OTDR 5000

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  • Optical Time Domain Reflectometer
  • Event dead zones: 0.8m on MM and 0.9m on SM
  • Attenuation dead zones: 4m all wavelength
  • Dynamic range: up to 26dB on MM and 37dB on SM
  • (OTDR) for 850/1300nm multimode or combined for 850/1300nm multimode and 1310/1550nm single-mode
  • Standards compliant Tier 2 measurement of fiber optic cabling
  • Automatic Pass/Fail analysis of the test results according to the limits specified by TIA/IEC
  • Display of the OTDR trace in a graphical format for a length-dependent analysis of all events for reflection and attenuation
  • All fiber link events and analysis listed in a table of results
  • Automatic macro-bend detection
  • Built-in optical loss test set
  • Optional fiber inspection probe
  • Large color LCD touch screen
  • Generation of professional reports with the central eXport evaluation software



General (Typical at 25°C)


                         0.4 kg (0.88 lb)

Dimensions (w × h × d)

                         128x134x40 mm
                         (5x5.28x1.58 in)

Optical Interfaces

Interchangeable optical connectors

                         FC, SC, DIN, and ST

Technical Characteristics

Laser safety class (21 CFR)

                         Class 1

Distance units

                         Kilometers, feet, and miles

Group index range

                         1.300000 to 1.700000 in 0.00001 steps

Number of data points

                         Up to 128,000 data points

Distance measurement

                         Automatic or dual cursor

Display range

                         3.25 m to 260 km

Cursor resolution

                         1 cm

Sampling resolution

                         4 cm


                        ±1 m ± 10-5 x distance ± sampling resolution 
                        (excluding group index uncertainties)

Attenuation Measurement

Automatic, manual, 2-point, 5-point, and LSA
Display range

                       1.25 dB to 55 dB

Display resolution  

                       0.001 dB

Cursor resolution

                       0.001 dB


                       ±0.03 dB/dB


                       0.01 to 5.99 dB in 0.01 dB steps

Reflectance/ORL Measurements

Reflectance accuracy

                       ±2 dB

Display resolution

                      0.01 dB


                     -11 to -99 dB in 1 dB steps

CW Source

CW Source output power level

                    -3.5 dBm

Operating modes

                    CW, 270 Hz, 330 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, TWINTest

Power Meter

Power level range

                    MM: -3 to -30 dBm
                    SM: -2 to -50 dBm

Calibrated wavelengths

                    MM: 850 and 1300 nm
                    SM: 1310, 1490, 1550, 1625, 1650 nm

Measurement accuracy

                    MM: ±1 dB (using a mode conditioner)
                    SM: ±0.5 dB

Multimode and Quad OTDR Modules (typical at 25°C)

Central wavelength (Laser at 25°C)

                   MM:850/1300 ±30 nm
                   SM:1310/1550 ±20 nm

Pulse width

                   MM:3 ns to 1 μs
                   SM:3 ns to 20 μs

RMS dynamic range

                   MM:26/24 dB
                   SM:37/35 dB 
                   (the one-way difference between the extrapolated backscattering level at the                                     start of the fiber and the RMS noise level after 3-minutes averaging)

Event dead zone

                   MM:0.8 m
                   SM:0.9 m
                   (measured at ±1.5 dB down from the peak of an unsaturated reflective event)

Attenuation dead zone

                   MM:4 m
                   SM:4 m
                   (measured at ±0.5 dB from the linear regression using an F/UPC-type                                               reflectance)