Dos & Don'ts
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Modify Test Parameters
"Virtual Hands-On" Termination
"Virtual Hands-On" Testing
Download the OTDR DEMO ZIP FILE (~1 MB)
- Fiber Testing Using
Works offers an OTDR Simulator that uses the same software used to
create this program and incluses over 75 unique traces to show you how the OTDR
parameters should be set and the effect of various analysis methods,
plus about 40 traces of real world cables. The OTDR Simulator is
available as a self-study program or an instructional curriculum. Here are ordering details.
- Welcome to the VDV Works Virtual Hands-On Tutorial on OTDRs - Optical Time Domain Reflectometers. These instruments
are valuable tools for testing and troubleshooting fiber optic
cable plants, but they can also give erroneous data if used improperly.
This course is intended to help you learn how to use these instruments
- This "Virtual Hands-On" tutorial is designed to teach you how to set up tests
with OTDRs, take data and analyze the results. If you are not
familiar with OTDRs, you should study our Understanding
OTDRs tutorial first, as that will make
this module much easier to understand. If you are new to fiber
optics, start with our basic Lennie Lightwave tutorial.
- This course for OTDRs was written in reference a PC-based OTDR. Specific instructions
for setting up the OTDR and accessing menu commands within the
software will be shown with this product, however all of
the facts concerning how tosetup and use the OTDR, analyze a
trace and adjust parameters for collecting data will work in
any OTDR application.
- You can download a free demo of the OTDR simulator and use it to follow these tutorials.
- How a VDV Works Virtual Online Program works
- Each page of a VDV Works Virtual Online
Program has a navigation bar at the side of the page that shows
you the steps in the program. You should follow the program in
order to get the full benefit of the course, but you can easily
link back to previous lessons for reference. In the future, use
the navigation bar to find the section you want quickly. In the
Cable U Virtual Online Programs, a process is broken into small
steps appropriate to the program. Each page consists of photos
and descriptions of the steps with links to other pages for additional
information that is relevant. When you are through, take the
quiz to see how well you did in the course and identify areas
you should retake.
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and customize it for your use. Contact VDVworks
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