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GAO FiberOptics Inc.

Test & Measuring Instruments

Hand-Held OTDR offers memory capacity of 300 test curves.

August 13, 2013

Suitable for both single-mode 1310/1550 nm and multi-mode 850/1300 nm fiber applications, Model C0250001 supports fiber network construction and maintenance in FTTx, WAN, and CATV systems. Portable optical time domain reflectometer saves and transfers test results to computer for further analysis, reporting, and printing via RS232 or USB port. Instrument is compliant with interchangeable FC/SC/ST adapters for connection to different fiber types. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Communication Systems & Equipment

Fiber Ethernet Switch offers transmission ranges up to 120 km.

April 5, 2013

Compliant with IEEE802.3/.3u/.3x standards, model C0330003 – 6-Port 10/100Base-Tx and 2-Port 100Base-Fx fiber Ethernet switches – utilizes STAR network topology and has six 10/100M UTP ports and two 100M SFP sockets. Product converts 10/100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet twisted-pair signals to 100BASE-FX Fast Ethernet fiber signals and features MAC self-learning function, automatic MDI/MDI-X configuration function, as well as IEEE 802.3x full-duplex and back pressure half-duplex flow control. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Gigabit Ethernet Converter features RJ45 and SFP port.

January 31, 2013

Modular, plug-and-play C0310001 converts Optical-Electric Ethernet signals between 10/100/1000M UTP interface (TX) and 1000M optical fiber interface (FX). With respective transmission distances of up to 80 km and 550 m, media converter works with single- and multi-mode fiber and operates at 1,310/1,550 nm in single fiber WDM and 850 nm in multi-mode. Along with auto-negotiation, features include support for automatic cross of twisted pair ports and auto selection of MDI/MDI-X. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Optical Talk Set conducts full-duplex communication.

January 25, 2013

Integrating functions of digital optical phone and stabilized light source into one unit, model C0240001 carries out full-duplex communication and operates at 1,310 or 1,550 nm. Modulation frequencies include 270 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, and CW. Used during installation, optical testing, maintenance, and fiber attenuation value testing in data, CATV, and telecom networks, product provides transmission distance of up to 80 km and output power range of -5 to -7 dBm. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

SFP Transceiver provides 1.25 Gbps bidirectional data links.

November 26, 2012

Supporting transmission distances up to 100 m over UTP Cat 5 Cable, model C012P101 Alcatel-compatible 1000base-T SFP transceiver complies with SFP Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) specification as well as Gigabit Ethernet and 1000BASE-T standards as specified in IEEE Std. 802.3. Hot pluggable copper transceiver supports 1,000 Mbps full duplex data-links with 5-level Pulse Amplitude Modulation (PAM) signals and comes with RJ-45 connector for data exchange. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Optical Cable Routing Detector operates with dual frequencies.

November 16, 2012

Integrating transmitter and receiver, Model C0290001 detects route and depth of buried optical fiber cable. Unit utilizes multi-coil electromagnetic technology and advanced digital signal processing for accurate location. It provides multi-transmit modes including injection method, inductance method, and clamp method which operate at dual frequencies of 480 Hz and 31 Hz. In addition to automatic gain adjustment, detector includes pipeline state detection and low battery indication. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Media Converter includes Link Fault Pass-through function.

November 13, 2012

Available for wavelengths of 1,310 nm in multi-mode and 1,310 nm and 1,550 nm in single-mode, Model C0320002 converts 10/100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet twisted-pair signals to 100BASE-FX Fast Ethernet fiber signals. LFP function optimizes integrity and conformity of TP-Fiber linking for maintainability of network. Converter supports distances up to 2 km for multi-mode fiber and up to 120 km for long-haul single mode fiber between LAN switch, file server, and another networking device. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Handheld Optical Variable Attenuator has auto-off function.

September 17, 2012

Built to be rugged, portable C0270001 combines attenuator and optical power meter functionality, works with typical 9/125 single mode fibers, and offers interchangeable FC and PC connectors. Unit is suited for use in fiber link certification and routine maintenance regarding digital system communication devices, such as PHD and SDH, as well as analog modulation CATV systems. Standard features include low battery indication, on line attenuation, and stepwise attenuation of 0.05 dB steps. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Optics & Photonics

Optical Laser Source offers optional modulation frequencies.

May 31, 2012

Used to simulate conditions in manufacture, testing, and maintenance of passive optical components, model C0220005 offers stable output power of ±0.03 dB/15 min and ±0.05 dB/8 hr. Tests employ automatic power and temperature control techniques, and various FC, ST, and SC adapters are available. Suited for field work, unit offers switchable working wavelengths between 1,310 and 1,550 nm (±20 nm) as well as CW, 270 Hz, 1 kHz, and 2 kHz modulation frequencies. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Optics & Photonics

Visible Laser Source overcomes limitation of OTDR dead zone.

January 31, 2012

Using visible red light, handheld model C0280003 indicates location of faults in single- and multi-mode fiber from macro bend point, break, problem coupler or connector, or mechanical splice that is not well aligned. Portable unit operates at 650 nm ±20 nm and can distinguish faults in fiber jumpers, jumper boards, distribution frames, and tie-ins. In addition to FC, ST, and SC adaptors, CW and 2 Hz alternative optical output modes are available. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics

Handheld Laser Source features dual wavelength capability.

September 21, 2011

Used for optical network installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance, pushbutton-operated model C0220001 provides stable laser signal at various wavelengths. Multiple adapters are available for common connector types, and 9 V/160 mAh NI-MH rechargeable battery or 9 V dry battery allows 4 hr continuous operation. Paired with optical power meter, unit can be used to distinguish fibers, measure fiber signal loss, check continuity, and help evaluate transfer quality of fiber transmission. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Bidirectional Transceivers feature Cisco-compatible design.

September 13, 2011

Designed to plug into Ethernet SFP port of Cisco switch or router, Series C015PB01 is used in pairs to transmit/receive signals on one fiber strand using 2 wavelengths. Hot-pluggable, RoHS-compliant 1000Base-BX units have transmit power of -3 to -9 dBm and receive power of -1 to -21 dBm. Using standard simplex LC connectors for fiber cable connection, transceivers provide transmission distance up to 10 km over 9/125 micron single mode fiber at max data rate of 1.25 Gbps. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Handheld Adjustable Light Source aids fiber optic installations.

June 23, 2011

With output power adjustable according to need, model 5205 is suitable for fiber network installation, acceptance, and maintenance. It operates at wavelengths of 1,310/1,550 nm and 1,310/1,490/1,550/1,625 nm; uses FP-LD emitter; and features modulation frequencies are CW, 270 Hz, 330 Hz, 1 kHz, and 2 kHz. When used with model 5306 handheld optical power meter, unit can transmit wave ID information and offers testing solution on single- and multi-mode fiber. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Fiber Optic Light Source provides dual wavelength output.

March 25, 2011

Designed for use with Model 5301 optical power meter, Model 5201 provides 1,310/1,550 nm wavelengths for single mode fiber and 850/1,300 nm wavelengths for multimode fiber. Handheld unit offers switchable modulation frequencies, including CW, 270 Hz, 1 kHz, and 2 kHz. Suited for optical network installation, trouble shooting, and maintenance, light source is configured with FP-LD emitter and delivers stable output power of -7 to -6 dBm at ±0.05 dB/15 min and ±0.1 dB/8 hr. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Optical Variable Attenuator enables fiber link certification.

March 24, 2011

Integrating functionality of both attenuator and optical power meter in one unit, Model 5501 provides measurement range of 2.5-65 dB and attenuating wavelength from 1,260-1,650 nm at accuracy of ±0.8 dB. Calibrated wavelengths include 1,310, 1,490, 1,550, and 1,625 nm. Equipped with LCD screen, handheld unit displays wavelength, input and output power, current attenuation, and selected step size and absolute/relative attenuation value simultaneously. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Communication Systems & Equipment

Visual Fault Locator has ruggedized design.

January 25, 2011

Compatible with single- and multi-mode fiber, model 5101 is suited for fiber optic network maintenance in telecommunications and CATV systems. It features end-to-end visual fiber identification and can detect breaks and micro-bends through jacketed fiber. Offering wavelengths from 640-660 nm, instrument has measurement range is up to 5 km and operates for 30 hr per battery charge. Universal connector enables use with various patch cords, ribbons, or bunched pigtails. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Optics & Photonics

Optical Light Source facilitates field and lab testing.

January 14, 2011

Offering stable output power, model 5203 provides wavelengths of 1,310 and 1,550 nm and uses FP-LD emitter. Max spectral width is 10 nm, and light source operates continuously for 40+ hr using three 1.5 V alkaline batteries. Paired together with GAO5301 mini optical power meter, unit forms optical loss test kit and solution for fiber optic network field work. Applications include telecommunications, CATV maintenance, and fiber optic lab testing. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Intelligent Light Source provides stable output power.

January 4, 2011

Powered by rechargeable battery or power supply adapter, Model 5201 operates with Model 5302 optical power meter for measuring optical loss on fiber cables. Equipped with FP-LD emitter, unit provides 1,310/1,550 nm wavelengths for single mode fiber and 850/1,300 nm wavelengths for multimode fiber, together with switchable modulation frequencies, including CW, 270 Hz, 1 kHz, and 2 kHz. Light source delivers stable output power of -7 to -6 dBm at ±0.05 dB/15 min at ±0.1 dB/8 hr. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Optics & Photonics

Handheld Optical Multimeter has power meter and light source.

December 29, 2010

Used in telecommunication and CATV maintenance as well as fiber optic lab testing, model 5601 lets technical support personnel test various instruments with one meter. It performs closed-loop tests by using both integrated optical power meter and optical light source modules, but each module may also function individually. Laser source operates at 1,310 and 1,550 nm, while optical power meter module operates over 850, 980, 1,310, and 1,550 nm. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Port Converter Rack accommodates 14/16 slide-in modules.

December 14, 2010

Able to link transparently with backbone equipment in LAN workgroup environments, 14/16 Port Converter Integrated Rack accommodates slide-in modules of various types of media converters at central location for multiple segment cross connections. Unit operates at distances up to 100 m and provides intelligent management and monitoring of critical connections. Featuring mix of 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, and Gigabit media converter cards, device conforms to IEEE802.3u 10/100Base-TX and 100Base-FX standards. Read More

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