Many fiber optic network bids and Requests For Quote (RFQ) are citing cabling standards to specify the set of guidelines (such as fiber length) that the network installer must follow during the network installation. Adherence to such standards is meant to ensure the
quality of the installation and guarantee that the network will perform as it was designed.
The process of testing a network installation to ensure its adherence to specified standards is called certification, and often requires hard-copy documentation as proof of adherence to standards.
The Fiber OWL 4 / Laser OWL Test Kit contains the tools necessary for certifying fiber optic links against a myriad of popular cabling standards in singlemode networks.
The Fiber OWL 4 BOLT optical power meter is multimode and singlemode ready, and contains a user-friendly Fiber Link Wizard that performs link budget calculation (including integrated fiber link length testing), and sets a reference value using the characteristics of the link. This reference is the PASS/FAIL threshold and is calculated against the chosen standard. Up to 1000 fiber runs may be stored, then downloaded to a PC for report generation using our OWL Reporter software.
The Laser OWL fiber optic light source is designed for accurate testing and certification of singlemode (1310nm & 1550nm) networks. Its dual-wavelength outputs are temperature-stabilized for accurate measurements.
Three connector options are available on the Laser OWL (ST, SC, and FC).