Telcordia Releases the Most Recent Developments for Multimode and Single-Mode Fiber OTDR’s and the Latest OTDR Format

Optical time domain reflectometer equipment (OTDR) is used to characterize optical fibers in the outside plant portions of a typical communications service provider’s network.

Published in 2010, GR-196, Issue 2 is the generic requirement for OTDR type equipment. This issue addresses criteria for the newer, hand-sized and battery operated OTDRs and new features and flexibility of today’s OTDRs.

Released in 2011, SR-4731 contains updated OTDR data formats and a unique software tool used to store all OTDR equipment fiber data to an implementable, consistent format. The alignment of the data format fields with the coding used by high-quality software and archive and analyze the information stored in this data format.

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