VISTA, CA — Greenlee Communications, a provider of test and measurement solutions for the communication service provider industry, announced the addition of the Micro OPM to its line of fiber optic test and measurement instruments.

The Micro OPM includes an optical power meter (OPM) and visual fault locator (VFL) in one unit, providing technicians an efficient and simple-to-use tool for troubleshooting FTTx and point-to-point networks. This combination tool is compatible with both single-mode and multi-mode networks, including FTTH, LAN/WAN, telco and CATV.

Optical Power Meter (OPM)
The OPM measures the optical power and insertion loss of a fiber using an InGaAs detector calibrated at wavelengths from 850nm to 1625nm and features tone detect at 270Hz, 1kHz and 2kHz for measuring all common wavelengths and identifying injected tones from compatible sources. The OPM is available in standard Telco (+6 to -70dBm) and MSO (+26 to -50dBm) power ranges.

Visual Fault Locator (VFL)
The simple and effective VFL uses a 650nm 1mW laser that can be used to safely detect macro-bends, contaminated or faulty connectors and broken or damaged fibers. The white LED can be used to aid the technician while working in dimly lit locations.