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VIDEOS - CONCEPTS
OWL Universal Port Video
Information about the use of universal ports on OWL optical power meters
Covers the basic concept of setting a reference for optical loss testing,
and the different reference methods used to set a reference.
Fiber Optic Reference Methods
Explains the concept of OTDR dead zones, the effect of dead zones on OTDR
measurements, and the use of dead zone boxes to counter the effects of
dead zones.
OTDR Dead Zones
Some fiber optic test equipment manufacturers offer interchangeable
connector ports for their test equipment.  This video covers the
concept of interchangeable connector ports, and exposes a major flaw
when using these types of connector ports on fiber optic light sources.
Interchangable Light Source Connector Ports
Some fiber optic test equipment manufacturers offer interchangeable
connector ports for their test equipment.  This video covers the concept of
interchangeable connector ports, and exposes a major flaw when using when
testing fiber network installations, it is important to ensure the equipment
used to test the fiber is also capable of measuring the quality of the
installation.

This video briefly explains the concept of qualification, and why qualification
testers fall short when it comes to determining the quality of a fiber optic
network.
Assistance with choosing a OWL test kit -- Explains the concept of a standard
in general, as well as how standards benefit the fiber optics cabling industry;
and covers the two main categories of cabling standards used to certify fiber
optic links.
Fiber Optic Cabling Standards Video
VIDEOS - HOW TO USE THE GREAT OWL PRODUCTS
How to choose your favorite OWL OLTS (Optical Loss Test Set) Power Source
and Light Meter for you that are about to attend a basic, 3-day BDI Datalynk
CFOT Course
Chossing An OWL OLTS Video
This great video introduces OWLTrek Series OTDRs, explaining the key
features of this fantastic, US Made, device.
OWLTrek OTDR Introduction
Here we have a video that describes the functions and controls of the
OWLTrek OTDR.
OWLTrek OTDR functions and Controls
Introducing the OWL pulse suppressor box.  One cannot effectively and
efficiently use an OTDR without a Lauch Cable of a Pulse Box.
OWL Installer Series Features & Benefits Video.
OWLTrek Multimode OTDR Introduction.  This is one of the best Multimode
values in the marketplace.  While made in the USA, this OTDR offers many of
the same features and benefits as the imports - and is made in America!
OWLTrek Multimode OTDR Introduction Video
This exceptional video explains dynamic range as it relates to Multimode
OTDRs, and why wider dynamic range isn't necessarily a benefit.
Get ready for an explanation about the benefits and applications of the OWL
ZOOM 2 optical power meter.
ZOOM 2 Optical Power Meter Introduction
Explains the benefits and applications of the OWL WaveTester optical power
meter.
M1009 waveTester Optical Power Meter
Explains the benefits and applications of the OWL Micro OWL 2 optical power
meter one of the most popular Optical Power meters on the market today!
M1010 Micro OWL 2 Optical Power Meter
Detailed video explains the benefits and applications of the OWL Fiber OWL 4
BOLT optical power meter.
M1011: Fiber OWL 4 Bolt Optical Power Meter
This neat video explains the benefits and applications of the OWL VS-400-H
fiber optic inspection probe microscope.
M1012 OWL FS400 Field Inspection Microscope
This highly informative video explains the benefits and applications of the
OWL VS-400-U fiber optic inspection probe microscope.
M1013: OWL VS-400-U USB Inspection Probe Microscope
This one explains the benefits and applications of the OWL VS-400-H fiber
optic inspection probe microscope.
M1014: OWL VS-400-H Hand-Held Inspcetion Probe Microscope
VIDEOS - OWL TUTORIALS
Fiber OWL 4 BOLT and Dual OWL2 Light Source
This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for checking a Fiber
OWL 4 BOLT Optical Power Meter and a Dual OWL series multimode light
source together for proper operation.
Fiber OWL 4 BOLT and Laser OWL Light Source
This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for checking a Fiber
OWL 4 BOLT Optical Power Meter and a Laser OWL series singlemode laser
source together for proper operation.
Fiber OWL 4 BOLT and Laser OWL Light Source
This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for
checking a Fiber OWL 4 BOLT Optical Power Meter and the
MULTIMODE port on a WaveSource series fiber optic light source
together for proper operation.
Fiber OWL 4 BOLT and Wave Source Singlemode Light Source
This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for
checking a Fiber OWL 4 BOLT Optical Power Meter and the
SINGLEMODE port on a WaveSource series fiber optic light
source together for proper operation.
This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for
checking a Micro OWL 2 Optical Power Meter and Dual OWL
series multimode light source together for proper operation.
Micro OWL 2 and Dual OWL 2
This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for
checking a Micro OWL 2 Optical Power Meter and Laser OWL
series singlemode light source together for proper operation.
Micro OWL 2 and Laser OWL
This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for
checking a Micro OWL 2 Optical Power Meter and MULTIMODE
port on a WaveSource series fiber optic light source together for
proper operation.
Mocro OWL 2 with WaveSource MM Light Source
This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for
checking a Micro OWL 2 Optical Power Meter and the
SINGLEMODE port on a WaveSource series fiber optic light
source together for proper operation.
Micro OWL 2 and WaveSource SM Light Source
This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for
checking a WaveTester Optical Power Meter and a Dual OWL
series multimode light source together for proper operation.
WaveTester and Dual OWL 2 Light Source
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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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.