With an unbeatable combination of a small pocket-sized form factor, a high-resolution color LCD display, and some of the lowest pricing in the industry, the OWLTrek II OTDR from OWL is the WISE choice for cost-conscious buyers who only need to perform basic troubleshooting or restoration tasks on multimode optical fiber networks. All this from an OTDR that really is pocket-sized and fair priced, yet having comparable features and specifications to other OTDRs in its class.
Affordability. In a time when it is becoming increasingly difficult to justify equipping an entire technical staff with high-end equipment, companies are even more cost-conscious than before. These companies outfit a majority of their installation/repair personnel with OWLTrek II OTDRs, and set aside a few high-end "expert" devices for high-priority jobs.
The OWLTrek II OTDR may be pocket-sized, but the large 2.8" high-resolution color LCD display can show even the longest traces with ease. And, for greater viewing flexibility and trace detail, OWL has implemented state-of-the-art MEMS technology which "flips" the high-resolution color LCD display between portrait and landscape mode automatically. In landscape mode, a wider viewing area means greater viewing detail when zooming in on events.
Automatic event location is an advanced feature normally found only in expensive, high-end OTDRs. The OWLTrek II OTDR now brings this feature to the entry-level OTDR market.
The OWLTrek II OTDR includes an event table showing the location, type, reflectance level, and loss of each event. Users can select an event to view, and automatically zoom in on the event on the OTDR display.
Dynamic Range vs. Distance: OWLTrek II OTDRs are capable of finding breaks in singlemode and multimode optical fibers within +/- 6 feet, out to a maximum distance of 80 miles in singlemode and 12 miles in multimode. Additional splices and other loss producing events will limit end distance estimates, which is true for all OTDRs. However, when you stop to consider that most passive singlemode Telco links are almost always less than 12 miles long, and multimode links are less than 1.25 miles long, spending thousands of dollars more for a little bit of extra dynamic range that you will probably never use is frivolous and unwise.
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