Bi-directional OTDR Testing

Industry standards require that fiber OTDR certification be done in both directions that’s because testing in just one direction can lead to false failures or even strange results like gainers. Experts know that averaging the results of bi-directional testing is the only way to get reliable accuracy but hauling your OTDR to the far end of the fiber more than doubles the time to test a cable and might prove even more costly.

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