OWLTrek 1300nm MM OTDR/Fibre Break Locator
With an unbeatable combination of a small pocket-sized form factor a large high-resolution 2.8” colour LCD display and some of the lowest pricing in the industry the OWLTrek OTDR from OWL is the WISE choice for cost-conscious buyers who only need to perform basic troubleshooting or restoration tasks on singlemode optical fibre networks. All this from an OTDR that really is pocket-sized and fair priced yet having comparable features and specifications to other OTDRs in its class.
In a time when it is becoming increasingly difficult to justify equipping an entire technical staff with high-end equipment companies are even more cost-conscious than before. Outfit a majority of the installation/repair trucks with OWLTrek OTDRs and set aside a few high-end "expert” vehicles for high-priority roll-outs.
The OWLTrek OTDR may be pocket-sized but the large 2.8” high-resolution colour LCD display can show even the longest traces with ease. And for greater viewing flexibility and trace detail OWL has implemented state-of-the-art MEMS technology which "flips” the high-resolution colour LCD display between portrait and landscape mode automatically. In landscape mode a wider viewing area means greater viewing detail.
Automatic event location
An advanced feature normally found only in expensive high-end OTDRs. The OWLTrek OTDR now brings this feature to the entry-level OTDR market. While in event location mode the OWLTrek OTDR marks events on the trace has an event table showing the location type reflectance level and loss of each event and auto-zooms to the selected event.
Dynamic Range vs. Distance
OWLTrek multimode OTDRs are capable of finding breaks in multimode optical fibres up to 12 miles to within +/- 6 feet. Additional splices and other loss producing events will limit end distance estimates. This is true for all OTDRs. However passive multimode links are rarely longer than 1.25 miles long! At that short distance OWLTrek has break-finding capability of about +/- 1 meter! In fact increased dynamic range is actually a disadvantage in almost all cases because of the increased OTDR cost (usually thousands of pounds more).