EXFO’s AXS-100 Handheld OTDR series covers the whole range of short-haul OTDR test applications. Featuring unrivaled event dead zones and first-class dynamic ranges, it includes four models to better suit your specific OTDR testing requirements.
- AXS-110 All-Fiber OTDR
Combining singlemode and multimode capabilities for enterprise, campus and access networks, this model offers the 850, 1300, 1310 and 1550 nm wavelengths, with respective dynamic ranges of 24, 25, 32 and 30 dB.
- AXS-110-SM Singlemode OTDR
Ideal for FTTx/access and CATV testing, this model offers the 1310 and 1550 nm wavelengths, with respective dynamic ranges of 32 and 30 dB.
- AXS-110-MM Multimode OTDR
Optimized for enterprise testing on both 50 and 62.5 µm multimode fiber, this model offers the 850 and 1300 nm wavelengths, with respective dynamic ranges of 24 and 25 dB.
- AXS-100 Access OTDR
Designed for singlemode OTDR troubleshooting, it features an in-service PON troubleshooting option and offers the 1310, 1550 and 1625 nm wavelengths, with respective dynamic ranges of 29, 28 and 28 dB.
- Fast trace function: one-touch testing for top user-friendliness
- 8-hour power autonomy
- USB port (memory-stick compatible) for easy data transfer
- Large internal memory (up to 500 results)
- Transflective color display for viewing clear results under bright sunlight
- Superior automated analysis for a better, easier
and faster diagnosis
- Automatic pass/fail analysis and macrobend locating
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The AXS-110 OTDR: the LAN/WAN Test SolutionEasy Location and Characterization of EventsThe AXS-110 OTDR models help you boost test productivity for inside-plant applications. Its exceptional 0.8 m event dead zone enables you to easily locate and characterize all events between the transmitter and the central office’s fiber, access and FTTH network applications, where events are usually closely spaced.Multimode and Singlemode FlexibilityThe AXS-110 All-Fiber OTDR combines singlemode and multimode functionalities, ideal for premises/private/enterprise network testing. Test multimode fiber within premises, or singlemode fiber between premises—all with a single OTDR unit—and maximize your return on investment.End-to-End PON CharacterizationThe AXS-110 OTDR models let you test through high-port-count splitters—even 1 x 32 splitters—perfect for passive optical network (PON) testing.AXS-110 All-Fiber OTDR: Key Advantages
- Perfect tool for tier-2 certification of premises networks
- Pass/fail features that comply with industry standards such as TIA 568c and IEEE 802.3ah
- Highest dynamic range of the industry for a handheld OTDR
- Power meter option, for crosschecking the total loss using the built-in OTDR laser in continuous source mode
The AXS-100 Access OTDR: the Definitive Troubleshooting OTDREXFO’s AXS-100 Access OTDR combines the industry’s leading OTDR technology with power meter functionalities in one powerful handheld unit. Optimized for point-to-point testing of passive optical networks (PON) within FTTx architectures, it offers several wavelength configurations and a wide range of options, for first-class flexibility.In-Service PON Troubleshooting OptionThe AXS-100 Access OTDR is specifically designed for in-service PON troubleshooting. It features an optional dedicated port for testing at 1625 nm incorporating a filter that rejects all unwanted signals (1310, 1490 and 1550 nm) that could contaminate the OTDR measurement. The filter only lets through the 1625 nm OTDR signal, ensuring accurate OTDR measurements.In-service OTDR troubleshooting of optical fiber does not interfere with the normal operation and expected performance of the information channels. EXFO’s AXS-100 does not interfere with the CO’s laser transmitters, as it uses an out-of-band wavelength, as per the ITU-T L.41 recommendation (Maintenance Wavelength on Fibers Carrying Signals).
Unique Trace Analysis Software Features, for Fast, Reliable ResultsAXS-100 series OTDRs make link assessment a fast, simple task, providing unparalleled ease of use, even for technicians with little background in optical/OTDR testing. Designed for boosting OTDR testing efficiency, whether for multimode or singlemode applications, the AXS-100 software offers:
- Full access to OTDR traces from major test equipment manufacturers
Based on the universal Bellcore format (.sor, Telcordia SR-4731), the software lets you access OTDR traces from various test and measurement manufacturers. You can therefore seamlessly switch to the AXS-100 series and still refer to your previously archived OTDR files.
- Summary screen
View all your test results at once. Enjoy fail-safe OTDR post-analysis.
- Faster acquisition—five seconds
Spend less time retrieving your OTDR traces, speeding up your test cycles.
- Best-in-class software analysis
EXFO’s leading expertise in OTDR testing and trace analysis lets you benefit from high-end software in a handheld unit. Focus on what’s real: generate a list of all events actually present on the link.
The Fiber Technician’s Complete Test Set—Value-Added OptionsIP TestingPerforming complete access network testing also means testing the delivered service. With the AXS-100’s IP testing option, you can perform basic IP verification that will facilitate future troubleshooting operations.Visual Fault LocatorIdeal for easily identifying macrobends, bad splices or bad connectors, this option delivers built-in 650 nm visual fault location on a universal connector.GeX Power MeterThe AXS-100’s optional power meter covers the 800 to 1650 nm range, offering a power range of –60 to 26 dBm (GeX 2 mm); it is also calibrated according to CWDM wavelengths. The optional power meter comes with a three-year recommended calibration interval, providing for a very low cost of ownership.SmartKit SoftwareSave time on the field with automated software analysis functions. Let the instrument work for you. This software package combines automatic macrobend detection, pass/fail and fault finding features. It enables you to access all your results at once and easily check link status. A single summary screen shows you detailed pass/fail status, fiber-length measurements and pinpoint macrobend localization.Fiber Inspection ProbeIn any optical network, connectors should be kept clean and in good condition—which is not always easy in outside conditions. You can quickly and easily inspect fiber ends or connectors using a fiber inspection probe, and view the endfaces on the AXS-100’s high-resolution display. Then, save your image captures for future documentation purposes.