From Physical Plant Integrity to Bandwidth Verification, Amplifier Tuning to Transport Optimization, the CMA5000a is the Only Tool You Will Need!
The CMA5000a Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) application reduces the time to install, commission, and maintain fiber spans. Featuring a multitude of available wavelengths, up to 50 dB of dynamic range, and dead zones of about 1.0 m, the OTDR application is the ideal solution for testing long-haul backbone networks, Metro/Access networks and FTTx deployments that incorporate passive optical networks (PONs). The CMA5000a OTDR application also features SCPI command support for remote operation or automated testing routines.
To satisfy the most demanding testing requirements, the CMA5000a series OTDR modules, feature a multitude of available wavelengths including 850, 1300, 1310, 1383, 1490, 1550 and 1625 nm.
For ultra-long haul systems, the CMA5000a OTDR modules feature up to 50 dB of dynamic range (enough to see approximately 250 km of fiber).
To simplify testing, the CMA5000a features dedicated testing modes to automate and simplify the task at hand. FAULT LOCATE mode is designed for the novice just starting out or someone who only uses an OTDR occasionally. Simply connect the fiber and press test, the unit will verify the fiber is connected correctly, select testing parameters, execute the test and provide a text response indicating fault/break location and end to end loss.
For those who have more experience or would like to perform more advanced testing, STANDARD OTDR mode allows the user to select all parameters, compare up to eight traces and even generate splice loss reports. Cable commissioning is also automated through the use of CONSTRUCTION OTDR mode where a wizard allows the user to select the required testing wavelengths, number of fibers and file naming scheme. The wizard then becomes the project manager guiding the user through the testing and ensuring consistency with testing parameters, eliminating user induced errors.