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  • KeysKey Name Key Function

    Power Press and hold (approx. 1 sec.) to turn the OTDR on or off

    VFL ON 2Hz - Press and hold (approx. 2 sec.) LED will flashON CW - Press and hold (approx. 4 sec.) LED will be solidOFF - Press and hold (approx. 1 sec.) LED should be OFF

    Menu Press to access the Main Menu

    L and R Tab keys

    Press to display the next/previous available Home and Settings Pages or View Tab

    Arrow keys

    In the Auto Test Settings, Job Settings, Results Pages, these keys are used to navigate menus and change setup parameters


    Enter This key provides several functions as follows:

    In the Main Menu: press this key to open a Test Mode, Results Manager, or Settings

    Press this key to open a submenu (if applicable, will be indicated by ...) or a saved file.

    Back Press one or more times, depending on which menu or editor submenu is displayed, to return to the current mode Home page

    Test Press to start or stop a test

    Save Press to save the currently displayed test results

    Backlight (C850 model)

    Press to set level of brightness

    Soft keys The label shown on the display above each key indicates the current use of each function key

    Certification Testing Quick Reference Guide


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    Main and Remote Unit Home Pages

    1. Home Page - display Auto Test setup

    2. Test Settings Page - define Auto Test setup

    3. Job Settings Page - select Job, Cable, End Locations, and Operator parameters

    4. Results Pages - display Auto Test results

    1. Home Page - informative only

    2. Test Settings Page - Remote unit information only

    3. Job Settings Page - informative only

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    Main Unit Tabs Remote Unit Tabs

    Home Page Main Unit Home Page Remote Unit

    Soft key labels



    t set


    Remote unit indicator

    Laser icon On if laser/LED source is transmitting

    Main unit indicator

    Auto Test mode tabsMain Menu tab

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    Two testers, Main and Remote units are required to run Auto Tests. The Main unit controls all Auto Test Settings and stores test results. The Remote unit allows viewing certain pages and sending messages to the Main unit when they are connected and as long as a test is not in progress or the Main is not communicating to the Remote. The Auto Test Settings are set on the Settings Page within the Auto Test Mode. Display the Settings Page, use arrows to navigate to the desired Settings parameter.

    Use arrows to toggle settings between test in Two Directions or One Direction. Two Directions is a recommended method for certification testing! If set to Two Directions, two fibers are tested in both directions (Normal and Reverse directions). If set to One Direction, two fibers are tested in the direction TX to RX, or one fiber is tested in a Loopback mode such as Reel testing. Note: Loopback method does not allow certification with two fibers.

    Continued on the next page

    Setup: Auto Test Settings

    Using arrows select fiber type to be tested: OM (MM testing), OS (SM testing), MM User or SM User. If set to OM or OS, press key to view default GIR values. If set to (User), press key to set GIR values using either arrows or Numerical editor.

    Use arrows to select Single-mode or Multimode Test Port.

    Use arrows to toggle unit function between Main or Remote operation.

    Press key to display Fiber Type submenu.

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    Setup: Auto Test Settings (continued)Auto Test Rule SetupThe Auto Test Rule Selection Page allows the user to select one of the preset TIA/ISO/EN or a User defined rules and one or more applications for certification testing.

    Continued on the next page

    From this page, use arrows to indicate one of the preset settings. With one of the preset settings selected, press key to display the Rule Parameters Page.Depending on the selected rule (TIA/ISO/EN), certain parameters are user-defineable and others are informative.

    Press key to display Rule Selection Page. Use arrows to indicate one of the displayed Rules: TIA/ISO/EN/User/Application(s).

    Press key to display sub page of the indicated Rule (ISO shown).

    If set to User, all Rule parameters are user-defined within allowed limits. New User Rules may also be created.

    Use arrows to indicate the Application parameter and press key to display Application Selection Page. To Mark Application, use arrows to highlight and press Mark to Mark or un-Mark the application. Default includes all applications relative to fiber type selected.

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    Setup: Auto Test Settings (continued)Select Test Method in effect for next tests. Press Select or key to display the Test Method Selection Page. Note: The screen below will vary depending on the selected Rule.

    Use to indicate test method. Press Select or key to display Test Method Setup Page, which allows defining the test cords (connector type and length info will be used on reports to meet Standards documentation). Mandrel Size (MM testing) or

    Loop Size (SM testing) are set in a numerical editor that is accessed by pressing Select or key or using arrows:Mandrel Size: NOYES 17mm (62.5m), NOYES 22mm (50m), or UserLoop Size: Std (30mm), or User

    Fiber Under Test Connectors are user-defined. Connectors information is used on reports to meet Standards documentation. Press Select or

    to open a list of available connectors. Use arrows to select connector type from the list.

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    Setup: New Job CreationThe New Job utility mode is available for creating new jobs (setting up a file structure and defining the fiber under test location: Drives, Folders, Jobs, Routes [End Locations], Cables, Test Equipment Location, and Operators). The New Job utility menu is accessed from the Main Menu by tapping the New Job touch screen icon or pressing the [New Job] soft key.

    If the active job does exist in the job hierarchy, the Job Creation screen displays the settings of the active job. Users may modify settings to create new Folder, Job, Route, Cable, and Operators.

    If the active job does not exist in the job hierarchy, the Job Creation screen displays settings set to --. Users may identify Drive and create new Folder, Job, Route, Cable, and Operators.

    Use arrows to navigate up/down the list of available parameters/options - highlight the desired parameter.

    Youmayuse arrows to scroll through the available parameters/options (if applicable).

    Pressthe[Select]softkeytoaccessthehighlighted parameter subscreen, which allows the user to select one of the available parameter Names or create New Name.

    TocreateNew:fromtheparametersubscreen,press the [New] soft key to display text editor, which allows creation of the New Folder/Job/Route/Cable Name.

    Note that newly created Items are indicated by +

    Pressing [Save] allows users to store settings for the newly created Job. Users may continue to create more Jobs, Routes, and/or Cables as needed.

    Pressing [Done]Setsthenewly

    created Job as the Active Job.

    OpensMainMenu for user to select test mode.

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    DFS Test Mode: Display FeaturesLive Mode Review Mode

    Battery icon - fully charged

    Page header

    DFS Page tabsBack tab

    Clean connector

    Dirty connector

    Main Menu tab

    Press to capture the displayed end-face image

    Press to adjust the contrast and sharpness values

    Press to display the DFS Tools menu

    Press to switch to Live DFS inspection mode

    Use arrows to select the desired Tools option

    Onceselected,pressToolsto exit

    IfZoomIn/Outselected,each screen touch zooms in/out

    IfPanselected,touchscreen and move display to the desired location

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    Setting and Viewing Reference

    RX Optical Receive Port (OPM)TX Optical Transmit Port (OLS)



    Set Reference - 1 jumper

    Set Reference - 2 jumpers

    Set Reference - 3 jumpers

    Calibration cord







    Main unit

    Main unit

    Main unit

    Remote unit

    Remote unit

    Remote unit







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    Set Reference1. Depending on the selected Test Method, connect the Main and Remote units using the

    reference jumpers as shown (page 7). The Main unit will connect with the Remote unit, displaying the test states as follows: [Searching] [Linking] [Ready]

    2. Press the [Reference] > [Set Ref] soft key to set the reference. The Main unit will determine the test state: [Setting Ref]

    3. Connect clean MM/SM jumpers with mandrels/loops to the corresponding MM/SM OLS and OPM ports on each unit. Press OK

    4. The Main unit switches to the Results Page and displays Reference values.

    5. Observe the displayed References values. If values are acceptable, press [Save]. Note: For 2 Jumpers and 3 Jumpers Test Methods reference setting is complete.

    6. For 1 Jumper Test Method, perform one of the following:

    A) Verify test jumpers:

    Disconnect transmit jumpers at the OPM ends

    Insert a clean receive jumper to the OPM and connect to the transmit jumper

    Press [OK] to test

    If insertion levels are acceptable (0.4-0.5 dB typical), press [OK]

    If not, clean all connections (except OLS connection) and re-verify jumpers

    If insertion levels are not acceptable, use new jumpers and re-reference starting with step 2

    B) Skip

    After setting a Reference with one jumper, you have an option to press [Skip] to omit verifying the receive jumpers.

    View ReferenceFrom the Auto Test Home Page, press [Reference/View Ref] soft


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