On September 12th, Viavi announced the new FiberChek Sidewinder, the industry's first all-in-one handheld inspection and analysis solution for multifiber connectors. An extension of the proven FiberChek portfolio of testers, Sidewinder dramatically reduces time to inspect and certify fiber endfaces for faster network build-outs without sacrificing accuracy or ease of use. This new addition to the FiberChek family delivers a completely automated solution to inspect and analyze all 12 strands of a MPO fiber with industry-leading reliability and speed.
The Sidewinder is the first solution on the market to completely automate the multifiber inspection process with industry-leading reliability and speed. This new solution includes the following features:
- Technicians can receive automatic pass/fail results for all 12 MPO fibers in less than 12 seconds
- Endface quality can be certified to customer requirements, including IEC-61300-3-35
All-in-one design provides completely autonomous operation with features such as:
- Endface analysis
- Color touch screen
- On-board storage
- WiFi connectivity to mobile devices
The new FiberChek Sidewinder from Viavi can reduce job times by as much as 92 percent.