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Fiber Optic Inspection

It is a fact that fiber end-face contamination is a major cause of network outages and downtime. AFL fiber inspection products enable network technicians and other personnel to safely inspect fiber endfaces for contamination and verify the effectiveness of fiber cleaning procedures.

AFL provides cost-effective fiber microscopes with integrated protective infrared filters that minimize the risk of viewing a live fiber. AFL also provides video inspection products with no direct optical path between fiber and the users eye. These products employ a video signal path (like a camcorder viewfinder) and convert the optical image to a safe, high resolution video image.

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The FOCIS WiFi PRO system combines AFL’s powerful fiber connector inspection and analysis with the familiar ease of a smart device. No matter where your work takes you, FOCIS WiFi PRO is as mobile, agile and connected as you are.
Connector inspection is simple, fast, and convenient using AFL's FOCIS Flex. With one button, FOCIS Flex auto-focuses, captures, centers and displays the end-face image. It also applies pass/fail rules and can transfer the image and results to a paired FLX380 or OFL280 FlexTester OTDR via Bluetooth.
The DFS1 Digital FiberScope inspects fiber optic connector end-faces for damage or contamination. The DFS1 delivers video images via USB for display on AFL’s M-series OTDRs or C-series Testers. SimpleView™ software allows users to view end-faces using the DFS1 connected to their laptop's or PC's USB port. The DFS1 is powered via USB, eliminating the need for batteries or an AC adapter. Adapter tips are available for a wide range of optical connector ferrules and bulkhead adapters.
NOYES VS300 view safe video microscope removes concerns for eye safety while inspecting optical fiber connectors. The design eliminates the optical path to the eye by utilizing a miniature camera and a micro-display offering clarity and resolution without safety concerns.
The OFS300 Optical Microscope provides precise 200X magnification for inspecting fiber optic patch cord connectors. Handheld, lightweight and field-tough, the OFS300 is used to detect for scratches, dirt, or other contamination that can cause poor transmission performance.
Adapter tips are used with the DFS1 Digital FiberScope to inspect ferrule ends of jumper cables, as well as fiber ends mounted inside bulkhead adapters on the front panels of transmission equipment and in patch panels. Tips are available in a variety of lengths for both UPC and APC connectors. Commonly used FC, SC, and LC adapter tips are included in DFS1 Digital FiberScope Kits.
AFL SimpleView Fiber Inspection Software is an application that permits the DFS1 Digital FiberScope to be used with Windows® XP or Windows® 7 computers. AFL SimpleView software provides a live, high-resolution video image of the end-face of an optical fiber. This capability enables fiber installers and network technicians to inspect and troubleshoot optical fibers and verify that they are clean and undamaged.