Multicom’s MUL-OTDR-LCR – OTDR Launch Cable Reel is designed to aid in the testing of fiber optic cable when using an OTDR. The OTDR Launch Cable Reel is used with Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDRs) to help minimize the effects of the OTDR’s launch pulse on measurement uncertainty. The OTDR Launch Cable Reel is available in many different configurations and fiber lengths as needed.
How it works:
OTDR Launch Cables are designed to be used in conjunction with an OTDR to measure complete link loss of a fiber. They are also known as pulse suppressor cables, launch cords, launch leads, receive cables, or fiber rings. An OTDR launch cable, which connects the OTDR to the fiber link-under-test, discloses the insertion loss and reflectance of the near end connection. A receive cable, which is connected to the far end connection of the link, exposes the insertion loss and reflectance of the far-end connection.