Dynamic Range* (typical):
1310nm ±20nm , ≥ 36dB
1550nm ±20nm , ≥ 34dB
Deadzone**(minimum value): ≤ 0.8m
OTDR Key Parameters
Pulse Width: 3ns, 5ns, 10ns, 30ns, 50ns, 100ns, 200ns, 500ns, 1µs, 2µs, 5µs, 10µs, 20µ
Measurement Time: 5 secs. to 5 mins., real-time
Refresh Rate: 4 times/sec
As the demand for bandwidth continues to soar, with higherthan-ever smartphone and streaming video usage, cable operators must face the challenge of deploying fiber deeper into the network. Although it is contested whether any single technology is best for the task, one thing is clear: operators will continue installing both fiber and cable into the foreseeable future. And because efficiency, speed, accuracy, and reliability metrics are key for increasing workforce productivity, the natural conclusion is simple: cable TV installers require a high-performance, efficient, yet affordable test equipment for installing future networks such as FTTx, RFoG and RF PON. Brought to you by Deviser Instruments Inc, the new AE1000 OTDR is the next generation cable TV installation meter on the market. The AE1000 integrates digital and analog cable TV (RF) testing, metallic TDR testing and optical testing, including a fiberscope, OTDR, OPM, VFL and LS, future-proofing the investment in test equipment, regardless of which technology is determined to be best. The AE1000 enables faster, more efficient installations with only a single instrument, producing substantial savings to the MSO.
• OTDR performance specifications comparable to bigger
and more expensive OTDRs – optional up to 3 wavelengths,
perfect for FTTx, RFoG and RF PON installation
• FiberPath™ and Autotest: FiberPath™ analyzes the OTDR
traces to clearly display the map of the fiber link and
identifies possible faults, reducing the need for OTDR trace
• Digital QAM and analog measurements and constellation
display for Cable TV installation verification
• Combines optical and metallic tests: OTDR, VFL, OPM, LS,
Cable TV (RF) Test, TDR, and Fiberscope
• Fiberscope integration with FiberSpot software for identifying
dirty spots of fiber connectors
• Easy Web-Based back office integration
FiberPath simplifies the interpretation of OTDR traces by
identifying link elements and displaying the link map in an
easy-to-understand format. Experienced and inexperienced
technicians alike will appreciate the simplified display.
Fiber Inspection Probe
The majority of performance faults in fiber-optics are caused by
contaminated connectors. Keep fiber endfaces and bulkheads
free of dirt with the AE1000’s built-in fiberscope application and
automatic Pass/Fail analysis.
The AE1000’s high-performing OTDR supports up to three
wavelengths and is the ideal solution for testing the fiber in RFoG
and FTTx applications. The OTDR can identify and locate link
impairments and measure the insertion loss by LSA, 2Pt and 4Pt
methods. The unit also measures optical return loss (ORL).
Cable TV (RF) Measurements
The cable TV measurements included in the AE1000 include
MER, PRE & Post BER measurements and BER statistics for
verifying proper installation of cable TV services.
The AE1000 includes a suite of optical measurement tools,
including a power meter, laser source, and visual fault
locator (VFL). The unit is available in numerous wavelength
configurations for ensuring proper levels in networks such as
RFoG and FTTx.
The TDR can easily identify and locate possible impairments,
helping to gauge the quality of coaxial cable used in a Cable