VIAVI Solutions Introduces Eight CWDM Wavelengths in a Single OTDR Module

Do More with Less: VIAVI Solutions Introduces Eight CWDM Wavelengths in a Single OTDR Module

A new addition to the T-BERD®/MTS platforms simplifies CWDM network deployment
and maintenance

August 10, 2015 — CWDM technology continues to penetrate into fronthaul telecom networks with DAS, C-RAN, or Fiber-to-the-Business technologies which require a better, cost-optimized test tool that can qualify installations and detect impairments quickly.

The VIAVI CWDM OTDR module for the T-BERD/MTS-2000, 4000, and 5800 platforms integrates advanced optical technology and sophisticated software algorithms that take CWDM network provisioning and troubleshooting to the next level—affordably.

CWDM OTDR Highlights

  • Combine eight CWDM wavelengths in a compact OTDR module that integrates CW light source and live traffic detection functionality.
  • Troubleshoot CWDM networks in service with exact wavelength from end-to-end through multiplexers.
  • Maximize test flexibility with the enhanced SmartLinkMapper™ software applications suite that saves time and money in testing and interpreting OTDR results.
  • Reduce capital investment with an OTDR module that is compatible with any T-BERD/MTS-2000, 4000, and 5800 platform.

Use Case: Provisioning and troubleshooting live CWDM networks requires OTDRs that can test optical links through multiplexing and demultiplexing components without disturbing other running channels. Beyond connector cleanliness, the most common CWDM network faults found in the field can be attributed to incorrect wavelength provisioning, defective splices, or patch cords located just behind the front panel. The new VIAVI CWDM OTDR can trace individual wavelength routes in service while locating network faults.

VIAVI is the worldwide leader in OTDR manufacturing and has been awarded the coveted Frost & Sullivan Fiber Optics Test Equipment Market Leader Award for fiber-optic test equipment four years in a row. For more information about the new CWDM OTDR modules for the T-BERD/MTS-2000, 4000, and 5800 platforms, visit our website