CS260-10 Handheld FTTH PON Troubleshooting OTDR
AFL’s CS260-10 FTTx PON Activation and Troubleshooting OTDR enables cost-effective troubleshooting of FTTx PONs and point-to-point metro/access networks. CS260-10 includes 1625 nm Live PON OTDR providing 35 dB dynamic range, best-in-class 0.8 m event and 3.5 m attenuation dead zones, integrated PON power meter and Visual Fault Locator (VFL).
The CS260-10 is purpose-built for optical network activation and troubleshooting tasks. With its integrated PON power meter, the CS260-10 enables verification of downstream 1490 and/or 1550 nm power levels at an FTTx PON ONU or ONT. If downstream signals are absent or power is too low, the CS260-10’s 1625 nm Live PON OTDR allows a technician to scan the network from the ONU/ONT or a network access point to locate fiber faults such as macro-bends, breaks, poor splices and dirty or damaged connectors. The live PON OTDR utilizes an out-of-band 1625 nm wavelength to prevent disrupting the 1310, 1490 and 1550 nm signals present on an in-service FTTx PON.
The CS260-10 is a derivative of AFL’s popular OFL280 and FLX380 FlexTester families, offering the same ease-of-use, high-contrast indoor/outdoor display and over 12 hours of continuous battery operation. It also includes an integrated VFL (visible red laser) designed to visually pinpoint the location of macro-bends or breaks in splice closures, access terminals and splitter cabinets.
Over 1000 OTDR test results may be saved internally in industry-standard .SOR file format. Stored OTDR results may be transferred to PC via USB port for viewing, analysis, and professional report generation using included Windows® compatible TRM® 2.0 Basic Test Results Manager software.
•Locate fiber faults in live (in-service) FTTx PON
•Verify downstream PON power levels at access point or ONT
•Visually locate faults in splice enclosures using integrated VFL
•Fiber summary provides end-to-end link length, loss, ORL
The CS260-10 includes rechargeable, replaceable Li-Ion battery pack, AC charger with country-specific power cord, user-specified adapters for the OTDR and VFL ports, dust caps for all ports, USB cable, TRM® 2.0 Basic Test Results Manager software, and a quick reference guide in any one of the supported languages.
Choice of Angle (A=APC) or Universal (U=UPC) OTDR Port Ferrule
Choice of Connector Adaptors: SC plus Universal 2.5mm VFL adaptor OR FC plus Universal 2.5mm VFL adaptor OR LC plus 1.25mm Universal VFL adaptor
To further aid in locating faults within access points, splice closures or indoor cabling, the CS260-10 includes an integrated Visual Fault Locator (visible red laser). The CS260-10 is extremely easy to use. It provides fully automatic OTDR parameter selection, automatic event table generation, and end-to-end length, loss and ORL summary. For expert users, the CS260-10 also allows full control of OTDR parameters (range, pulse width, averaging time, etc.).