AFL FOCIS DUEL – Connector Inspection System

FOCIS Duel is a self-contained twin-ported Bluetooth connected fibre optic connector inspection probe with integrated screen. The first port (right hand side Port1) is fully featured, identical to AFL’s FOCIS Flex. The second port (left hand side Port2) has fast and convenient female “click-in” adapters, auto-focus and 2X zoom capabilities. The FOCIS Duel can perform IEC, IPC, AT&T and user-defined end-face cleanliness analysis and store Port 1 images and reports locally.

The AFL FOCIS App (iOS and Android) provides a comprehensive and user-friendly feature set as well as connectivity with AFL’s cloud-based aeRos® workflow automation platform.

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  • Inspect connectors on bulkhead adapters (Port 1) and patch cords (Port 2) without swapping adapter tips
  • Optimal tool for optical network installation, turn-up, troubleshooting and maintenance
  • MPO/MTP multi-fibre multi-row connectors inspection
  • Critical fibre infrastructure performance assurance
  • Maintenance of fibre connections at highest optical performance levels
  • Verification that proper connector cleaning practices are being used
  • Auto-focus (both ports) and auto-centering (Port 1) for fast, easy inspection
  • Self-contained, tether-free, compact, hand-held inspection solution
  • IEC 61300-3-35 (2015), IPC 8497-1, AT&T TP-76461 and user-defined auto-inspection (Port 1)
  • Available with more than three dozen tips supporting all commonly used connector types, including MPO/MTP multi-fibre connectors and bulkheads
  • Rechargeable, field-replaceable NiMH battery lasts more than 8 hours
  • Snout and adapter tip slots eliminate loosening during normal operation
  • Fast 1X/2X zoom toggle

Pass / fail results in seconds: With the press of a single button, Port 1 of the FOCIS Duel auto-focuses, captures, centers and analyses the end-face image to industry standard IEC 61300-3-35 (2015), IPC, AT&T and user-defined criteria.

Untethered operation: With rechargeable battery and integrated 2.4″ color TFT LCD screen, FOCIS Duel  can be used independently.

Wide range of adapter tips: Port 1 – Interchangeable adapter tips support single and multi-fibre connector inspection for a wide range of patch cords and bulkhead-mounted connectors having either PC/UPC or APC polished end-faces. A key on the probe snout combined with a slot on the adapter tips assures that adapter tips never loosen during use, under any circumstances. Quad-slotted APC adapter tips ensure the screen is visible in any use case. Port 2 – A slot on the adapter tips combined with a keyed snout eliminates loosening during normal use. Port 2 adapter tips are available for all common connector types – Universal 1.25 mm and 2.5 mm, SC and LC in both UPC and APC polish types.

Inspection kits include AC charger, carry strap, two user-selected adapter tips (optionally), and soft carry case.

FIRST PORT (Port 1) Parameters Specification
Field of view (FOV; viewed on FOCIS Duel) Live: 710 x 860μm

Captured, zoomed out: 650 x 600μm

Captured, partially zoomed in: 360 x 390μm

Captured, fully zoomed in: 180 x 195μm

Field of view (FOV, viewed on a PC) Captured, Zoomed Out: 525 x 700 μm;
Captured, Partially Zoomed In: 355 x 475 μm;
Captured, Zoomed In: 175 x 235 μm
Manual Detection Capability (minimum) 0.25 μm
Auto Analysis Resolution <1.0 μm
Internally Stored Image Size (pixels) 640 x 480 VGA; images stored internally in three .JPG files, one at each FOV
Bluetooth Image and Overlay 2 x QVGA (320 x 240; image + overlay) to AFL test instruments (SPP)
1 x VGA (640 x 480) file to Apple iOS devices (IAP / MFi)
Maximum No Damage Live Fibre Power Level +20 dBm; Image cannot be viewed if fibre is live
Focus Methods and Speeds Auto-focus (≤3 sec) and manual focus
Centering Auto-centering (<1 sec)
Zoom in Live Mode 1x and 2x modes
Image Capture with Pass/Fail Analysis IEC 61300-3-35 (2015), AT&T TP-76461, IPC-8497-1, user-set criteria
Results Storage (Image and Pass/Fail Results) Yes
File Format JPG, GIF, Port 1 only
File Storage Capacity 10,000 files
SECOND PORT (Port 2) Parameters
Field of View (FOV; Viewed on FOCIS Duel) Live: 365 x 440 μm and 183 x 220 μm
Manual Detection Capability (minimum) 0.25 μm
Maximum No Damage Live Fiber Power Level +20 dBm; Image cannot be viewed if fiber is live
Zoom in Live Mode 1x and 2x modes
Focus Methods and Speeds Auto-focus (≤3 sec) and manual focus
Bluetooth Characteristics IAP (iPod accessory protocol), SPP 0 x 1101
USB Characteristics USB 2.0 mass storage device
Supported Languages English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish,
Russian, Spanish, Turkish
Storage Temperature -40°C to +70°C
Operating Temperature 0°C to +50°C
Relative Humidity 0 to 95% RH
Vibration Limits 2G (transportation)
Transit Drop (without soft case) 300 mm (12 inches, all sides, dust cover installed)
Transit Drop (with soft case) 460 mm (18 inches, all sides, dust cover installed)
Display Size, Type, Resolution 2.4”, color TFT, backlit, 240 x 320 with brightness control
Battery Type NiMH, user replaceable
Operating Time (typical) 8 hours**; 3 hours continuous
Power Save Features Auto-off (disabled, 2, 5, 10 min)
Recharge Time ≤4 hours
Low-Battery Warning Alerts when ≤15 minutes battery operation remains
AC Charger Voltage, Frequency, Current 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz, 5VDC, 2A
Charger Jack 3.2 mm, center positive
Size 47 x 37 x 175 mm (1.8 x 1.5 x 6.8 in)
Weight 280 g (0.62 lb)
Safety & Compliance Certifications UL, CE, FCC

All specifications valid at 23°C ±2°C (73.4°F ±3.6°F).
**Operating conditions: 60 tests in 20 minutes, then auto-off; repeat each hour.