Beyond Pressing the AUTO Button

Learn how to optimize your OTDR

Optical time-domain reflectometers (OTDRs) are complex and powerful devices that can clearly document fiber optic installations or troubleshoot deployed cable links. Are you getting the most from this capital investment?

Let's face it, there is more to an OTDR than just pressing the ‘AUTO’ button. They have many capabilities and functions, can be complex and can vary by manufacturer. Proper set-up and testing with an OTDR — any OTDR — requires not only knowledge of the device’s operating principles, but also the ability to analyze the trace results. To fully utilize this valuable diagnostic device, technicians need to understand how to set up their equipment and how to evaluate results when something goes wrong.

Now that you have made the investment in an OTDR, why not get the most out of it?

Light Brigade’s two-day OTDR & Testing Deep Dive Workshop takes students on a deeper dive into an OTDR’s functions. Through instructor-led discussion and hands-on training, students will become more proficient with field testing and troubleshooting fiber optics systems. They will be prepared to utilize OTDRs to find faults and to document new installations. Technicians are encouraged to bring their own equipment to class to learn how to get the most from their OTDR.

Ensure that your network reaches its maximum performance potential by expanding your technicians’ OTDR knowledge.

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