Test equipment: Fiber optic connector inspection system
Test and inspection equipment: AFL has expanded its connector inspection product line with FOCIS Flex -- a self-contained, tether-free, compact, handheld connector inspection probe.
Utility testing: AFL has expanded its connector inspection product line with FOCIS Flex -- a self-contained, tether-free, compact, handheld connector inspection probe. At the click of a button, FOCIS Flex auto-focuses, captures, centers and analyzes end-face images to easily display, transfer or store pass/fail results within seconds.
“As networks move to higher data rates, operators are increasingly concerned about loss and reflections due to dirty or damaged connectors,” notes Michael Scholten, product marketing manager at AFL. “With the addition of FOCIS Flex, AFL offers the broadest line of connector inspection solutions, from low cost viewing scopes to Wi-Fi video scopes with automatic pass/fail analysis for smartphones and tablets, and now an untethered, completely automatic Bluetooth® video scope.”
With rechargeable battery and integrated display, FOCIS Flex can be used completely independent of an OTDR or display unit, allowing technicians to easily view, analyze and save thousands of results internally. Additionally, technicians can pair FOCIS Flex with the FLX380 or OFL280 FlexTester ODTRs via Bluetooth to effortlessly view and save images and pass/fail results on those devices.
FOCIS Flex is available with a wide range of interchangeable adapter tips to support the inspection of a variety of patch cords and bulkhead-mounted connectors with either PC or APC polished end-faces. FOCIS Flex is offered as a standalone kit or can be paired with a FLX380 or OFL280 in FlexTester Complete2 or PRO2 packages.
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, enterprise and OEM markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, renewables and transportation. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.