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PRESS RELEASE

01 February 2022



OptoTest Announces New Line of Handheld Fiber Optic Test Instruments


Camarillo, California, February 1, 2022 – Building on their reputation as an industry-leading provider of advanced fiber optic test instruments for manufacturing and research, OptoTest has released a new line of handheld equipment ideal for a wide range of applications, including data centers, enterprise LAN, telecommunications, aerospace, defense, and industrial networks.

New products include the OP310 Optical Power Meter, OP350 Optical Light Source, OP360 Bidirectional Insertion and Return Loss Tester, and OP380 Insertion Loss Tester. All are available for purchase and fast global shipment at OptoTest’s online store with deliveries starting March 2022.

This new range of fiber optic instruments is rugged, easy to use, and includes features and automation that will make them a trusted partner anywhere a handheld solution is needed, from outside on a boom lift to inside an aircraft or the crawlspace of a building.

All OptoTest handheld instruments incorporate a high contrast multi-function backlit display that can be read in bright sunlight or in the dark, and a simple user interface with multi-function keys. Their compact polycarbonate housings incorporate bumpers and dust caps, and meet MIL PRF 28800F Class 2 general requirements for durability and environmental protection while keeping overall weight to under 1 pound.

Advanced features built into the OP310, OP360, and OP380 meters and testers include an autotest mode that displays measurements for up to three wavelengths simultaneously, a multi-fiber ID that identifies up to 12 different test tones from multiple sources, and a large internal memory that records a timestamp and user-specified cable name.

OP350 sources can be ordered with a mix of LED and laser sources, or with LED or laser sources only. Available wavelengths are 470nm to 1300nm for LED sources, and from 1310nm to 1625nm for laser sources. Ultra-stable LED sources and zero warm-up time laser sources are also available for long-term monitoring and other demanding applications.

Interchangeable connectors on all models make OptoTest’s handheld instruments adaptable to virtually any cable type encountered in the field. All OptoTest handheld instruments also feature flexible power options including AA-type alkaline batteries, rechargeable NiMH batteries, or external micro USB power.

Based in Camarillo, California, OptoTest strives to be on the forefront of the fiber optics industry with solid fundamental measurement technologies for optical power, insertion loss, return loss, and launch condition. The company maintains a tradition of breakthrough products and innovative solutions for the testing and analysis of fiber optic components and systems. OptoTest is a fully owned subsidiary of Santec Corporation.