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Handheld Optical Variable Attenuator has auto-off function.

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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.

GAO FiberOptics Inc.

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Handheld Optical Variable Attenuator Provides Auto-Off Function

Press release date: September 12, 2012

Toronto, Canada - GAO Fiber Optics ( has announced the release of its handheld optical variable attenuator which is commonly used in fiber link certification, routine maintenance and in lab environments. The attenuator can be used in digital system communication devices such as PHD and SDH and also in analog modulation CATV systems.

This optical variable attenuator, model C0270001, features a rugged design, high portability and ease-of-use. It also features low battery indication, on line attenuation, auto-off function and stepwise attenuation of 0.05 dB steps. It is ideal for such applications as telecom maintenance, CATV maintenance, comprehensive cable construction systems, optical instruments research and development and optical communication training.

This handheld optical variable attenuator is used with single-mode fiber for continuously variable optical signal attenuation. It combines the functionality of both an attenuator and an optical power meter and allows users to set the output power level directly thus improving the overall testing efficiency. It works with typical 9/125 single mode fibers and offers FC and PC interchangeable connectors for selection.

This handheld optical variable attenuator belongs to GAO's family of Fiber Optical Instruments. Featured products in this line include Handheld Optical Power Multi Meter which conducts absolute and relative power tests, optical loss tests for fiber optic cable and passive optical devices, Handheld Laser Source which is an ideal instrument for optical network installation, trouble shooting and maintenance in fiber optic systems and Multi-Function Optical Talk Sets which can carry out full-duplex communication with a high quality connection over an exceptional communication distance.

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About GAO Fiber Optics
GAO Fiber Optics (, a member company of GAO Group, is professionally engaged in RD and production of fiber optical communication products.

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