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Why Optical Power Meter are Used in Telecom Network Testing - Wilmington, MA

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Since today's high-bandwidth networks rely on fiber optic infrastructure, an optical power meter must be used to check the power in fiber cables. It is a test instrument and a monitoring system to ensure that the network downtime is minimized.

The technicians who install or maintain any type of fiber networks should bring fiber optic power meters with them. These optical power meters are designed to help manage real-time conditions, control power generators, and solve related problems with a wide range of power measurement and a high accuracy test precision.

These testers are used to support clear-cut operations such as FTTx stationing or benchmarking, fiber network testing or troubleshooting, certification or verification capabilities, and documented loss or power level measurement. There are different kinds of power meters to choose from, depending on the type of network you are working on. Whether you use a general-purpose, high-accuracy, multi-functional, or a semi-automated optical power meter, it is just a matter of getting the right gear for what is required for a particular job.

Optical power meters are used to either measure the absolute power contained in a fiber optic signal or measure the optical loss in it. Accurate calibration is needed depending on which case this tool is used upon to come up with smooth sailing telecommunication networks.

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