Yokogawa AQ1210 Optical Time Domain Reflectometer
–Improved operability and measurement performance–
The AQ1210 OTDR is a compact instrument that is well suited for handheld use in the field, and it can be used not only as an OTDR but also as a power meter or light source. As such, the AQ1210 OTDR is ideal for use in the installation and maintenance of fiber-optic cables.
With the growing use of the Internet, smartphones, digital terrestrial TV, and other technologies and the anticipated rollout of 5G networks, there is a great demand for instruments such as OTDRs that can support the installation and maintenance of the fiber-optic networks needed for the high-speed transmission of large volumes of data. To help meet this need, Yokogawa has developed the AQ1210, a compact and easy to use OTDR with excellent operability, functions, and performance.
1. Capacitive touch screen for intuitive ease of use
The AQ1210 is equipped with a 5.7-inch capacitive touch screen that offers excellent operability. It also comes with hard keys and a rotary dial that makes it easy to mark and shift OTDR waveform observation points.
2. Large-capacity battery
The AQ1210 has a large-capacity lithium-ion battery that delivers up to 10 hours of run time, enabling engineers to work a whole workday in locations where AC power sources are not readily available.
3. Improved functionality and performance
The AQ1210 OTDR can automatically characterize the fiber in passive optical networks (PON) that use high-port count optical splitters. A built-in smart mapper enables the operator to rapidly characterize fiber and generate easy-to-read reports with icons clearly highlighting events. A Wi-Fi or Ethernet dongle can be plugged into the USB port to enable remote file transfer and control.
Major Target Markets
• Installation and maintenance of access networks such as FTTH, FTTB, and FTTA
• Evaluating the quality of fiber-optic cable installation and maintenance
• Characterizing losses and identifying failure locations in fiber-optic cables, etc.