AFL Releases New FlexTester

  • Testing
AFL announced the Noyes OFL280 FlexTester, a handheld, multifunction OTDR and loss test set offering both flexibility and value. All OFL280 FlexTester models include an integrated single-mode 1310/1550 nm OTDR with PON-optimized and standard test modes, optical power meter, 1310/1550 nm laser source and visual fault locator. The OFL280 FlexTester will replace or upgrade four existing OFL250/OFL280 models:

FlexTester Model Wavelengths, Range, and Special Features Will Replace or Upgrade
OFL280-100 1310/1550 nm, 34/32 dB OFL250 dual-wavelength
OFL280-101 1310/1550/1625 nm, 34/32/30 dB OFL250 triple-wavelength
OFL280-102 1310/1490/1550 nm, 34/32/32 dB Existing OFL280-102
OFL280-103 1310/1550/1625 nm, 34/32/30 dB
with live fiber filter and FTTx PON meter
Existing OFL280-103

Operating at 1310/1550 nm, the OFL280-100 is suitable for certifying point-to-point or FTTx PON fibers, allowing the detection of macro bends. The OFL280-101 adds 1625 nm, allowing certification of the L-band for transport use. Testing at 1490 nm is required by some network operators to certify FTTx PONs, making the OFL280-102 the best choice. The filtered, three-wavelength OFL280-103 certifies dark fibers at 1310/1550 nm, fault-locates live FTTx fibers at 1625 nm and measures FTTx power levels at 1490 and 1550 nm, all from a single test port. All OFL280 FlexTester models can test through FTTx PON splitters.

As with all Noyes OTDRs, test results may be saved as industry-standard .SOR files, which can be transferred to a PC for viewing, printing and analysis using supplied Windows-compatible software.The enhanced-capability OFL280 FlexTester will replace comparable OFL250 and OFL280 models with no price increases.


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