Smart Link Mapper (SLM) Applications for OTDR Testing

Applications for OTDR Testing (Enterprise, FTTA, FTTH, CABLE)

Icon-based map view of OTDR events and instant pass/fail display for easy OTDR results interpretation and analysis.

Smart Link Mapper (SLM) Applications for OTDR Testing Smart Link Mapper (SLM) Applications for OTDR Testing Smart Link Mapper (SLM) Applications for OTDR Testing

The SLM intelligent optical software application helps technicians use an OTDR more effectively, without the need to understand or interpret OTDR results. Each event is displayed as an icon giving users a schematic view of the entire link, known as SmartLink. SLM can completely correlate to the original OTDR trace as experts desire.

With this common approach to simplify OTDR testing and streamline the procedures, four tailored SLM OTDR applications are available for different network types.

For more details about each of the applications (Enterprise-SLM, FTTA-SLM, FTTH-SLM and Cable-SLM), visit the Options tab above page.


  • Eliminates OTDR results interpretation complexity
  • Immediately diagnoses problems
  • Reduces human error
  • Improves OTDR testing time and reliability
  • Reduces truck rolls, re-test, and cable waste
  • Dedicated apps focused for Enterprise, high density fiber Cable, FTTA and Passive Optical Network (PON) / FTTH

Key Features

  • Directly correlates SmartLink view results and OTDR trace
  • Automatic pass/fail results
  • Eliminates the need for OTDR expertise
  • Compatible with all multimode/single-mode and OTDR modules
  • Enabled on SmartOTDR and all recent T-BERD/MTS-2000, -4000 ,-6000A, and -8000 OTDR platforms
  • Upgradable on site


Additional Resources:

  • Enterprise & Data Centers

    Enterprise and Datacenters (Enterprise-SLM)

    • Self-setting OTDR with pre-defined SmartConfigTM - SmartConfig includes pre-set acquisition parameters and label format
    • Cable label format per the TIA-606 standards
    • Icon-based map view of the link and events (SLM)
    • Pass/fail alarm criteria per the TIA/ IEC standards TIA.568.3, ISO/IEC 11801, ISO/IEC 14673-3
    • Project management capability to easily control and document all the tested fiber
    • Management of an optical switch to test MPO cable
    • Automatic PDF report generation


    • Tailored OTDR application for Cell Tower, Rooftops, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and Cloud Radio Access Networks (C-RAN)
    • Customized setup menus with FTTA parameters and terminology
    • Automatic selection of best acquisition parameters
    • OTDR signal analysis based on FTTA applications
    • Smart algorithm to automatically detect and identify the network

    Learn more about the FTTA, C-RAN & DAS application

  • FTTH


    • Dedicated FTTH setup menus
    • Full discover mode: auto-detection and identification of PON splitter types
    • OptiPulses: auto measurement using numerous acquisition parameters to detect all events before, between, and after the splitter(s)
    • Pre-set pass/fail thresholds per ITU-T/IEEE PON standards
    • Direct correlation between SmartLink view and the OTDR traces

    Learn more about the FTTH application

  • Cable Comissioning

    Cable Commissioning (Cable-SLM)

    • Optimized workflow, from testing against expected procedures to direct reporting
    • Project view to easily control and document all the tested fibers
    • Provide automation and consistency in managing an entire cable’s commissioning
    • Handle list of labels or cable routes
    • Allow controlling an optical switch to test MPO cable

    Learn more about the Cable Commissioning application