Performance-packed: With SmartAuto multi-pulse acquisition, 37 dB dynamic range and best-in-class dead zones, FlexScan Quad OTDRs test multimode and single-mode networks – including FTTH PONs and POLANs up to 1:64 split ratio – while still detecting and measuring events <2 meters apart.

User-friendly: FlexScan OTDRs enable both expert and novice technicians to quickly, reliably and accurately detect, locate, identify and measure optical network components and faults. After applying industry-standard or user-set pass/fail criteria, the network is displayed using FlexScan’s intuitive, icon-based LinkMap view. Results may be printed to PDF and stored internally or externally. FlexScan automates test setup, shortens test time and simplifies results interpretation, improving test efficiency and cost.

Pocket-sized: FlexScan OTDRs truly fit in your pocket, yet still deliver all-day battery operation plus a large, bright, indoor/outdoor, 5-inch 800×480 touchscreen display. With large touch controls, you’ll never need a stylus.

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  • Test MM and SM, point-to-point and PON
  • Detects closely spaced events without sacrificing range
  • LinkMap icons clearly identify event type & pass/fail status
  • Best-in-class 20 m PON dead zone
  • Print-to-PDF plus internal & external data storage
  • Integrated Source, Power Meter, Visual Fault Locator
  • Bluetooth & WiFi communications
  • Tether-free connector inspection with FOCIS Flex/Duel
  • Rugged, lightweight, hand-held for field use
  • 5” 800 x 480 color touchscreen LCD
  • OTDR and Insertion Loss test & reporting
  • Fast, accurate pt-to-pt & PON verification & troubleshooting
  • Locate faults exceeding industry or user pass/fail thresholds
  • Visually pinpoint location of macro-bends or breaks

FleXpress Dramatically Reduces Test Time
In SmartAuto mode, FlexScan OTDRs automatically analyse and test the network using a variety of network-optimized settings to precisely locate, characterise and identify networks events. Loss and reflectance is measured for connectors, splices, splitters and macro-bends. For even greater ease-of-use, FlexScan checks for live fibre and verifies OTDR launch quality before initiating a test.

Simplifies network troubleshooting
LinkMap enables even novice users to easily and accurately troubleshoot optical networks. LinkMap presents an icon-based view of the tested network clearly identifying fibre start, end, connectors, splices, PON splitters, and macro-bends. A LinkMap Summary provides end-to-end link length, loss and ORL. Loss and reflectance of detected events is compared to industry-standard or user settable pass/ fail thresholds and displayed with clear pass/fail indications. Users can instantly toggle between LinkMap and Trace views.

In one OTDR
FlexScan Quad OTDRs are the ideal test tool for verifying and/or maintaining both single-mode and multimode networks. Unlike most Quad OTDRs, FS300 OTDRs test both point-to-point networks and FTTH PONs/Passive Optical LANs (POLANs).

For faster connectivity
Pair FlexScan with AFL’s FOCIS Flex or FOCIS Duel connector inspection probe for fast, easy connector end-face inspection. FOCIS Flex and FOCIS Duel provide autofocus, auto-centering, IEC pass/fail analysis, and Bluetooth transfer of images and pass/fail results to FlexScan for display and/or archiving with OTDR results. Additionally, transfer FlexScan results wirelessly in the field to a mobile smart device for sharing via email or archiving in the cloud.

With a single tool
FlexScan optionally includes a Wave ID optical light source (OLS) and optical power meter (OPM). With Wave ID, the OPM auto-synchronizes to a single or multiwavelength Wave ID optical signal transmitted by an AFL light source. The OPM reports detected wavelengths and measures power and loss at each wavelength, saving significant test time and eliminating setup errors. The integrated Visual Fault Locator’s eye-safe red laser enables users to visually
pinpoint the location of macro-bends and fibre breaks often found in splice closures and fibre cabinets.

Emitter Type Laser
Safety Class Class I
Fibre Type Multimode; compatible with OM1-OM5 Single-mode; compatible with all G.65x
Wavelengths 850/1300 ±20 nm 1310/1550 ±20 nm
Network Type Point-to-point Point-to-point & PON up to 1:64
Connector Type User-specified APC or UPC ferrule with interchangeable UCI adapters
Dynamic Range ≥29/29 dB @ 850/1300 nm ≥37/36 dB @ 1310/1550 nm
Event Dead Zone ≤0.8 m @ 850/1300 nm typical ≤0.8 m @ 1310/1550 nm typical
Attenuation Dead Zone ≤3.0 m ≤3.5 m
PON Dead Zoneg Not applicable ≤25 m
Pulse Widths 3, 5, 10, 20, 30, 50, 100, 200, 300, 500 ns; 1 µs 3, 5, 10, 20, 30, 50, 100, 200, 300, 500 ns; 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 20 µs
Range Settings 250 m to 30 km 250 m to 240 km
Data Points Up to 300,000
Data Spacing ≥5 cm to ≤16 m
Group Index of Refraction 1.3000 to 1.7000
Distance Uncertainty ±(1 + 0.0025% x distance + data point spacing) m
Linearity ±0.03 dB/dB
Loss Resolution 0.001 dB
Reflectance Range 850: -20 to -58 dB; 1300: -20 to -63 dB 1310: -20 to -65 dB; 1550: -20 to -65 dB
Reflectance Resolution 0.01 dB
Reflectance Accuracy ±2 dB
ORL Range 20 to 60 dB
ORL Resolution 0.01 dB
ORL Accuracy ±2 dB over range 30 to 55 dB; ±4 dB over range 20-30 dB and 55-60 dB
Trace File Format S.OR, Telcordia SR-4731 Issue 2
OTDR Results Storage Internal or external USB memory
Internal Storage Minimum 4 GB internal non-volatile memory (App SW + > 1000 traces)
Internal Launch Fibre ≥30 m internal MM launch fibre ≥50 m internal SM launch fibre
OTDR Modes Supports SmartAuto, Expert, Real-Time for PON & point-to-point networks
Real-time Refresh Rate 1 to 4 Hz
Live Fibre Protection No OTDR damage when connected to live fiber delivering ≤ +10 dBm at wavelength(s) in range 825 to 1675 nm
Live Fibre Detection Reports live fiber with input signal ≥ -35 dBm for wavelength(s) in range 825 to 1675 nm