DSP TDR (Time Domain Reflectometer)

Lab-grade functionality in a rugged hand-held TDR

The DSP TDR precisely locates cable faults or breaks to get service back online as soon as possible.

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With the DSP TDR cable service provider maintenance teams and contractors can quickly find cable breaks and faults so they can get service back up ASAP. Simple operation, along with step TDR technology give complete, precise measurements with no blind spots. An on-screen events list is available with the press of a button. The DSP TDR offers lab-grade functionality in a rugged hand-held meter.

Since a cable break likely means an outage, pin-pointing it quickly is very important. Length measurement accuracy is also critically important, as often the cable is underground and must be dug out to make the splice. A lack of precision in this measurement means a bigger hole must be dug. The DSP TDR accurately locates breaks and faults, helping the operator avoid paying for unnecessary span replacements.

The DSP TDR uses “step” technology, in which the transmitter sends signals continuously while the receiver listens simultaneously for reflected signals. This means there is no “dead-zone” as is typical in TDRs with "pulse" technology. The measurement detects information including impedance along the entire length of cable. The higher energy of the step signal TDR improves the signal-to-noise ratio and with digital averaging, effectively eliminates interfering noise that degrades the received signal.

Highlights:

  • Lab-grade functionality in a rugged hand-held meter
  • “Step” technology for higher precision over entire cable length
  • Events list instantly viewable from function menu

Applications:

  • Reduce outage and line problem troubleshooting time
  • Avoid paying for unnecessary span replacements
  • Precision location means digging smaller holes
  • Eliminate unnecessary span replacements by pinpointing cable problems enabling efficient splicing
  • Document measurement results quickly with upload to StrataSync (get paid quicker)

Key Features:

  • Features fast, complete, and precise measurements without blind spots
  • Data upload and retention with StrataSync
  • Built to last design for use in the real environment of Network Technicians
  • Long battery life

 

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Services

Instrument Care Support Plans

Save up the 50% of standard service prices and obtain priority service when you buy a bundled plan at the same time the instrument is purchased. Care Support Plans offer the best way to purchase extended warranty, premium technical support, self-paced training, and critical maintenance services like calibration services that include software and engineering change order update services to ensure your product is maintained with current software and a calibration certificate. These discounted plans are 2-5 years long when purchased upfront with your VIAVI instruments.


VIAVI Care Support

VIAVI Care Support

ServicesBronzeCareSilverCareMaxCareGoldCareFleetCare
 BronzeCareSilverCareMaxCareGoldCareFleetCare
Technical AssistancePremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium
Factory Repair

Standard Services + Customized Menu:
 Onsite Calibration and Training, FAE days,
Custom Engineering or Software Subscriptions

Priority Service
Self-paced Training

5 Year Battery and Bag Coverage *

 
Factory Calibration 

Accessory Coverage

  
Express Loaner  

* 5-year plans only; if applicable


Care Support Plan - DSP

ProductRecommended Plan (Part Number)BronzeCare
BronzeCare
SilverCare
SilverCare
MaxCare
MaxCare
Why calibrate?
180 DSP MeterSilver-5Bronze-2
Bronze-3
Bronze-5
Silver-3
Silver-5
no

Why calibrate this product?
What are the common issues?

360 DSP, 1G DSPSilver-5Bronze-3
Bronze-5
Silver-3
Silver-5
no

Why calibrate this product?
What are the common issues?


Ordering VIAVI Care Plans

To order a VIAVI Care Plan, request the following part numbers in your service plan quote from the table below. Your care plan will be sold in annual increments.

BronzeCare
(Part Numbers)

BronzeCare
SilverCare
(Part Numbers)

SilverCare
MaxCare
(Part Numbers)

MaxCare
Years Serviced
Bronze-2Silver-2 First 2 Years
Bronze-3Silver-3MaxCare-3First 3 Years
Bronze-4Silver-4 First 4 Years
Bronze-5Silver-5MaxCare-5First 5 Years
FleetCare
FleetCare

FleetCare plans can be customized to include any service entitlements

  • Any collection instruments with a single coterminous renewal date
  • Each contract is customized with any number of annual terms required by the customer
  • Onsite Calibration, Training, Field Application Engineer days can be added

Repair & Calibration

Our products live in rugged environments for over 10 years with 1000s of test connect/disconnect cycles.  We will be there to support you to ensure components that require maintenance like connectors, batteries, and software updates to ensure you are ready to test accurately for years to come. We apply factory procedures that use fast, automated calibration and functional verification, maintenance using OEM parts and the application of all engineering change orders and software updates. Services are available through contract Care plans, FleetCare or per incident as requests. 

Top 4 Reasons to Choose VIAVI for Your Repair and Calibration Needs:

  • Minimize business disruption
  • Budget
  • Measurement Accuracy and Product Reliability
  • Measurement Compliance, TL9000 certification and OEM Standards

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