Handheld Fiber Break Locator can pinpoint a break up to 94 miles away

March 16, 2001

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PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A)today introduced its Fiber Break Locator, a light and easy-to-use handhelddevice for the quick location of faults in fiber-optic networks.The Agilent Fiber Break Locator requires little training and allowsmaintenance technicians to view the optical distance to the break up to 150km (94 miles) away in a fiber network, locate high insertion losses ofdamaged connectors, and display the distance of these accordingly. Abright, clear color display provides highly enhanced readability bothindoors and outdoors.

“Agilent’s Fiber Break Locator evolved in line with market needs,” saidFrank Maier, operation manager of Agilent’s Optical Network Test Division.“By working very closely with our customers we realized that maintenancetechnicians needed a user-friendly, rugged, low-cost handheld device for thequick and easy location of breaks in the fiber network. The product’sstep-by-step guide allows technicians with various skill levels to performthe tests, which helps customers both reduce training costs and sendengineers to the field more quickly than in the past.”


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