Navigating MPO Waters: 2018 Industry Survey
Trends support the predicted growth and challenges of MPO
Testing multiple fibers shouldn't take multiple hours.
The VIAVI MPO test solutions keep it simple and make it fast -- really fast.
Testing Parallel Optics
MPO connectors increase your data capacity with a highly efficient use of space. But users have faced challenges such as extra complexities and time required for testing and troubleshooting multi-fiber networks.
VIAVI helps overcome these challenges with the industry's most complete portfolio of test solutions for MPO connectivity.
Video Series: Essentials of Multi-Fiber Testing
While MPO connectors have many benefits and advantages over typical single fiber connectors, there are also differences that introduce new challenges for technicians. This video series provides an overview of essential information that technicians should understand when testing multi-fiber MPO connectors. Each episode will address a key topic surrounding MPO connectors.
VIAVI is addressing the evolution in parallel optics with four new–and fast–solutions:
- FiberChek Sidewinder - The most critical element to insuring quality MPO connections is end-face condition. The Sidewinder inspects all the fibers of an MPO connector in a matter of seconds. Watch FiberChek Sidewinder Quick Tip Videos
- SmartClass Fiber MPOLx - Measuring length, loss, and polarity for MPO connectors has been a challenge, especially when adapting existing MPO backbones to new services. The MPOLx delivers comprehensive test results in less than 6 seconds for all 12 fibers of the MPO connector. Watch SmartClass Fiber MPOLx Quick Tip Videos
- MPO Switch - OTDR testing of MPO allows for characterization of the link or channel (uniformity of cable attenuation) as well as fault isolation to prevent unnecessary service interruptions. The MPO Switch reduces test time by 50% and automates test workflow, certification, and reporting.
- Smart Link Mapper (SLM) - 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 Smart Link.
Learn more about testing parallel optics at the links below
Frustrated by the time-consuming testing of MPO connectors? Problem solved. Watch 12 fibers tested in seconds with the FiberChek Sidewinder
Essential Concepts to Understand About MPO Connectivity