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Optical Wavelength Laboratories (OWL)
OWLTrek OTDR Series
OWLTrek Live Mode
OWLTrek Mini OTDR Series
Live Mode. Live mode is another advanced feature normally found in high-end OTDRs.  Live mode
continuously shoots OTDR traces every few seconds, allowing users to monitor changes in the optical fiber
in real-time.

In addition, when the OWLTrek is attached to a PC, OWLView software includes a Live Viewer mode that
takes the OTDR trace and expands it onto the PC display for easier viewing.
Locate breaks
and other faults
in singlemode
fibers within six
feet up to 80
miles away! **
OWLTrek Highlights
OWL OTDRs come with a USB download cable, battery charger (US only), and a USB flash drive containing manuals, quick
reference guides, and videos, all in a hard-shell carrying case.
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Part Number
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Price
WTO-Q
OWLTrek 1310/1550nm Singlemode, And 850/1300nm
Multimode OTDR
$4,390.00
OWL Zone Boxes
Launch Cables/Zone Boxes
DZB-SM-1100

This ZoneBox is 1100 meters,
Singlemode w/SC/UPC Adapters.
(Patch Cables not included.)
$375.00
Made In USA.
DZB-M6-1100         

ZoneBox is 450 meters, 62.5/125
Multimode w/SC/UPC Adapters.
(Patch Cables not included.)
$335.00
Made In USA.
DZB-M5-1100         

ZoneBox is 450 meters, 50/125
Multimode w/SC/UPC Adapters.
(Patch Cables not included.)
$335.00
Made In USA.
OWLTrek Launch Cables

Part Number
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Price
WTO-M85
OWLTrek 850nm Multimode OTDR, Dynamic Range 21 dB (12
miles) *
Discontinued
WTO-M13
OWLTrek 1300nm Multimode OTDR, Dynamic Range 25 dB
(12 miles) *
$1,790.00
WTO-M83
OWLTrek 850/1300nm Multimode OTDR, dynamic Range 23/25
3B
(12 miles) *
$2,490.00
"A knowledgeable fiber optics technician will never use an OTDR without a launch
and/or a receive cable!"

Pulse Suppressors, commonly called Launch Cables, are used to occupy OTDR "Dead Zones"
which enable accurate loss measurements on near-end and far-end connections of the fiber under
test.  They basically allow the high power launch pulse a "settling down" time prior to entering the
fiber under test. Besides - you would not want to plug a bad connector into the top of your expensive
OTDR would you?  Some OTDR's contain an internal launch cable.  What would happen if you
plugged a bad connector into the top of your OTDR then.  Results - SAME PROBLEM!

This compact suppressor/launch box/launch cable comes with your choice of connectors.  Pigtails
will exit the unit for easy connection to both OTDR and fiber under test.  When running an OTDR
trace on multimode fiber the launch/receive cable should be at least 250 meters long.  When running
a trace on singlemode fiber the launch cable should be at about 1k in length."

There is a 7-10 day lead time on this item.  Be sure to specify what connectors you require on each
end.  Standard connectors are, ST, FC, LC, and SC.  Give me a call at: 512-785-9024 or email me at:
bob@bdidatalynk.com and let me help you.
from the desk of Peter Morcombe
Pioneer of Fiber Optics and Master FOA Instructor
When it comes to buying fiber optic test equipment for use in local
networks and LANs I prefer simple to complex.  Paying tens of
thousands of dollars for “Mighty Wurlitzers” can be problematic if the
equipment has to be returned for factory servicing.

Simple fiber optic test equipment is now so inexpensive one can afford
to buy redundant units to ensure that testing capability is maintained at
all times.    
Thus I am inclined to recommend simple test equipment such as OWL (Optical
WavelengthLaboratories) rather than complex solutions offered by Anritsu or Fluke.  It is
simply a matter of adequate performance at an affordable price.  Read complete article
here.
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3.) Via Phone - (512) 785-9024
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Questions? Ask the Owner.
Bob Ballard
Master Fiber Optics Instructor
Certifed by the
FOA.
Email
Ph: 512-785-9024
Bob Ballard
How To Place Orders:
4 Ways To Place Orders at Fiber Optic Tools
1.) Via PayPal - Authorized PayPal Account
2.) Via Email - bob@bdidatalynk.com
3.) Via Phone - (512) 785-9024
4.) Via Credit Card

Air Freight or Special Handling? NO WORRIES!
GIVE US A CALL and we will handle it for you.
OTDR TOOL KITS ARE
HERE.
"TracerMan" Series
OTDR Tool Kits from FOT
contains everything you
need to shoot a trace on
most any type of fiber.

Check out all of the
options right
HERE!
OTDR TOOL KITS ARE
HERE.
"TracerMan" Series
OTDR Tool Kits from FOT
contains everything you
need to shoot a trace on
most any type of fiber.

Check out all of the
options right
HERE!
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Return Policy:  No returns will be accepted after 30 days from date of shipment.  There MUST be an RMA #
with every shipment that is returned.  If the RMA # is not clearly visable on package and/or packing list, the
shipment will be refused.  Further, there will be a 15% re-stocking charge on all returned items.  If there are
Warranty Issues, those will be dealt with on an individual basis.
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