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Global Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer Trends Industry

  • January 2014
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 23 pages

Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) is a fiber optic testing instrument that injects a train of powerful optic pulses into a fiber cable, and subsequently detects the signals reflected due to Rayleigh backscattering and Fresnel reflections.

The report analyzes and presents an overview of Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) market worldwide. The report provides a review of market trends, classification, key terminology, Settings, and limitations for OTDR. The report highlights on various strategic industry activities of major companies witnessed by the industry over the last few years. In addition, 54 companies operating in the Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) arena worldwide including AFL, EXFO Inc., Fluke Corporation, Yokogawa Measurement Technologies Ltd., Trilithic Inc., and others are profiled.

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Global Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer Trends Industry



OTDR - A Widely Used Diagnostic Equipment in Fiber Optic Industry

OTDR - Classification

Full-feature OTDRs

Fiber Break Locators

Handheld OTDRs

Remote Test Units (RTUs)

Micro OTDRs

Integrated Intelligence of Micro OTDRs

TDRs vs. OTDRs

Key Terminology

OTDR Settings

Measurement Events

Limitations of OTDRs

Entails Skilled Technicians

Low Accuracy in Single-end Testing

High Cost of Equipment

LAN Environments

Physical Location of Events

Variation in Take up Factor

Variation in Reflective Index

Product Segmentation


Livingston Inks Agreement with Teligence

Test Equipment Connection Inks Agreement with Terahertz Technologies


Excalibur Engineering and AFL Introduce Excalibur Engineering Leasing Program

Huawei Technologies Unveils eODTR Prototype

AFL Unveils NOYES FLX380 FlexTester ODTR Range

AFL Launches NOYES® Test and Inspection Equipment and Cleaning Products Catalogs in Chinese

AFL Unveils NOYES® M210 OTDR

EXFO Introduces FG-750 Node iOLM ODTR for Automated FTTH Fault Management

Fluke Networks Introduces OptiFiberâ„¢ Pro OTDR

SurplusEQ.com Announces Availability of Newly Calibrated OTDRs

Yokogawa Introduces New OTDR Models

Yokogawa Meters and Instruments Unveils AQ1200B and AQ1200C Multi Field Testers

Trilithic Introduces TFS-2000â„¢ Series OTDRs


Aeroflex, Inc. (USA)


Aitelong Technology Co., Ltd. (China)

Alcatel-Lucent (France)

Alpha Link Technology (UAE)

Anderson Corporation (Australia)

Anritsu Corporation (Japan)

Beijing Lixingweiye Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd. (China)

Corning Cable Systems (USA)

Digital Lightwave, Inc. (USA)

Exfiber Optical Technologies Co., Ltd. (China)

EXFO, Inc. (Canada)

EZŽ komunikacijski izdelki d.o.o. (Slovenia)

Fluke Corporation (USA)

Fluke Networks (USA)

Fujikura Europe Ltd. (UK)

Grantwave Communications Ltd. (China)

Hewlett-Packard Development Company LP (USA)

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (China)

Ideal Industries, Inc. (USA)

JDS Uniphase Corporation (USA)

Kingfisher International Pty., Ltd. (Australia)

L-com, Inc. (USA)

Legend Corporation Ltd. (Australia)

Mantaro Product Development Services®, Inc. (USA)

Megger Group Ltd. (UK)

Microwave Telecom Technology Co., Ltd. (China)

Mikrokom Sro (Czech Republic)

Nanjing Jilong Optical Communication Co., Ltd. (China)

NanoTronix Co., Ltd. (Korea)

Optec Communications Tech Co., Ltd. (China)

Optokon AS (Czech Republic)

Opwill Technologies (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (China)

Photon Kinetics, Inc. (USA)

PiMON GmbH (Germany)

PolarLink Technologies Ltd. (Taiwan)

Precision Rated Optics (USA)

Qingdao E-jiaxun Optical and Electrical Info Co., Ltd. (China)

Radiantech, Inc. (Taiwan)

Shanghai Yuwei Electronic Tech. Co., Ltd. (China)

Shenzhen Nufiber Systems Technologies Co., Ltd. (China)

ShinewayTech (China)

Spiktel Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (India)

Techwin (China) Industry Co., Ltd. (China)

Tektronix, Inc. (USA)

Terahertz Technologies, Inc. (USA)

Trilithic, Inc. (USA)

V Tech Communications (India)

VeEX, Inc. (USA)

Vierling Communication (France)

Wilcom, Inc. (USA)

Winyuan Technology Co., Ltd. (China)

Yokogawa Measurement Technologies Ltd. (UK)

Zhizun Foresight Electronics Co., Ltd. (China)


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