Visual Fault Locator measures single- and multi-mode fiber.

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With measurement range up to 5 km, Model A0870002 performs end-to-end fiber identification, detecting breaks and micro-bends, even through jacketed fibers. Unit offers wavelengths from 640-660 nm and spectral width of less than 5 nm. Optical connectors include FC and Universal 2.5 mm adapters. Operating for 30 hours with single battery charge, Model A0870002 is suited for fiber optic network maintenance in telecommunications and CATV systems.

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Visual Fault Locator for Fiber Optic Network Maintenance

Toronto, Canada - GAO Comm ( has announced the release of its rugged visual fault locator which is an ideal tool to measure both single-mode and multi-mode fiber. It is widely used for fiber optic network maintenance in telecommunications and CATV systems.

This rugged visual fault locator, model A0870002, features a compact size, a universal connector and accurate measurement. It detects breaks and micro-bends even through jacketed fibers. This VFL easily performs end-to-end fiber identification. It provides a measurement range of up to 5 km. The visual fault locator is also able to examine all kinds of patch cords, ribbons or bunched pigtails in the installation and maintenance of fiber optic networks. It offers wavelengths from 640 to 660 nm and optical connectors including FC and Universal 2.5 mm adaptors. Its spectral width is less than 5 nm. In addition, it boasts an operating time of 30 hours with a single battery charge.

This rugged visual fault locator belongs to GAO's family of Visual Fault Series. This line of products includes a variety of visual fault locators such as Pen-Type Visual Fault Locator which is specially designed for field personnel who need an efficient and economical tool for fiber tracing, fiber routing and continuity checking in optical networks and other similar products. This line of products is very popular for field CATV technicians and engineers.

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About GAO Comm

GAO Comm ( is an international leading provider of communication test instruments, equipment for the installation, testing and maintenance of communications infrastructures.

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