Since their inception in the 1970s, fiber optic networks have continually evolved and expanded. The emergence of 5G and FTTH (Fiber to the Home), has highlighted the importance of robust fiber testing and monitoring. Multicom products and services offer unmatched technical experience, proficiency, reliability, and collaboration with integrators and cable operators for nearly 40 years. This has yielded the industry’s premier fiber testing solutions.

Multicom Part# Product Quick Description of Use
Visual Fault Locator
MUL-VFL-10MW
Visually check fiber cable/jumpers/connectors for breaks, bad assembly, problems (glow present in the area where none should be)
Use:
Installation: Assembling fiber optic Fast Connectors
Troubleshooting: Testing optical Jumpers & Pigtails
Optical Light Source
MUL-OLS-100
for Singlemode
MUL-OLS-200
for Multi-mode
MUL-OLS-300
for Singlemode & Multi-mode
Provide a known level of calibrated laser input:  1310/1550nm.  Also can use the modulated output for fiber cable tracing functions.
Use:
Installation: Tracing/Tracking fiber cable through a network, Certify installation work
Troubleshooting: Testing Optical Jumpers/Pigtails
Optical Power Meter
MUL-OPM-100
Test the output level of laser on fiber to see if any loss and the amount differing from a calibrated input.  Can use with OLS as the source.  PON/GPON version is also available.
Use:
Installation: Certify installation work
Troubleshooting: Checking 1310/1550nm Transmitter output, Checking 1550nm EDFA output, Checking optical input level to micro-node, Testing Optical Jumpers/Pigtails
Handheld Video Fiber Inspection Microscope
MUL-FSCOPE-400
High-resolution detail of end-face scratches, defects and contamination. 400X magnification and integrated laser safety filters provide the most critical view of fiber end faces.
Use:
Installation: Assembling fiber optic Fast Connectors
Troubleshooting: Testing optical Jumpers & Pigtails
Video Inspection
Microscope
MUL-FVSCOPE-400
Visually inspect with video the fiber end-face for dust, dirt, bad cleaves, etc. Electronically record the image for test/QA reports.
Use:
Installation: Assembling fiber optic Fast Connectors, Certify installation work
Troubleshooting: Testing optical Jumpers & Pigtails
Optical Fiber Identifier with 10mW VFL
MUL-OFI-VFL
Trace/track fiber from its source through to its termination. Can be used with OLS as the source of the modulated signal to detect.
Use:
Installation: Tracing/Tracking fiber cable through a network
Troubleshooting: 
Mini Optical Time Domain Reflectometer
MUL-OTDR-500
Comprehensive testing of optical networks, test for losses, connection quality, breaks, tight bends, or other issues. Suitable for shorter network runs (up to 40KM). Record and reporting of the results.
Use:
Installation: Certify installation work
Troubleshooting: Testing optical Jumpers & Pigtails
OTDR Optical Time Domain Reflectometer
MUL-OTDR-1000
Comprehensive testing of optical networks, test for losses, connection quality, breaks, tight bends, or other issues. Suitable for medium network runs (up to 128KM). Record and reporting of the results.
Use:
Installation: Certify installation work
Troubleshooting: Testing optical Jumpers & Pigtails
OTDR Optical Time Domain Reflectometer
MUL-OTDR-1100
Comprehensive testing of optical networks, test for losses, connection quality, breaks, tight bends, or other issues. Suitable for longer network runs (up to 250KM). Record and reporting of the results.
Use:
Installation: Certify installation work
Troubleshooting: Testing optical Jumpers & Pigtails
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Fiber Optic Fusion Splicer
MUL-FSPLICE-150

Employs high-speed image processing and special core-to-core positioning technology allowing the fusion splicing to be completed in as little as a FAST 8 seconds and can heat shrink in as little as an ULTRA-FAST 10 seconds.
Use:
Uses an electric arc to fuse two pieces of optical fiber together so that light can pass through with minimal attenuation compared to other connection techniques. Fusion splicing helps to reduce loss in your network.
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Fiber Optic Fusion Splicer
MUL-FSPLICE-200

Employs high-speed image processing and special core-to-core positioning technology allowing the fusion splicing to be completed in as little as a FAST 7 seconds and can heat shrink in as little as an ULTRA-FAST 9 seconds.
Use:
Uses an electric arc to fuse two pieces of optical fiber together so that light can pass through with minimal attenuation compared to other connection techniques. Fusion splicing helps to reduce loss in your network.
Best!

Fiber Optic Fusion Splicer
MUL-FSPLICE-300

With 6-Motors for enhanced focusing and auto-identification of the fiber type, the top-of-the-line MUL-FSPLICE-300 employs high-speed image processing and special core-to-core positioning technology allowing the fusion splicing to be completed in as little as a FAST 7 seconds and can heat shrink in as little as an ULTRA-FAST 9 seconds.
Use:
Uses an electric arc to fuse two pieces of optical fiber together so that light can pass through with minimal attenuation compared to other connection techniques. Fusion splicing helps to reduce loss in your network.
See more Multicom Fiber Optic Tools & Test Equipment
What Is Fiber Optic Testing? Why Do Fiber Networks Need to be Tested?
Read more in our Fiber Optic Testing Resources

Below is an easy to read Quick Guide to some of Multicom’s Tools & Test Equipment, and their function: