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Fiber Optics Test Equipment Catalog
INTRODUCTION
ABOUT OWL - Optical Wavelength Laboratories, Inc. (OWL) was founded over five years ago with the idea that
high-quality, accurate, and user-friendly test equipment can be affordable. Since then, OWL has become well
accepted globally in the fiber optics industry, upholding its commitment to providing quality, yet affordable fiber test
equipment.
Utilizing industry standards such as TIA, EIA, ISO/IEC and Telcordia standards and Fiber Optic Test Procedures
(FOTPs), all OWL fiber optic test equipment is calibrated and traceable to National Institute of Standards &
Technology (N.I.S.T.). OWL has proven quite able to give fiber optic professionals reliable test results for network
quality assurance. These results are readily downloadable by most OWL meters to produce meaningful fiber
optic certification repots via free OWL Reporter software.
ABOUT OWL PRODUCTS - OWL’s fiber optic test equipment line includes optical power meters, optical loss test
sets, optical return loss meters, multimode and single mode test kits, light sources, talk sets, optical length testers,
and visual fault locators, as well as a range of accessories for cleaning and connectivity. Applications include:
LAN, WAN, MAN, Telco, CATV, Laboratory, and FTTH. All OWL test equipment come with a two year limited
warranty, covering manufacturing and assembly defects. Re-calibration is reasonably priced at 50.00 dollars per
unit.
Over 5 years
of excellence !
Quality fiber optic
test equipment
manufacturing
since 2000.
WHO USES OWL METERS - In OWL’s history of over five years on the market, OWL has achieved a high profile
list of professional organizations that utilize OWL meters for vital test results. OWL fiber optic certification reports
assure them of the quality of service of their mission critical fiber optic networks. Below is a sample of a few highprofile organizations the use OWL fiber optic test equipment.
Telecom
Alcatel Internetworking
AOL Time Warner
AT&T
Black Box Networks
Charter Communications
Cisco Systems
EMC Computer Systems
Frontier Communications
Fujitsu Network Services
JDS Uniphase
Level (3) Communications
Nextel Communications
NTT Advanced Technology
Qwest Communications
SBC
Sprint
Sun Micro Systems
TDS Telecom
Verizon
Energy
Conoco
Florida Power and Light
GE Nuclear Energy
Oklahoma Gas & Electric
Progress Energy
Texaco Chevron
Westar Energy
National Laboratories
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Defense
Defense Logistics Agency
Defense Information Systems Agency
Naval Air Warfare Center
Naval Research Lab
Naval Satellite Op Center(NAVSOC)
Naval Security Group Activity
Naval Support Activity
Naval Surface Warfare Center
NORAD at Cheyenne Mtn.
Pentagon*
US Air Force
US Army
US Coast Guard
US Department of State
US Marines
US NAVY
Government Agencies
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Bureau of Investigation
National Weather Service
Social Security Administration
USDA
US Mint
US Postal Service
Finance & Banking
GMAC
NCR
Wachovia Corporation
Wells Fargo Bank
Aerospace
Lockheed Martin
McDonnell Douglas (Boeing)
Northrop Grumman
PanAmSat Corporation (Division of
HUGHES)
Raytheon
TRW
Vandenberg Tracking Station
Industrial/Manufacturing
Anteon
Atmel Semiconductor
BAE Systems
Black & Decker
Chubb Security Systems
Cutler-Hammer
GE Medical Systems
General Dynamics
General Motors
Hartz Mountain Corp
Honeywell
Intel Corp.
International Paper
Motorola
Pepsi-Cola
Qlogic Corp.
Rockwell International
Samsung
Siemens
Simplex
Tyco Electronics
Westinghouse
Entertainment
NBC News
Viacom
Walt Disney World
KCSN
KPDX
KTVK
WDBJ
Educational
Baker College
California Instutite of Technology
Colorado State University
Eastern Illinois University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michigan State University
Ohio University
Pennsylvania State University
Texas Wesleyan University
University of Arizona
University of California-Davis
University of California-Los Angeles
University of California-Santa Barbara
University of Connecticut
University of Hawaii
University of Michigan
University of Nebraska
University of North Carolina
plus many other community colleges and
local school districts
NOTICE: All company names above are trademarked and are the sole property of their respective owners.
Contact OWL
Optical Wavelength Laboratories, Inc.
N9623 West US Hwy 12
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: 262-473-0643
Fax: 262-473-8737
Website:
OWL-INC.COM
E-mail:
info.request@owl-inc.com
US Government CAGE code:
35XR0
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FIBER OWL 4 SERIES OPTICAL POWER METERS
1
FIBER OWL 4 SERIES FIBER OPTIC TEST KITS
2
MICRO OWL SERIES OPTICAL POWER METERS
3
MICRO OWL SERIES FIBER OPTIC TEST KITS
4
WAVETESTER SERIES OPTICAL POWER METERS
5
WAVETESTER SERIES FIBER OPTIC TEST KITS
6
ZOOM SERIES OPTICAL POWER METERS
7
ZOOM SERIES FIBER OPTIC TEST KITS
8
WAVESOURCE SERIES MM/SM FIBER OPTIC LIGHT SOURCES
9
DUAL OWL MM / LASER OWL SM FIBER OPTIC LIGHT SOURCES
10
HOOTS/LASER HOOTS MM/SM FIBER OPTIC TALK SETS
11
PRECISION COUPLED VISUAL FAULT LOCATOR (PCVFL)
12
VISUAL OPTICAL LENGTH TESTER (VOLT)
13
BEAMING OPTICAL LENGTH TESTER (BOLT)
14
FIBER OWL 4 ORL SERIES OPTICAL RETURN LOSS METER
15
FIBER TO THE HOME (FTTH) TEST KITS
16
ACCESSORIES
17
ADVANTAGES OF USING A FIBER OPTIC CERTIFICATION TEST KIT
20
NEED HELP CHOOSING A POWER METER? CALL 262-473-0643!
Use the feature list below to assist you in choosing the right power meter for your needs. You may also call our knowledgeable staff at 262-473-0643 for assistance.
ZOOM
55
3
SILICON ZOOM
55
3
INTEGRATED VISUAL
FAULT LOCATOR
MAXIMUM CALIBRATED
WAVELENGTHS
8
BI-DIRECTIONAL
TESTING
DYNAMIC RANGE (dB)
65
REMOTE
MONITORING
WAVETESTER
BATTERY CHARGER
4
AUTO λ DETECTION
70
SOFTWARE LINK
CERTIFICATION
MICRO OWL
IN-FIELD LINK
CERTIFICATION
8
DATA STORAGE
75
SINGLEMODE
FIBER OWL 4
MULTIMODE
8
ZERO REFERENCE
75
POWER AND LOSS
MEASUREMENT
FIBER OWL 4 ORL
POWER
METER
SERIES
FIBER LINK LENGTH
MEASUREMENT
OPTIONAL FEATURES
OPTICAL RETURN LOSS
MEASUREMENT
STANDARD FEATURES
Fiber Optic
Test Equipment
Description
The Fiber OWL 4 is a highly accurate hand-held optical power meter, capable of performing a wide range of
functions from simple optical power and loss measurements to standards-based link certification. Its builtin Link Wizard walks the user through a series of steps, prompting the user to pick the parameters of their
link under test, and sets an optical reference based on these parameters. This optical reference is used as a
point of reference by which a link will PASS or FAIL against the chosen fiber standard. When used with OWL
WaveSource fiber optic light sources, the Fiber OWL 4 provides fiber optic professionals with automatic
wavelength switching so that the meter and light source are always set to the same wavelength, and
automatic dual-wavelength storage cuts down on testing time and human error. Up to 1000 fiber runs can
be stored memory, and can be downloaded into a PC using our free OWL Reporter software via the supplied
serial cable. OWL Reporter displays fiber tests in either a summary or detail view, and prints out
professional-looking certification reports that can be passed along to customers as proof of link certification.
Data can also be saved to hard disk for later retrieval. A 2.5mm universal and 1.25 universal connector port
are included to connect to a wide variety of popular fiber optic connectors, including SC, ST, FC, LC, and
SFF. A filtered detector option is available for high-power applications such as CATV and telco (”C”
versions), and the Fiber OWL 4 BOLT (”B” versions) comes configured with an integrated length tester used
for accurate optical length measurement of a fiber link. The Fiber OWL 4 is enclosed in high-impact plastic,
and a protective rubber boot provides additional shock protection. It’s large backlit display is easy to read,
and the 18-key pad allows for easy data entry. It can be used in many test environments, including LAN,
MAN, WAN, FTTH, Telco, CATV, Manufacturing, and Laboratory.
Applications include:
– Certification Testing
– Active Equipment Optical Power Testing
– Attenuation Testing
– Optical Loss Testing
– FTTH Link Loss Verification – Patch Cord Testing
The Fiber OWL 4 BOLT uses OWL’s optical length testing technology as a
unique, low-cost alternative for users who need to measure the length of
optical fibers. Fiber installations are increasingly required to have fiber
length measurements to comply with bid requirements. Kits including the
Fiber OWL 4 BOLT fit the bill nicely. The length tester in the Fiber OWL 4
BOLT use a “round-robin” method of measuring fiber length. This is
accomplished by looping back two fibers at one end of the fiber run with a
patch cord. The round trip time that the light takes to travel through both
fibers is converted to length in kilometers, then divided by two to show the
length of the fiber cable. There is no need to measure the length of all the
fibers; the length measurement can be applied to all fibers in the cable. This
method of length testing provides accurate measurements, and saves time
and money. Measuring fiber by the jacket or manual length measurement
are accepted methods of measurement; however, there are many scenarios
where this may not be possible. Length markings may be hard to reach if
they are already terminated in a patch panel, and networks that contain riser
cables may not be accurately measured. Optical measurement of fiber
produces accurate results without the need for jacket markings or manual
length measurement.
Specifications
NIST-traceable Wavelengths (nm)
Additional Calibrated Wavelengths (nm)
Measurement Range (dBm; FO-4/FO-4B)
Measurement Range (dBm; FO-4C/FO-4BC)
Accuracy (dB)
Resolution (dB)
Battery Life (hours)
Detector Port
Dimensions
Weight
850, 1300, 1310, 1550
980, 1490, 1625
+5 to -70
+25 to -50
+0.15
0.01
up to 100 (9V)
Universal 2.5/1.25mm
3.48” x 6.48” x 1.1”
12 oz. (373 g)
Ordering Info
FO-4
FO-4B
FO-4C
FO-4BC
U2.5-4
U1.25-4
Fiber OWL 4 optical power meter
Fiber OWL 4 BOLT optical power meter
Fiber OWL 4C optical power meter
Fiber OWL 4C BOLT optical power meter
Replacement 2.5mm universal connector port
Replacement 1.25mm universal connector port
895.00
1400.00
940.00
1445.00
35.00
35.00
Optical Length Measurement
Symbolic
Fiber
Link
NOTE: the Fiber OWL 4 BOLT is not an OTDR-like device. It does not measure distance to a
fault, but measures the total length of a fiber link based on a two-fiber loopback method.
Description
Fiber OWL 4 Series test kits are ideal for the fiber optic professional who requires
standards-based certification of fiber links, including TIA-568, ISO 11801, various Ethernet
standards, among others. The Fiber OWL 4 can also be configured with custom standards
to meet the needs of various fiber optic applications. All Fiber OWL 4 Series test kits come
with a Fiber OWL 4 Series optical power meter and a Wavesource light source, and can
also include a visual fault locator. Accessories include: a hard-shell carrying case,
protective rubber boots, carrying straps, download cable, 9-volt batteries, NIST-traceable
certificate of calibration, and a CD-ROM containing product manuals and OWL Reporter
software.
WaveSource light sources come in three versions:
WaveSource MM - contains a stabilized dual-wavelength LED source (850 and 1300nm)
in a single port for accurate testing of multimode fibers; can also include a VFL port
Wavesource SM - contains a stabilized dual-wavelength laser source (1310 and 1550nm)
in a single port for accurate testing of singlemode fibers; can also include a VFL port
WaveSource Quad - contains all four wavelengths (850 & 1300nm for multimode; 1310 &
1550nm for singlemode) in a single unit
For more detailed information about WaveSource light sources, see page 9.
Fiber OWL 4 MM Test Kits
SKU
KIT-FO4-WSMDxx
KIT-FO4-WSMDVxx
KIT-FO4B-WSMDxx
KIT-FO4B-WSMDVxx
Meter
Source
Fiber OWL 4
Fiber OWL 4
Fiber OWL 4B
Fiber OWL 4B
WaveSource MM
WaveSource MM *
WaveSource MM
WaveSource MM *
Auto Length
Test Test
Yes No
Yes No
Yes Yes
Yes Yes
Price
1440.00
1640.00
1945.00
2145.00
* - SKUs with the letter ‘V’ include a Visual Fault Locator port.
Fiber OWL 4 SM Test Kits
SKU
KIT-FO4-WSSDxx
KIT-FO4-WSSDVxx
KIT-FO4B-WSSDxx
KIT-FO4B-WSSDVxx
Meter
Source
Fiber OWL 4
Fiber OWL 4
Fiber OWL 4B
Fiber OWL 4B
WaveSource SM
WaveSource SM *
WaveSource SM
WaveSource SM *
Fiber OWL 4 SM/MM Test Kits
Auto Length
Test Test
Yes No
Yes No
Yes Yes
Yes Yes
Price
2190.00
2390.00
2695.00
2895.00
* - SKUs with the letter ‘V’ include a Visual Fault Locator port.
Accessories
To make your test kit complete, we have a broad range of accessories, including
patch cords, cleaning supplies, power transformers, and multimode inspection
scopes. OWL test kits come standard with carrying cases, protective rubber boots,
carrying straps, download cables, and universal connector ports; however,
replacements for these items are also available. For more information, please see
pages 17-19 or call 262-473-0643.
Auto Length
Price
Test Test
KIT-FO4-WSMDSDxx Fiber OWL 4 WaveSource Quad Yes No 2795.00
KIT-FO4B-WSMDSDxx Fiber OWL 4B WaveSource Quad Yes Yes 3300.00
SKU
Meter
Source
ADD
OPTIONAL UPGRADES
Precision Coupled Visual Fault Locator (PCVFL) Include ‘-V’ at end of the SKU 295.00
Notes
1) If a kit part number contains 'xx', please specify 'ST', 'SC', or 'FC' depending upon your
required connector type.
2) For more information about the PCVFL, see page 12.
3) Kits are also available with filtered detectors that are designed for CATV and other
high-power application testing. Please call OWL at 262-473-0643 with any questions.
Fiber Optic
Test Equipment
Description
The Micro OWL is a highly accurate hand-held optical power meter, capable of performing a wide
range of functions from simple optical power and loss measurements to standards-based link
certification of TIA-568-B.3 networks. Its built-in Link Wizard walks the user through a series of steps,
prompting the user to pick the parameters of their link under test, and sets an optical reference based
on these parameters. This optical reference is used as a point of reference by which a test will PASS or
FAIL. Up to 1000 fiber runs can be stored memory, and can be downloaded into a PC using our free
OWL Reporter software via the supplied serial cable. OWL Reporter displays fiber tests in either a
summary or detail view, and prints out professional-looking certification reports that can be passed
along to customers as proof of link certification. Data can also be saved to hard disk for later retrieval.
A 2.5mm universal and 1.25 universal connector port are included to connect to a wide variety of
popular fiber optic connectors, including SC, ST, FC, LC, and SFF. The Micro OWL is enclosed in
high-impact plastic, and a protective rubber boot provides additional shock protection. Its large backlit
display is easy to read, and the 18-key pad allows for easy data entry. It can be used in many test
environments, including LAN, MAN, WAN, Telco, CATV, Manufacturing, and Laboratory.
Applications include:
– TIA-568-B.3 Network Certification– Attenuation Measurements
– Patch Cord Testing
– Optical Loss Measurements
– Active Equipment Optical Power Measurements
Specifications
NIST-traceable Wavelengths (nm)
850, 1300, 1310, 1550
Measurement Range (dBm)
+5 to -70
Accuracy (dB)
+0.15
Resolution (dB)
0.01
Battery Life (hours)
up to 100 (9V)
Detector Port
Universal 2.5/1.25mm
Dimensions
4.94” x 2.75” x 1.28”
Weight
10 oz.
Ordering Info
645.00
MOUFX
Micro OWL optical power meter
U2.5-4
Replacement 2.5mm universal connector port
35.00
U1.25-4
Replacement 1.25mm universal connector port
35.00
Fiber Optic
Test Equipment
Micro OWL Series
Optical Loss Test Kits
Description
Micro OWL Series test kits are ideal for the fiber optic professional who requires
standards-based certification of TIA-568-B.3 fiber links, as well as quick link-budget
based optical loss measurements. All Micro OWL Series test kits come with a Micro OWL
optical power meter and a multimode and/or singlemode light source, and can also include
a visual fault locator. Accessories include: a hard-shell carrying case, protective rubber
boots, carrying straps, download cable, 9-volt batteries, NIST-traceable certificate of
calibration, and a CD-ROM containing product manuals and OWL Reporter software.
Three light source options are available:
Dual OWL 850 - contains a stabilized 850nm LED source for accurate testing of
multimode fibers at 850nm
Dual OWL - contains a stabilized dual-wavelength LED source (850/1300nm) for
accurate testing of multimode fibers
Laser OWL - contains a stabilized dual-wavelength laser source (1310/1550nm) for
accurate testing of singlemode fibers
For more detailed information about Dual OWL multimode and Laser OWL singlemode
light sources, see page 10.
Micro OWL MM Test Kits
SKU
KIT-MO-DO850st
KIT-MO-DO850sc
KIT-MO-DOst
KIT-MO-DOsc
Meter
Source
Micro OWL
Micro OWL
Micro OWL
Micro OWL
Dual OWL 850 ST
Dual OWL 850 SC
Dual OWL ST
Dual OWL SC
OPTIONAL UPGRADES *
Precision Coupled Visual Fault Locator
Beaming Optical Length Tester (BOLT)
Visual Optical Length Tester (VOLT)
Auto
Test
No
No
No
No
Length
Test
No
No
No
No
INCLUDE
‘-V’ at the end of the SKU
‘-BOLT-NL’ at the end of SKU
‘-VOLT’ at the end of the SKU
Price
814.00
829.00
1040.00
1065.00
ADD
295.00
575.00
395.00
Micro OWL SM/MM Test Kits
Micro OWL SM Test Kits
SKU
KIT-MO-LOxx
Meter
Source
Micro OWL
Laser OWL
OPTIONAL UPGRADES *
Precision Coupled Visual Fault Locator
Beaming Optical Length Tester (BOLT)
Visual Optical Length Tester (VOLT)
Auto
Test
No
Length
Test
No
INCLUDE
‘-V’ at the end of the SKU
‘-BOLT-NL’ at the end of SKU
‘-VOLT’ at the end of the SKU
Price
SKU
Meter
Source
Auto
Test
Length
Test
Price
KIT-MO-DOxx-LOxx
Micro OWL
Dual OWL
Laser OWL
No
No
2235.00
1840.00
ADD
295.00
575.00
395.00
Accessories
To make your test kit complete, we have a broad range of accessories, including
patch cords, cleaning supplies, power transformers, and multimode inspection
scopes. OWL test kits come standard with carrying cases, protective rubber boots,
carrying straps, download cables, and universal connector ports; however,
replacements for these items are also available. For more information, please see
pages 17-19 or call 262-473-0643.
OPTIONAL UPGRADES *
Precision Coupled Visual Fault Locator
Beaming Optical Length Tester (BOLT)
Visual Optical Length Tester (VOLT)
INCLUDE
‘-V’ at the end of the SKU
‘-BOLT-NL’ at the end of SKU
‘-VOLT’ at the end of the SKU
ADD
295.00
575.00
395.00
Notes
If the part number above contains 'xx', please specify 'ST', 'SC', or 'FC' depending upon
your required connector type.
* - NOTE ON OPTIONAL UPGRADES: up to 4 total units may be included in any kit. For
MM kits and SM kits, up to 2 of the upgrades may be chosen; for SM/MM test kits only one
of the upgrades may be chosen. Also, it is unnecessary to choose both the BOLT and the
VOLT since they both perform optical length measurement. For more information about
the PCVFL, BOLT, or VOLT, see their respective pages in this catalog, or call 262-4730643 with any questions.
Fiber Optic
Test Equipment
Description
Specifications
The WaveTester is a highly accurate hand-held optical power meter, capable of performing a wide
range of functions from simple optical power and loss measurements to standards-based link
certification. When used with OWL WaveSource fiber optic light sources, the WaveTester provides
fiber optic professionals with automatic wavelength switching so that the meter and light source are
always set to the same wavelength, and automatic dual-wavelength storage cuts down on testing
time and human error. Up to 100 fiber runs can be stored memory, and can be downloaded into a
PC using our free OWL Reporter software via the supplied serial cable. As data is downloaded,
OWL Reporter runs a link wizard that asks for information about the link under test which is used to
certify the data using one of several popular cabling standards. OWL Reporter displays fiber tests in
either a summary or detail view, and prints out professional-looking certification reports that can be
passed along to customers as proof of link certification. Data can also be saved to hard disk for later
retrieval. A 2.5mm universal and 1.25 universal connector port are included to connect to a wide
variety of popular fiber optic connectors, including SC, ST, FC, LC, and SFF. The WaveTester is
enclosed in high-impact plastic, and a protective rubber boot provides additional shock protection.
Its backlit display is easy to read, and the 4-button interface allows for easy operation. It can be
used in many test environments, including LAN, MAN, WAN, Telco, CATV, Manufacturing, and
Laboratory.
Applications include:
– Fiber Standard Certification
– Attenuation Measurements
– FTTH Link Loss Verification
– Patch Cord Testing
– Active Equipment Optical Power Measurements
– Optical Loss Measurements
NIST-traceable Wavelengths (nm)
850, 1300, 1310, 1550
Optional Additional Wavelengths (nm)
980, 1490
Measurement Range (dBm)
+5 to -60
Accuracy (dB)
+0.15
Resolution (dB)
0.01
Battery Life (hours)
up to 250 (9V)
Detector Port
Universal 2.5/1.25mm
Dimensions
4.94” x 2.75” x 1.28”
Weight
10 oz.
Ordering Info
WTUFX
WaveTester optical power meter
U2.5-4
Replacement 2.5mm universal connector port
450.00
35.00
U1.25-4
Replacement 1.25mm universal connector port
35.00
Description
WaveTester Series test kits are ideal for the fiber optic professional who requires
standards-based certification of fiber links, including TIA-568, ISO 11801, various
Ethernet standards, among others. The WaveTester can also be used to certify links using
custom standards to meet the needs of various fiber optic applications. All WaveTester
Series test kits come with a WaveTester optical power meter and a Wavesource light
source, and can also include a visual fault locator. Accessories include: a hard-shell
carrying case, protective rubber boots, carrying straps, download cable, 9-volt batteries,
NIST-traceable certificate of calibration, and a CD-ROM containing product manuals and
OWL Reporter software.
WaveSource light sources come in three versions:
WaveSource MM - contains a stabilized dual-wavelength LED source (850 and 1300nm)
in a single port for accurate testing of multimode fibers; can also include a VFL port
Wavesource SM - contains a stabilized dual-wavelength laser source (1310 and
1550nm) in a single port for accurate testing of singlemode fibers; can also include a VFL
port
WaveSource Quad - contains all four wavelengths (850 & 1300nm for multimode; 1310 &
1550nm for singlemode) in a single unit
For more detailed information about WaveSource light sources, see page 9.
WaveTester MM Test Kits
SKU
Meter
Source
KIT-WT-WSMDxx
KIT-WT-WSMDVxx
WaveTester
WaveTester
WaveSource MM
WaveSource MM *
Auto Length
Test Test
Yes
Yes
No
No
Price
995.00
1195.00
* - SKUs with the letter ‘V’ include a Visual Fault Locator port.
WaveTester SM Test Kits
SKU
KIT-WT-WSSDxx
KIT-WT-WSSDVxx
Meter
Source
WaveTester WaveSource SM
WaveTester WaveSource SM *
Auto Length
Test Test
Yes
Yes
No
No
Price
1745.00
1895.00
* - SKUs with the letter ‘V’ include a Visual Fault Locator port.
Accessories
To make your test kit complete, we have a broad range of accessories, including
patch cords, cleaning supplies, power transformers, and multimode inspection
scopes. OWL test kits come standard with carrying cases, protective rubber boots,
carrying straps, download cables, and universal connector ports; however,
replacements for these items are also available. For more information, please see
pages 17-19 or call 262-473-0643.
WaveTester SM/MM Test Kits
SKU
Meter
KIT-WT-WSMDSDxx WaveTester
Source
WaveSource Quad
Auto Length
Test Test
Yes
No
OPTIONAL UPGRADES
INCLUDE
Precision Coupled Visual Fault Locator Include ‘-V’ at the end of the SKU
Price
2350.00
ADD
295.00
Notes
If the part number above contains 'xx', please specify 'ST', 'SC', or 'FC' depending upon
your required connector type.
For more information about the PCVFL, see page 12.
Fiber Optic
Test Equipment
Description
Specifications
NIST-traceable Wavelengths (nm)
850, 1300/1310, 1550
The ZOOM is an accurate hand-held optical power meter, capable of measuring optical power and
loss in a wide range of test environments, including LAN, MAN, WAN, Telco, CATV, Manufacturing,
and Laboratory. Its 2.5mm universal connector port is able to connect to a wide variety of popular
fiber optic connectors, including SC, ST, & FC. An optional 1.25mm universal port can be purchased
separately to allow for connection to LC, MU, and other SFF connectors. ZOOM series optical
power meters are enclosed in high-impact plastic, and a protective rubber boot provides additional
shock protection. Its bright red LED display is easy to read, and a single push-button allows for
simple optical referencing.
Measurement Range (dBm)
+3 to -52
Accuracy (dB)
+0.24
Resolution (dB)
0.1
Battery Life (hours)
up to 15 (9V)
Detector Port
Universal 2.5
Dimensions
4.94” x 2.75” x 1.28”
Two models are available:
Weight
10 oz.
ZOOM (p/n: ZOUFX) - the ZOUFX is multimode/singlemode ready, and is configured with 850,
1300/1310, and 1550nm.
Silicon ZOOM (p/n: ZOUSFX) - the ZOUSFX contains a Silicon detector that allows testing of
multimode fibers at 650, 850, and 980nm.
Applications include:
– Attenuation Measurements
– Optical Loss Measurements
– Active Equipment Optical Power Measurements
– Patch Cord Testing
Ordering Info
ZOUFX
ZOOM optical power meter
289.00
ZOUSFX
Silicon ZOOM optical power meter
177.00
U2.5-4
Replacement 2.5mm universal connector port
35.00
U1.25-4
1.25mm universal connector port
35.00
Description
ZOOM Series test kits are ideal for the fiber optic professional who requires quick and simple
optical power and loss measurements. All ZOOM Series test kits come with a ZOOM Series
optical power meter and a multimode and/or singlemode light source, and can also include a
visual fault locator. Accessories include: a hard-shell carrying case, protective rubber boots,
carrying straps, 9-volt batteries, NIST-traceable certificate of calibration, and a CD-ROM
containing product manuals.
Three light source options are available:
Dual OWL 850 - contains a stabilized 850nm LED source for accurate testing of multimode
fibers at 850nm
Dual OWL - contains a stabilized dual-wavelength LED source (850/1300nm) for accurate
testing of multimode fibers
Laser OWL - contains a stabilized dual-wavelength laser source (1310/1550nm) for
accurate testing of singlemode fibers
For more detailed information about Dual OWL and Laser OWL light sources, see page 10.
ZOOM MM Test Kits
SKU
Meter
Source
KIT-ZOS-DO850st Silicon ZOOM Dual OWL 850 ST
KIT-ZOS-DO850sc Silicon ZOOM Dual OWL 850 SC
Dual OWL ST
KIT-ZO-DOst
ZOOM
Dual OWL SC
KIT-ZO-DOsc
ZOOM
OPTIONAL UPGRADES *
Precision Coupled Visual Fault Locator
Auto
Test
Length
Test
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Price
359.00
374.00
684.00
709.00
ADD
295.00
INCLUDE
‘-V’ at the end of the SKU
ZOOM SM/MM Test Kits
ZOOM SM Test Kits
SKU
KIT-ZO-LOxx
Meter
ZOOM
OPTIONAL UPGRADES *
Precision Coupled Visual Fault Locator
Source
Auto
Test
Length
Test
Price
Laser OWL
No
No
1484.00
INCLUDE
‘-V’ at the end of the SKU
ADD
295.00
Accessories
To make your test kit complete, we have a broad range of accessories, including
patch cords, cleaning supplies, power transformers, and multimode inspection
scopes. OWL test kits come standard with carrying cases, protective rubber boots,
carrying straps, download cables, and universal connector ports; however,
replacements for these items are also available. For more information, please see
pages 17-19 or call 262-473-0643.
SKU
Meter
Source
Auto
Test
Length
Test
Price
KIT-ZO-DOxx-LOxx
ZOOM
Dual OWL
Laser OWL
No
No
1879.00
OPTIONAL UPGRADES *
Precision Coupled Visual Fault Locator
INCLUDE
‘-V’ at the end of the SKU
ADD
295.00
Notes
If the part number above contains 'xx', please specify 'ST', 'SC', or 'FC' depending upon
your required connector type.
For more information about the PCVFL, see page 12, or call 262-473-0643 with any
questions.
Fiber Optic
Test Equipment
WaveSource Series Light Sources can be bundled with a Fiber
OWL or WaveTester optical power meter for accurate automatic
dual wavelength optical power and loss measurements in both
multimode and singlemode fiber links. See page 2 for more
details about Fiber OWL Series kits, and page 6 for WaveTester
Series kits.
Description
Specifications
WaveSource series fiber optic light sources offer the fiber optic professional a wide range of options for
their testing needs. Several combinations are available: multimode only, singlemode only, or both
multimode and singlemode. Our quad-wavelength version (WS-MDSD) has all four wavelengths
(850, 1300, 1310, 1550) in one unit! Visual Fault Locators (VFL) can also be added to multimode only
and singlemode only versions. VFLs can be used in both multimode and singlemode fibers. All
versions of the WaveSource have two transmission modes: Continuous Wave (CW) for accurate
temperature-stabilized fiber optic tests; and modulated mode. Modulated mode provides for an autotesting function when used with the Fiber OWL 4 or WaveTester optical power meters. The modulated
signal from the WaveSource tells the WaveTester to switch to the currently selected wavelength, which
eliminates much of the guesswork during tests, and saves valuable time. WaveSource series light
sources provide high output and stability at an economical price. The sources provide temperaturecompensated outputs, and have an intuitive 4-button interface with controls for power, transmission
mode, wavelength, and auto-test mode. LED indicators highlight the selected source and verify that
battery power is sufficient to maintain the calibrated output power. WaveSource light sources come
configured with your choice of SC, ST, or FC connector ports, as well as a protective rubber boot,
carrying strap, 9-volt battery, NIST-traceable certificate of calibration, and CD-ROM with operations
manual.
Light Source
Center Wavelength
850
1300
1310
1550
850 +30 / -10 nm
1300 ± 50 nm
1310 ± 20 nm
1550 ± 30 nm
Spectral Width
850
1300
1310
1550
50 nm
180 nm
2 nm
2 nm
Output Power
multimode
singlemode
-20.0 dBm (LED)
-10.0 dBm (FP laser)
Output Modes
Continuous Wave / Modulated
Visual Fault Locator
Center Wavelength
~650 nm
545.00
Output Type
Red fiber optic laser
745.00
Output Power
-2.0 dBm or greater
Output Modes
Continuous Wave/Modulated
Visual Range
up to 5 kilometers (3.1 miles)
Ordering Info
WS-MD
WaveSource MM (850/1300nm)
WS-MDV
WaveSource MM w/VFL port (850/1300nm & 650nm VFL)
WS-SD
WaveSource SM (1310/1550nm)
1295.00
WS-VSD
WaveSource SM w/VFL port (1310/1550nm & 650nm VFL)
1495.00
WS-MDSD WaveSource Quad (850/1300-MM & 1310/1550-SM)
1900.00
Specifications
Light Source
Center Wavelength
1310
1550
FREE LANYARD
WITH EACH UNIT
1310 ± 30 nm
1550 ± 30 nm
Spectral Width
1310
1550
2 nm
2 nm
Output Power
-10.0 dBm (FP Laser)
standard
high-power + 0.0 dBm (FP Laser)
Continuous Wave
Output Modes
Ordering Info
645.00
LO-1310xx
Laser OWL 1310 (1310nm)
LO-1550xx
Laser OWL 1550 (1550nm)
825.00
LO-1xx
Laser OWL (1310/1550nm)
1195.00
LO-1310xx-HP
Laser OWL 1310 High-Power (1310nm)
LO-1550xx-HP
Laser OWL 1550 High-Power (1550nm)
995.00
LO-1xx-HP
Laser OWL High-Power (1310/1550nm)
1450.00
795.00
Laser OWL Series light sources are also offered as a part of Micro OWL Series
and ZOOM Series test kits for accurate optical power and loss measurements.
See page 4 for more information on the Micro OWL Series, and page 8 for the
ZOOM Series.
Laser OWL Series Description
Laser OWL Series fiber optic light sources offer fiber optic professionals a cost effective option for high quality singlemode
fiber testing in a compact, handheld package. The temperature compensated outputs are calibrated to couple either of two
optical power levels into singlemode fibers: -10dBm (standard) or 0 dBm (high-power). Light source options are offered
with either 1310nm or 1550nm, or both 1310nm and 1550nm sources installed. The sources are simple to operate with a
single switch controlling power and selecting the output wavelength. LED indicators highlight the selected source and
verify that battery power is sufficient to maintain the calibrated output power. Laser OWL Series light sources come
configured with your choice of SC, ST, or FC connector ports, as well as a protective rubber boot, carrying strap, 9-volt
battery, NIST-traceable certificate of calibration, and CD-ROM with operations manual.
Dual OWL Series Description
Dual OWL Series fiber optic light sources offer fiber optic professionals a cost effective option for high quality multimode
fiber testing in a compact, handheld package. The temperature compensated outputs are calibrated to couple -20dBm
of optical power into multimode fiber. Light source options are offered with either 850nm or 1300nm, or both 850nm and
1300nm sources installed. The sources are simple to operate with a single switch controlling power and selecting the
output wavelength. LED indicators highlight the selected source and verify that battery power is sufficient to maintain the
calibrated output power. Dual OWL Series light sources come configured with your choice of SC or ST connector ports,
as well as a protective rubber boot, carrying strap, 9-volt battery, NIST-traceable certificate of calibration, and CD-ROM
with operations manual.
Ordering Info
Specifications
Center Wavelength
850
850 ± 20 nm
1300 1300 + 50 / -10 nm
Spectral Width
850
1300
35 nm
170 nm
Output Power
-20.0 dBm (LED)
Output Modes
Continuous Wave
DO-850st
Dual OWL 850 ST (850nm; ST connector)
169.00
DO-850sc
Dual OWL 850 SC (850nm; SC connector)
184.00
DO-1300st
Dual OWL 1300 ST (1300nm; ST connector)
325.00
DO-1300sc
Dual OWL 1300 SC (1300nm; SC connector)
340.00
DO-1st
Dual OWL ST (850/1300nm; ST connectors)
395.00
DO-1sc
Dual OWL SC
420.00
Dual OWL Series light sources are also offered as a part of Micro OWL Series and
ZOOM Series test kits for accurate optical power and loss measurements. See
page 4 for more information on the Micro OWL Series, and page 8 for the ZOOM
Series.
FREE LANYARD
WITH EACH UNIT
Fiber Optic
Test Equipment
Description
Specifications
HOOTS stands for High Output Optical Talk Set. HOOTS Series fiber optic talk sets use our light source
technology to convert your voice into optical signals, and provide full-duplex communications using a pair of
terminated optical fibers. These talk sets are a reliable alternative to wireless communications systems used
within a premise environment due to their electromagnetic immunity. We designed the HOOTS Series to be
economical in order to be sold as an alternative to walkie-talkies. Optionally, they can be embedded as a
permanent part of a fiber network installation. Use them during the installation for end-to-end voice
communications, then after installation leave them attached to a spare pair of optical fibers inside the fiber
patch panel. This way, the HOOTS can be used by Information Technology (I.T.) personnel for
communications whenever operations or management functions need to be done in the fiber cable closet.
There are several advantages to using a fiber talk set versus walkie talkies. The first advantage is when I.T.
personnel are setting up voice or data optical equipment, they may give away passwords and secret net
addresses over un-secure walkie-talkie channels to a nearby neighborhood of listening ears! The second
advantage is that everyone is buying these cheap walkie-talkies from the local discount stores. It’s getting
much more difficult to find free channels over the air waves. The third advantage is the noise and walls in
many plants drown out radio signals. Fiber communications is more secure and most of all, immune to the
effects of EMI/RFI. Four models are available: HOOTS 850 and HOOTS 1300 for communicating over
multimode fibers, and Laser HOOTS 1310 and Laser HOOTS 1550 for singlemode fibers. Each set comes
with a headset and headset adapter, hard-shell carrying case, protective rubber boots, carrying straps, 9-volt
batteries, NIST-traceable certificate of calibration, and CD-ROM with operations manual.
Center Wavelength
850
1300
1310
1550
850 +30 / -10 nm
1300 ± 50 nm
1310 ± 20 nm
1550 ± 30 nm
Spectral Width
850
1300
1310
1550
50 nm
180 nm
2 nm
2 nm
Output Power
multimode
singlemode
-20.0 dBm (LED)
-10.0 dBm (FP laser)
Receiver Dynamic Range
-20 to -40 dBm
Initial Accuracy
± 0.10 dB
Dimensions
4.94” x 2.75” x 1.28”
To calculate talkset distance:
Ordering Info
HO-850
HOOTS 850 multimode talk set (850nm; LED; ST connectors)
where:
490.00
900.00
HO-1300
HOOTS 1300 multimode talk set (1300nm; LED; ST connectors)
LH-1310
Laser HOOTS 1310 singlemode talk set (1310nm; Laser; ST connectors)
1490.00
LH-1550
Laser HOOTS 1550 singlemode talk set (1550nm; Laser; ST connectors)
1850.00
D=R/A
D = talkset distance
R = dynamic range (HOOTS = 20 dB)
A= typical fiber attenuation at specified λ
Example (λ = 1300nm, R = 20 dB, A = 1.0 dB/km):
D = 20 dB / (1.0 dB/km) = 20 km
Specifications
Launch Method
Red Laser
Output Power
>1 mW
Output Modes
CW / Flash
Visual Range
up to 5 kilometers
Battery Life
15 hours
Low Battery Indicator
Yes
Connector Style
ST
Dimensions
4.94” x 2.75” x 1.28”
Ordering Info
PCVFL
Precision-Coupled Visual Fault Locator
295.00
Warning
Invisible optical radiation when
power switch is set to the ON
position – Avoid eye exposure to
direct or scattered radiation
PCVFL Description
PCVFL (Precision Coupled Visual Fault Locator) is a light-weight, hand-held tool used to quickly troubleshoot faults
in the near-end of both singlemode and multimode fibers, as well as used for port identification and fiber continuity.
The PCVFL holds its own against the best visual fault locators (VFL) in the industry. As with any quality VFL, the
PCVFL uses a precision-coupled laser diode to inject a maximum amount of optical energy into an optical fiber. A
multi-million dollar semiconductor machine is used in the manufacture of a special precision coupled micro sized
ball lens. This tiny ball lens is used to focus the high-intensity red laser at the optimum point of the optical fiber core.
Since cheap laser light pens do not use precision-coupling optics, their red lasers are not focused at the correct
point, and thus produce sub-par results. Each unit comes with a protective rubber boot, carrying strap, 9-volt
battery, and CD-ROM with operations manual.
Application #1: Port Identification
Symbolic
Fiber
Link
The PCVFL can help take the guesswork out of
identifying ports in a fiber patch panel or
checking polarity of a duplex connector.
Connect the PCVFL to one end of a fiber link,
and the high-intensity, precision-coupled red
laser diode will allow the user to visually identify
the port by the presence of a red glow emitting
from the connector on the other end. The
PCVFL allows for visual port identification of
fiber optic links up to 5 kilometers (3.1 miles)
away!
Application #2: Visual Fault Location
The PCVFL can also be used as a troubleshooting tool to determine if there are breaks, micro-bends, or
any other anomalies causing excessive loss within the first few feet of the fiber under test, located in the
splice tray. The laser diode in the PCVFL injects high-intensity red laser light into the near-end connector.
If this light encounters any anomalies, such as a break or a micro-bend, the light is deflected into the fiber
jacket, producing a red glow at the point of the anomaly. Some optical fiber jackets are colored so that it is
difficult to see red light shining through, so it is recommended to keep the room light at a minimum when
using the PCVFL for visual fault location.
Fiber Optic
Test Equipment
VOLT (Visual Optical Length Tester)
Optical Length Testers
Visual Optical Length Tester (VOLT) Description
The VOLT uses a visible laser that can measure fiber links of up to 1.5 kilometers, and is accurate to within ±2.5 meters. In addition
to length testing, the VOLT’s high-intensity laser permits it to do double duty as a visual fault locator, and a pulsing mode allows for
easy visual fiber identification.
Each unit comes with a protective rubber boot, carrying strap, 9-volt battery, NIST-traceable certificate of calibration, and CD-ROM
with operations manual.
For more information about OWL optical length testing technology, see page 14.
Specifications
Range
up to 1.5 km
Accuracy
± 2.5 m (7 feet)
Resolution
0.001 km (1 meter)
Ordering Info
VOLT
Visual Optical Length Tester (red laser)
395.00
Other Function Doubles as a Visual Fault Locator (VFL)
Application #1: Fiber Length Measurement
The VOLT is designed to measure the length of optical
fiber links up to 1.5km, and is accurate to ±2.5 meters!
The VOLT uses a "round-robin" method of measuring
fiber length. This is accomplished by looping back two
fibers at one end of the fiber run. The round trip time
that the light takes to travel through the fibers is
converted to length in kilometers, then divided by two
to show the length of the fiber cable. There is no need
to measure the length of all the fibers; the length
measurement can be applied to all fibers in the cable.
The VOLT can also be used to verify the amount of fiber
on a spool prior to installation simply by connecting to
the ends of the spool and multiplying the displayed
fiber length by two.
Symbolic
Fiber
Link
Note: the VOLT is not an OTDR-like device. It does not measure distance to a fault. It is designed to measure the
total length of a fiber link based on a two-fiber loopback method.
Application #2: Visual Fault Location
The VOLT can also be used as a troubleshooting tool to determine if there are breaks, micro-bends, or any
other anomalies causing excessive loss within the first few feet of the fiber under test, located in the splice
tray. The laser diode in the VOLT injects high-intensity red laser light into the near-end connector. If this light
encounters any anomalies, such as a break or a micro-bend, the light is deflected into the fiber jacket,
producing a red glow at the point of the anomaly. Some optical fiber jackets are colored so that it is difficult to
see red light shining through, so it is recommended to keep the room light at a minimum when using the VOLT
for visual fault location.
Application #3: Port Identification
Symbolic
Fiber
Link
The VOLT can help take the guesswork out of
identifying ports in a fiber patch panel or checking
polarity of a duplex connector. Connect the
VOLT to one end of a fiber link, and the highintensity, precision-coupled red laser diode will
allow the user to visually identify the port by the
presence of a red glow emitting from the
connector on the other end. The VOLT allows for
visual port identification of fiber optic links up to 5
kilometers (3.1 miles) away!
Fiber Optic
Test Equipment
BOLT-NL (Beaming Optical Length Tester)
Optical Length Testers
OWL Optical Length Tester Technology
OWL optical length testers offers a unique, low-cost alternative for users who need to measure the length of optical fibers. Fiber installations are increasingly required to have
fiber length measurements to comply with bid requirements. Rather than purchasing a new certification test set that can cost thousands of dollars, these items can be added to
an installer’s existing fiber test kit. OWL length testers use a “round-robin” method of measuring fiber length. This is accomplished by looping back two fibers at one end of the
fiber run with a patch cord. The round trip time that the light takes to travel through both fibers is converted to length in kilometers, then divided by two to show the length of the
fiber cable. There is no need to measure the length of all the fibers; the length measurement can be applied to all fibers in the cable. This method of length testing provides
accurate measurements, and saves time and money. Measuring fiber by the jacket or manual length measurement are accepted methods of measurement; however, there
are many scenarios where this may not be possible. Length markings may be hard to reach if they are already terminated in a patch panel, and networks that contain riser
cables may not be accurately measured. Optical measurement of fiber produces accurate results without the need for jacket markings or manual length measurement.
Beaming Optical Length Tester (BOLT-NL) Description
The BOLT-NL can measure fiber links of up to 25 kilometers, and is accurate to within ±2.5 meters. Each unit comes
with a protective rubber boot, carrying strap, 9-volt battery, and CD-ROM with operations manual.
Specifications
Range
up to 25 km
Accuracy
± 2.5 m (7 feet)
Resolution
0.001 km (1 meter)
Other Function
2 kHz tone mode for use with fiber identifiers
Ordering Info
BOLT-NL
Beaming Optical Length Tester
575.00
Application #1: Fiber Length Measurement
The BOLT-NL is designed to measure the length of optical fiber links up to 25km, and is accurate to ±2.5 meters! The BOLT-NL uses a "round-robin" method of measuring
fiber length. This is accomplished by looping back two fibers at one end of the fiber run. The round trip time that the light takes to travel through the fibers is converted to length
in kilometers, then divided by two to show the length of the fiber cable. There is no need to measure the length of all the fibers; the length measurement can be applied to all
fibers in the cable. The BOLT-NL can also be used to verify the amount of fiber on a spool prior to installation simply by connecting to the ends of the spool and multiplying the
displayed fiber length by two.
Symbolic
Fiber
Link
NOTE: the BOLT is not an OTDR-like device. It does not measure distance to a fault. It is designed to measure the total length of a fiber link based on a two-fiber loopback method.
Description
Specifications
The Fiber OWL 4 ORL is a highly accurate hand-held optical return loss meter, designed to
measure the return loss of singlemode fiber networks. Additionally, it can be used for a wide
range of functions from simple optical power and loss measurements to standards-based link
certification of singlemode fibers. Its built-in Link Wizard walks the user through a series of steps,
prompting the user to pick the parameters of their link under test, and sets an ORL reference
based on these parameters. This reference is used as a point of reference by which a test will
PASS or FAIL against the specified ORL level. When used with an OWL WaveSource
singlemode fiber optic light source, the Fiber OWL 4 ORL provides fiber optic professionals with
automatic wavelength switching so that the meter and source are always set to the same
wavelength, and automatic dual-wavelength storage cuts down on testing time and human error.
Up to 1000 fiber measurements can be stored in memory, and can be downloaded into a PC using
our free OWL Reporter software via the supplied serial cable. OWL Reporter displays fiber tests
in either a summary or detail view, and prints out professional-looking certification reports that can
be passed along to customers as proof of link certification. Data can also be saved to hard disk for
later retrieval. The Fiber OWL 4 ORL is enclosed in high-impact plastic, and a protective rubber
boot provides additional shock protection. Its large backlit display is easy to read, and the 18-key
pad allows for easy data entry. It can be used in many test environments, including LAN, MAN,
WAN, FTTH, Telco, CATV, Manufacturing, and Laboratory.
Applications include:
– Optical Return Loss Measurement
– Attenuation Measurements
– Optical Loss Measurements
– Active Equipment Optical Power Measurements
– Fiber Standard Certification
– FTTH Link Loss Verification
– Patch Cord Testing
ORL Wavelengths
1310 / 1550 nm
Fiber Type
singlemode
Dynamic Range
68 dB
Detector Sensitivity
-67 dBm
Measurement Range
76 dB
ORL Uncertainty
+0.5 @ 60 dBm
Connector Type
SC/APC (8°)
Absolute Accuracy (power meter)
+0.15 dB
Display Resolution
0.01 dB
Precision (power meter)
+0.10 dB
Battery Life (hours)
up to 100 (9V)
Dimensions
3.48” x 6.48” x 1.1”
Weight
12 oz. (373 g)
Ordering Info
FO-4-ORL Fiber OWL 4 ORL optical return loss meter
2950.00
Description
OWL Fiber To The Home (FTTH) Series test kits are ideal for the fiber optic professional who
requires quick and accurate testing of FTTH links at 1310, 1490, and 1550nm, the
wavelengths specified for use in the ITU G.983.3 FTTH PON standard.
Three models are available:
KIT-FO4ORL-FTTH: includes a Fiber OWL 4 ORL meter and WaveSource FTTH
singlemode laser source, and allows the user to see Pass/Fail readings of optical loss and
optical return loss on the screen in the field.
KIT-FO4-FTTH: includes a Fiber OWL 4 optical power meter and WaveSource FTTH
singlemode laser source, and allows the user to see Pass/Fail readings of optical loss on the
screen in the field.
KIT-WT-FTTH: includes a WaveTester optical power meter and WaveSource FTTH
singlemode laser source for optical loss measurements; Pass/Fail analysis performed by
OWL Reporter certification software.
All OWL FTTH Series test kits come with a hard-shell carrying case, protective rubber boots,
carrying straps, download cable, 9-volt batteries, NIST-traceable certificate of calibration,
and a CD-ROM containing product manuals and OWL Reporter software.
For more detailed information about WaveSource light sources, see page 9.
Fiber OWL 4 ORL FTTH Test Kit
Auto
ORL
Test
KIT-FO4ORL-FTTH Fiber OWL 4 ORL WaveSource FTTH Yes Yes
SKU
Meter
Source
Price
4605.00
This kit also includes a refillable fiber connector cleaner and SC/APC singlemode
reference cable.
Please specify ST or SC connector type for WaveSource FTTH singlemode light source.
Fiber OWL 4 FTTH Test Kit
SKU
KIT-FO4-FTTH
Meter
Fiber OWL 4
Auto
Source
ORL
Test
WaveSource FTTH Yes No
WaveTester FTTH Test Kit
Price
2550.00
Please specify ST or SC connector type for WaveSource FTTH singlemode light source.
SKU
KIT-WT-FTTH
Meter
WaveTester
Auto
ORL
Test
WaveSource FTTH Yes No
Source
Price
2105.00
Please specify ST or SC connector type for WaveSource FTTH singlemode light source.
Accessories
To make your test kit complete, we have a broad range of accessories, including
patch cords, cleaning supplies, power transformers, and multimode inspection
scopes. OWL test kits come standard with carrying cases, protective rubber boots,
carrying straps, download cables, and universal connector ports; however,
replacements for these items are also available. For more information, please see
pages 17-19 or call 262-473-0643.
Notes
If a kit part number contains 'xx', please specify 'ST', 'SC', or 'FC' depending upon your
required connector type.
For more information about the PCVFL, see page 12.
Kits are also available with filtered detectors that are designed for CATV and other highpower application testing. Please call OWL at 262-473-0643 with any questions.
Carrying Cases
Our hard-shell carrying cases are an excellent way to keep all of your OWL fiber optic gear together in one place, and provide additional protection from accidental
droppage. Convenient pick-and -place foam inserts allow you to configure the case to best suit your needs. Three sizes are available: small, medium, and large.
CASE-SM
ORDERING INFORMATION
CASE-SM Small carrying case
28.00
CASE-MD Medium carrying case
37.00
CASE-LG Large carrying case
38.00
CASE-MD
CASE-LG
Protective Boots
These rubber boots help protect your OWL test equipment from impact in the case of accidental droppage,
and the loops protect the equipment connector ports. Lanyards (available below) can also be attached to the
loops at the top for hanging equipment on communications racks during testing. BOOT-2 is used for Fiber
OWL series products, and BOOT-1 is used for all other products.
BOOT-2
BOOT-1
ORDERING INFORMATION
BOOT-1
Small boot
7.50
BOOT-2
Large boot
10.00
Lanyard
Protect your investment from accidental droppage with a lanyard. Two metal rings
attach the strap to the protective rubber boot, which can then be used to hang the unit
from a telecommunications rack during testing.
ORDERING INFORMATION
Lanyard
OWL product lanyard
8.00
RS-232 Download Cable
Fiber OWL, Micro OWL, and WaveTester series optical
power meters are designed to store data acquired during
the testing of fiber optic links. This cable provides a RS232 serial connection between these meters and a PC for
downloading stored data to a PC. The meter connection
is a 1/8" phono plug, and the PC connection is a DB9
female serial connector.
ORDERING INFORMATION
DB9-D
Duplex serial download cable
12.00
Fiber Optic
Test Equipment
Accessories
Patch Cords
Quality patch cords are vital to the success of optical power and/or link loss measurements, and ensure that test results are
accurate and reliable. Many patch cord options are available, depending upon application, fiber type, and connector style,
and can be added to an OWL test kit for a complete test solution. Patch cords are offered in 1 meter lengths only. Each patch
cord purchase is covered under a one-time, 30-day replacement policy. Use the selection template below to determine the
part number for your patch cords. Contact OWL at 262-473-0643 if you need assistance with choosing the correct patch cord
for your application.
PART NUMBER:
Shown here:
singlemode ST-SC simplex
Simplex/
Connector
Connector
[ Fiber
Type ] - [ Side A ] - [ Side B ] - [ Duplex ]
Part Number Example (shown above)
M5 = 50/125 Multimode
M6 = 62.5/125 Multimode
SM = Singlemode
ST = ST/PC
SC = SC/PC
FC = FC/PC
SCA = SC/APC
ST = ST/PC
SC = SC/PC
FC = FC/PC
SCA = SC/APC
S = Simplex (1-fiber)
D = Duplex (2-fiber)
NOTE: singlemode patch cords generally have a yellow jacket, while multimode patch cords have an orange jacket.
SM-ST-SC-S
CONNECTOR STYLES
NOTE: SC/APC connectors are only available with singlemode patch cords.
SC/PC
SC/APC
ORDERING INFORMATION
Due to the large amount of patch cord options, we request that you call OWL at 262-473-0643 for pricing and availability.
ST/PC
FC/PC
Cleaning Supplies
Dirty patch cord connectors and equipment ports can cause unreliable test results, thus it is vitally important to keep them clean. Cleanliness is especially important for measuring Optical
Return Loss (ORL), where even the slightest amount of dirt can cause an air gap which will fail an ORL test. OWL offers cleaning supplies to ensure that patch cords and equipment ports are
clean, thus ensuring accurate and reliable tests.
The OWL connector ferrule cleaner is used to clean the endface of a fiber optic connector; a few figure-8 strokes of the
connector on the cleaning tape is all that is needed to clean the connector.
ORDERING INFORMATION
FCC-1
OWL ferrule connector cleaner
13.00
FCC-R
10.00
Tape refill for FCC-1
The HUXCleaner pen-style in-adaptor ferrule cleaner is a new popular and innovative product designed for
cleaning inside connector ports. Models include a version for 2.5mm ports, and one for 1.25mm ports.
ORDERING INFORMATION
HUX-2
2.5mm HUXCleaner
45.00
HUX-1
54.00
1.25mm HUXCleaner
Fiber OWL / WaveSource Power Transformer
WaveTester Power Transformer
Fiber OWL series power meters and WaveSource light
sources come equipped with a charger port that can be used
for continuous wall operation or for recharging rechargeable 9V batteries. The power connector is 1.3mm.
WaveTester series power meters come equipped with a
charger port that can be used for continuous wall operation
or for recharging re-chargeable 9V batteries. The power
connector is only for the 2.1mm port on the WaveTester.
NOTE: using this transformer while non-rechargeable
batteries are in the unit may produce an unsafe condition,
and may cause harm to the equipment or the user.
NOTE: using this transformer while non-rechargeable
batteries are in the unit may produce an unsafe condition,
and may cause harm to the equipment or the user.
ORDERING INFORMATION
WS-9V-1.3
9V wall transformer (US only)
1.3mm
15.00
ORDERING INFORMATION
WS-9V-2.1
9V wall transformer (US only)
2.1mm
15.00
100x Multimode Fiber Inspection Scope
A dependable fiber inspection scope is a vital part of any fiber optic professional’s tool kit. Inspecting patch cord connector endfaces before attaching them to equipment or
patch panels saves time and effort, and ensures a quality connection. This 100x fiber inspection scope is an excellent low-cost option for inspecting multimode fiber connectors,
and is one of the most dependable on the market, with a proven track record of quality views and affordability.
ORDERING INFORMATION
FS100
100x multimode-only fiber inspection scope
85.00
Universal Adapter Caps
These universal adapter caps fit all current models of OWL optical power meters. The U2.5-4 connects to
2.5mm connectors such as ST, SC, and FC, and the U1.25-4 connects to LC, MU, and other 1.25mm SFF
connectors.
ORDERING INFORMATION
U2.5-4
2.5mm universal adapter
35.00
U1.25-4
35.00
1.25mm universal adapter
TECHNICAL NOTE: UNIVERSAL CONNECTOR PORTS
U2.5-4
U1.25-4
OWL optical power meters take advantage of a flexible universal connector port system which allows
multiple fiber optic connector styles to connect to the same port. Fiber optic connector ferrules come
in two common sizes: 2.5mm (for ST, SC, FC, etc.) or 1.25mm (LC, MU, and other SFF connectors). A
universal adapter cap is available for each ferrule size.
What gives our universal port its flexibility is that only the ferrule is inserted into the port. Since there is
no latching mechanism to speak of, most connectors can connect to this port as long as the ferrule size
matches the adapter cap.
62.5/125 µm core
Each cap is designed so that once the ferrule is completely inserted, the cone of acceptance from a
fiber connector falls completely onto the photodetector, regardless of how the connector may turn,
twist, or wiggle in the port. Because of this, you can be assured that the optical power reading will
always be accurate.
By allowing connection to multiple connector types, OWL’s universal port method minimizes costs and
maintenance requirements.
Please call our knowledgeable technical staff at 262-473-0643 with any questions you may have
2.5 mm
ferrule
2.5 mm
connector
port
1 mm2 photodetector
2.5mm Universal Connector Port Diagram
Advantages of Using a Fiber Optic Certification Test Kit
Test kits containing a certification-ready optical power meter and fiber optic light source are the best option for fiber network certification, preferably
ones that come pre-configured with fiber cabling standard loss parameters. These kits ensure that the network meets the end-to-end loss
requirements based on industry-accepted cabling standards. And as bandwidth requirements increase, link budgets become tighter, requiring
greater accuracy from fiber optic loss testing equipment.
Invariably, someone will ask about certifying a fiber network with an optical time domain reflectometer, or OTDR. OTDRs are excellent pieces of
equipment and are a vital part of any fiber optic professional’s test arsenal. OTDRs are good at getting a snapshot of the fiber link and determining
where a problem is, but are not a viable option for network certification since they are inherently inaccurate in measuring optical power.
Certification test sets also offer a distinct advantage over standard optical loss kits. Here is an analogy to help demonstrate this advantage: you
need to cross a frozen lake, but are unsure if the ice is thick enough to support your weight, or better yet, the maximum weight it can support. Thus,
you need to test the ice to make sure you can cross. Likewise, a fiber can pass light but until the fiber is certification tested, you cannot be sure if the
amount of light will be enough to support your current bandwidth requirements. Is your network operating with sufficient overhead, or are some of
your fiber links may be operating right on the line of your PASS/FAIL threshold, ready to suffer intermittent failures with the slightest change in
environment (i.e. temperature, humidity, or mechanical vibration)? Also, will the fiber support the future bandwidth requirements of next generation
fiber networks? Can your current link power budget be resilient enough to handle an upgrade to gigabit standards? The only way to know for sure is
by using quality certification test sets such as the OWL series of certifying fiber optic test equipment.
Optical certification is widely accepted as the proper way to test a fiber network, and is required by industry and governments worldwide. No
reputable fiber optic cable installer goes without a certifying power meter for reasons including:
Network cable warranties - Almost every extended fiber optic cable warranty requires a certification report be sent to the cable manufacturer to
qualify for long term warranty approval;
Network installation bids - Bids more often than not require the installer to submit certification reports, especially when working with government
institutions;
Arbitration resolution - Certification reports can be used as proof of quality work in case a dispute arises between installer and customer, such as
determining whether the problem is related to the active network equipment or the fiber optic installation.
With NIST-traceable OWL certification test kits and proper industry test procedures, you and your customers can rest assured that you have installed
a quality fiber optic network.
Questions?
Phone: 262-473-0643
E-mail: info.request@owl-inc.com
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