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First optical fibre multimeter

The industry’s first optical fibre multimeter

EXFO’s Optical Xplorer is a simple-to-use fibre tester that verifies optical links in seconds and automatically explores further when potential issues are suspected.

It’s an industry first and will empower frontline technicians to do more, keep costs down and improve the quality of networks.

And OSA is the market leader of Optical Xplorer distribution in Australia.

“We are excited to share with our customers a new way of testing optical fibre,” says Rob Candrick, Technical Sales Manager, Silverwater.

OSA - Innovation at work

Innovation at work

Optical Xplorer is more than an improvement of existing fibre optic test equipment – it represents a groundbreaking new approach to fibre installation, turn-up and repair.

It’s the kind of innovation that only OSA’s partnership with EXFO can deliver.

“Our partnership means we can give customers a fundamental shift in their testing approach,” says Rob.

The right tool for the job

The right tool for the job

Optical Xplorer features a wealth of innovative features, including:

  • Displays fibre length, loss and optical return loss (ORL) in under 3 seconds
  • On-the-spot detection and location of common causes of failures
  • Built-in power checker and light source
  • Patented EXFO Adviser 5-star rating scale: a qualitative approach to assess fibre links
  • Click-Out optical connectors and self-diagnosis let techs perform maintenance in the field
  • Rechargeable battery for over 10 hours of use on a single charge

And more…

Optical Xplorer’s lifetime calibration

Cut hidden costs

Optical Xplorer’s lifetime calibration, patent-pending Click-Out optical connector and field replaceable battery empower customers to do more directly from the field, cutting costly downtime and logistics associated with factory-based updates, maintenance and repairs.

Fault Xplorer features

Don’t waste time on good links

During the optical link verification process, the Fault Xplorer feature automatically explores only those links suspected as faulty… eliminating any doubts while saving testing time.

Within five seconds, Fault Xplorer will display IL, ORL and length on good links while tracking suspicious events.

This means our customers get the chance to solve problems on the spot, without escalation.

Built-in EXFO Adviser feature

Validate link quality in seconds

With the built-in EXFO Adviser feature, customers get the benefit of EXFO’s 30+ years of fibre expertise and sophisticated algorithms at the push of a button, assigning ratings to links based on industry best practices.

It’s a qualitative assessment of fibre link health that looks at how efficiently and robustly a link is built.

Optical Xplorer’s intuitive design

Boost your workforce output

Optical Xplorer’s intuitive design requires minimal training to use… perfect for frontline field customers no matter their experience level or testing background.

It minimises the costs and delays associated with deploying level-2 expert support and additional truck rolls.

It features an ultra-lean interface and no complex settings for ease of use and reduction in manual errors.

Boost work quality

Boost work quality

The built-in EXFO Adviser validates link quality in seconds, assigning a 1-5 star rating according to industry best practices.

With power checking and light source capabilities combined in a rugged and compact form, Optical Xplorer is a familiar, intuitive field companion that instantly upskills any field technician.

Its Link Mapper improves pinpointing of faulty elements… it locates all faults and detectable elements by reading their relative position instead of interpreting distance.

Boost customer satisfaction

Boost customer satisfaction

“We’re really excited to show our customers Optical Xplorer because it makes the process of working with fibre that much easier,” says Rob.

“Optical Xplorer will also greatly benefit 5G networks thanks to its qualitative approach to assess fibre links.”

Optical Xplorer can confirm link quality and/or identify faults in a simple, one-step quick test.

Test insertion loss and ORL in a single-ended process… no need for tedious referencing.

It reduces mean-time-to-repair (MTTR) by cutting down on troubleshooting and escalation tickets.

All of this allows customers to leave jobs assured of smoother, faster service activation or recovery time.

Gain confidence in your fibre infrastructure

Gain confidence in your fibre infrastructure

With Optical Xplorer, there’s less service disruption and troubleshooting tickets as links are verified and fixed at installation and activation.

It delivers visibility over the robustness of links in relation to the type of traffic carried.

Optical Xplorer ticks every box.

It’s never been more important to have confidence in your fibre infrastructure… and with Optical Xplorer, the next evolution is already here.

Contact us to find out more.

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