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AFL Releases the new FlexScan OTDR with LinkMap™ and SmartAuto™

9/14/2015

FlexScan OTDRLowell, MA and Spartanburg, SC – AFL introduces FlexScan, the new pocket-sized, hand-held OTDR which provides fast, accurate fiber optic network characterization and fault location. Combining SmartAuto™ data acquisition with event analysis and intuitive LinkMap™ display, FlexScan enables technicians to quickly and easily troubleshoot faulty optical networks, or completely characterize newly installed networks.

“FlexScan‘s SmartAuto™ simplifies test setup, while LinkMap™ clarifies OTDR results, making it easy for any technician to perform testing,” explains Michael Scholten, senior product marketing manager at AFL. “As the number of fiber-based networks continues to grow, FlexScan enables carriers and contract installers to equip each technician with an all-in-one fiber test solution that literally fits in their pocket.”

FlexScan’s SmartAuto™ technology automatically selects the most appropriate OTDR settings to detect, locate, identify and measure network start, end, connectors, splices and macro-bends. LinkMap™ technology applies pass/fail limits to detected events, displays the network using color-coded icons to highlight faults and recommends corrective action to resolve faults.

Available in either single or dual-wavelength OTDR configurations, FlexScan includes integrated VFL, plus optional loss test set (source and power meter), Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® communications.

Designed for outside plant technicians, FlexScan is rugged yet lightweight, provides a large, backlit indoor/outdoor color display and operates up to 12 hours from its rechargeable battery. Results may be stored internally or to a USB memory stick. Internally stored results are easily uploaded via USB, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi for archiving or report generation using the included TRM™ 2.0 Test Results Manager software.

For more information about AFL, its products and services, visit www.AFLglobal.com.

About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, enterprise and OEM markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, renewables and transportation. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting OEM, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit www.AFLglobal.com.

Contacts
Michael Scholten
Senior Product Marketing Manager
978.455.9213
Michael.Scholten@AFLglobal.com

Corie Culp
PR Manager
AFL
864.433.5409
Corie.Culp@AFLglobal.com

Contact AFL

Australia

+61 1300 232 476

AUSSales@AFLglobal.com


New Zealand

+64 9 927 7140

NZ.Sales@AFLglobal.com


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