Today's high density fibre patch panels make inspection a challenge. Finding the cable or port to test can be difficult, especially in the low light conditions found in most data centres and comms rooms.
Dirty fibre optic endfaces are the major cause of problems in singlemode and multimode fibre optic systems. The FI-500 FiberInspector™ Micro is designed to simplify the inspection process, removing the hassle associated with inspecting fibre end faces, especially in low light and high cable density situations. It is very simple to use: Simply plug the cable into the FI-500 and touch the AF button. Within seconds, the fibre endface comes into sharp, clear view. If you're working in a difficult to reach place or you can't get the image to stand still, just touch the pause button to freeze the image.
The FI-500 FiberInspector Micro fills the gap between a manual scope and a fully automated inspection scope. Manual fibre inspection scopes are simple to use, but they don't work well on patch panels or situations where there is a high density of fibre. Holding it up to one eye and closing your other eye is often inconvenient or impractical, especially in a dark room. On the other hand, fully automatic inspection scopes analyse and grade the cleanliness of fibre connections which is important for many applications, but analysis is usually not needed for quick basic troubleshooting. The FI-500 has the simplicity and practicality of a manual inspection scope, but with advanced features to reduce troubleshooting and inspection time.
- PortBright™ illumination to see ports in dark and dense panels
- Autofocus for stable images in a few seconds
- Large display to view single mode and multimode fibre end faces
- Includes 4 UPC tips (LC, SC, 1.25 mm and 2.50 mm). APC tips available