SmartOTDR Software

Supported Instrument(s):

  • SmartOTDR Handheld Tester

Release Date:

  • May 31, 2021

Current Version:

  • Fiber Optics Software version: 21.14

Versions Description:

The latest software release includes several usability enhancements, these are the main new functional additions, for more information please see the release notes:

  • Fiber test applications
    • A complete update to the look, feel, operation and performance of our fiber optics applications. The user experience has been redesigned to improve the usability by reducing complexity and adopting modern smart device gestures/techniques for increased control to get techs of any skill level up-and-running in no time while reducing test and reporting times
      • Free update for all SmartOTDR, T-BERD/MTS-2000 V2 (S/N starting with EBAKxxx), T-BERD/MTS-4000 V2 (S/N starting with EBAHxxx), T-BERD/MTS-5800 (model numbers 5811P, 5822P, 5882, 5800-100G)
      • We invite you to experience the updates by watching our promotional video
  • Bi-directional fiber certification for T-BERD/MTS-2000 V2 and -4000 V2
    • Enhanced TestPRO/FiberComplete capabilities for 4100B OTDR module
      • Industries fastest two wavelength bi-directional IL/ORL & length measurement plus instant continuity check reduces test time (3.5s typical on simplex fiber)
      • High speed instrument-to-instrument communication via test port and fiber under test
        • No additional communications media required (WiFi connection, Smartphone tethering, USB, etc.)
        • Eliminate test configuration errors and reduce instrument setup time
        • Remove unnecessary file transfer, automatically retrieve results from remote/far-end
        • Improve near-end/far-end tech process workflow and cut down on SMS/phone calls, send pre-defined messages
      • Remove time, complexity and cost when certifying MPO cables, automatic sequence of 12 x FiberComplete (IL, ORL & OTDR) measurements with management of a MPO switch module including auto-detection of cable polarity type
    • SW option to add FiberComplete capabilities to 4100B OTDR module
      • Evolve test requirements with your needs, deploy automated bi-directional IL/ORL and OTDR testing to units in the field
  • Support for new xWDM test modules for T-BERD/MTS-2000 V2, -4000 V2, -5800, -5800-100G, OneAdvisor-800
    • Nano OSATM Modules
      • The first truly field ready Optical Channel Verifier (OCV) and Optical Spectrum Analyzer (OSA) modules specifically developed to enable fast and reliable xWDM deployment in access networks. Delivering all the key features and capabilities needed they can grow/expand as your test requirements demand to enable fast and efficient deployment of any new high-speed C/D/M/LWDM services for Wireless 4G and 5G, CATV/MSO DAA and R-PHY, plus next gen WDM PON networks.
        • Smallest and toughest field OSA on the market
        • Turn-up and verify any new or legacy xWDM service, full band & high resolution
        • A single field solution combines OSA with Ethernet/BERT, OTDR or Wireless RF test
        • Pluggable transceiver tuning and verification with integrated SFP/SFP+ bay

Download Instructions:

  • Visit https://smartotdr.updatemyunit.net/
  • Click on the flag icon to download from that regional server
  • Download the exe file to your PC
  • Once download completes, double click on file and select the USB drive and hit OK to uncompact files to USB

Installation Instructions:

Software can be deployed directly to instruments via StrataSync

Upgrade from instrument (require an Internet connection):

  • Press HOME and then CONNECTIVITY
  • Set Address Type to ‘VIAVI Server’
  • Press SOFTWARE UPGRADE and then UPGRADE VIA ETHERNET
  • Press CONTINUE when prompted
  • Once the versions display on the right side of the screen press CONFIRM THIS CHOICE

Upgrade from USB stick:

  • Place the USB on the SmartOTDR, T-BERD/MTS-2000, T-BERD/MTS-4000V2 mainframe
  • Press HOME and then CONNECTIVITY
  • Press UPGRADE and then UPGRADE FROM USB
  • Press Confirm when prompted
  • Once the USB versions display on the right side of the screen press CONFIRM THIS CHOICE

Licensing Requirements:

  • None

Prerequisites:

  • It is recommended that the current Fiber Optics Software be at least 13.06

Supporting Documentation: