Optical Wavelength Laboratories WTO-M83 OWLTrek 850/1300nm Multimode OTDR

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Optical Wavelength Laboratories WTO-M83 OWLTrek 850/1300nm Multimode OTDR



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With an unbeatable combination of a small pocket-sized form factor, a large high-resolution 2.8” color LCD display, and some of the lowest pricing in the industry, the OWLTrek OTDR from OWL is the WISE choice for cost-conscious buyers who only need to perform basic troubleshooting or restoration tasks on multimode optical fiber networks. All this from an OTDR that really is pocket-sized and fair priced, yet having comparable features and specifications to other OTDRs in its class.

Affordability: In a time when it is becoming increasingly difficult to justify equipping an entire technical staff with high-end equipment, companies are even more cost-conscious than before. Outfit a majority of personnel with OWLTrek multimode OTDRs, and set aside a few high-end “expert” devices for high-priority installs.

Usability: The OWLTrek OTDR may be pocket-sized, but the large 2.8” high-resolution color LCD display can show even the longest traces with ease. And, for greater viewing flexibility and trace detail, OWL has implemented state-of-the-art MEMS technology which “flips” the high-resolution color LCD display between portrait and landscape mode automatically. In landscape mode, a wider viewing area means greater viewing detail.

Automatic Event Location: Automatic event location is an advanced feature normally found only in expensive, high-end OTDRs. The OWLTrek OTDR now brings this feature to the entry-level OTDR market. While in event location mode, the OWLTrek OTDR marks events on the trace, has an event table showing the location, type, reflectance level, and loss of each event, and auto-zooms to the selected event.

Dynamic Range vs. Distance: OWLTrek multimode OTDRs are capable of finding breaks in multimode optical fibers up to 12 miles to within +/- 6 feet. Additional splices and other loss producing events will limit end distance estimates. This is true for all OTDRs. However, passive multimode links are rarely longer than 1.25 miles long! At that short distance, OWLTrek has break-finding capability of about +/- 1 meter! In fact, increased dynamic range is actually a disadvantage in almost all cases because of the increased OTDR cost (usually thousands of dollars more).

    Optical Specifications
  Model # WTO-M85 WTO-M13 WTO-M83
  Output Wavelength 850nm 1300nm 850/1300nm
  Fiber Type Multimode
  Dynamic Range (SNR=1) 23 dB 26 dB 23/26 dB
  Distance Range 12 miles (20 Kilometers)
  Event Dead Zone 2 meters (typical)
  Attenuation Dead Zone 7 meters (typical)
  Maximum Data Points 64000
  Data Point Spacing 1 meter
  Pulse Width 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 meters
  Index of Refraction 1.4000 to 1.6000
  Distance Accuracy 1+ (distance in meters/10000)
  Number of Stored Traces Using maximum trace distance: up to 400 // Using minimum trace distance 3000+

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