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FOA lossCalc estimates the optical loss of a fibre optic link. This will save time for the install needing to know whether test results are reasonable and/or make a "pass/fail" determination. It can also help designer of a link to determine if communications equipment will operate over this link.

By choosing the type of link (single or multimode) and specifying the length of the fibre and numbers of connections ans splices, it will calculate the end to end loss of the link. The App has default specifications for singlemode and multimode links or may create custom setups with specifications appropriate for any application.

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Fibre Optic 400x Inspection Microscope

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Handheld and lightweight microscope available in 400x magnifications. Light passes through the objective lens and adapter tip, striking the ferrule perpendicular to the end face, producing a high level of resolution and excellent detail of scratches and contamination.

White LED illumination provides 100,000 hours life
A third of the cost of industry standard microscopes
Perfect vision of ferrules
Handheld & lightweight
Momentary on/off switch for light source
Fine focus control wheel

Accepts ST, SC and FC connectors
Robust construction
Built-in IR filter

Takes 3 x AAA batteries (included)


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The one-handed tool allows anyone to perform basic tests on fibre and quickly identifies polarity issues and failed transceivers. The presence of near infra-red light is indicated by means of an audible sound and LED.

Key features

  • Detects optical power in SM and MM fiber (850 to 1625 nm)
  • No setup or interpretation – light and sound indicate signal
  • “Non-contact” detector reduces risk of contamination and damage
  • Suitable for ports and patch cords, SM, MM, UPC and APC
  • LightBeat™ indicates operation and battery status

Easy troubleshooting

Designed for one-handed operation, the FiberLert™ is an easy-to-use troubleshooting tool that allows technicians and engineers to simply test for the presence of near infra-red light without the need for complicated setup or interpretation of the measurement data. When placed in front of an active fibre optic port or patch cord, the tester emits a continuous light and optional tone. The tool is unique in the market for users to resolve the cause of the communications failure in fibre-optic networks.

Removing the guesswork

Fibre networks carry a significant amount of data and issues that arise can impact many users making a quick resolution essential.

“There are a lot of network engineers and technicians who need to test and troubleshoot fibre connections on an occasional basis but lack the tools and expertise to do so,” said Robert Luijten, Fluke Networks training manager and test and measurement expert. “So, they are forced to guess as to the cause of a communication issue and replace components such as transceivers and patch cords in the hope of solving the issue.”

FiberLert removes the guesswork by clearly indicating where the signal is present and where it is not. This allows users to quickly pinpoint and remedy the cause of the problem, such as a failed transceiver or failed patch cord and replace it. FiberLert supports single-mode, multimode, UPC/APC patch cords and ports and can test without contacting the port or patch cord, reducing the risk of contamination or damage.

Keeping it simple

FiberLert’s LightBeat™ feature flashes the LED, indicating a powered-on condition and good battery. A timer shuts the tester off after five minutes of inactivity to extend battery life. Rugged design includes a convenient pocket clip and is backed by a two-year warranty.