Comprehensive, Manufacturing-Oriented Signature Analysis
  • Improves measurement accuracy, eliminates operator subjectivity, ensures product quality
Scalable Implementation from Single Station to Networked Factory
  • Provides consistent testing platform and data formats in all production areas Solutions
Application OTDR Fiber Alignment
In-Process Testing of Cable Components 8000i OTDR 1120 Bare Fiber Aligner
Final QC Testing of Cables 8000 OTDR 1050C Cable Aligner


Analyses Performed Attenuation coefficient and length Event detection with loss, reflectance and location measurement Buffer (temporary) splice loss and reflectance Attenuation uniformity (sliding window and LSA deviation)
Data Output OTDR Signatures (Bellcore .SOR files) Complete Results File (.XML) Customer-selected Report File (.CSV and .TXT)

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