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Dirty and/or damaged fibre connectors are one of the most common cause of optical network problems. And in today's context where operators must speed up their fibre deployment and operate under amplified OPEX pressure, any network failure prevented can make a difference.

No matter the wide range of technologies or different infrastructures you are working with (FTTx, FTTA, DAS and Small cells or Data Centres) proper connector inspection is an essential best practice for fibre testing and installation, which must be included in all daily workflow procedures.


Connector Inspection & Cleaning


Optical Fibre Inspection and Grading - what's it all about?

This video and White Paper explain the manual inspection and grading process for optical fibre connector endfaces and the three acceptable methods detailed under international standard IEC 61300-3-35.

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And now Optical Fibre Cleaning Tools - which ones should I use and when?

This video shows how and when to use the various fibre cleaning tools available to ensure reliable optical fibre links.

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 Optical Inspection Probes

VIAVI P5000i Digital Analysis Microscope

The P5000i is a digital handheld microscope that automatically inspects and certifies the end faces of fiber connectors according to industry standards and specifications. This digital microscope provides instant pass/fail results at the push of a button, eliminating subjective and time-consuming guesswork.

Compatible with multiple platforms, including MTS-2000 / 4000 / 5800 / 6000A, 8000v2, HST-3000, Certifier40G, CellAdvisor JD720C, laptops, PCs, and Android mobile devices, the P5000i provides fast, repeatable analysis that easily integrates into existing test procedures. The world’s leading manufacturers, installers, and service providers already rely on Viavi Solutions to certify their fiber connectors. Whether testing on the production line or in the field, the P5000i gives any technician that handles fiber the same capabilities in the palm of their hand.



VIAVI FiberChek Probe Microscope

The FiberChek probe builds on industry-leading Viavi expertise in fiber inspection to deliver an all-in-one handheld for technicians at every skill level. Meeting all fiberinspection needs with built-in image viewing, auto-focus, pass/fail analysis, and result storage and recall, the FiberChek probe completely automates inspection workflows to ensure fast and accurate performance. Used alone or connected to other devices (via WiFi and USB), the FiberChek probe is the essential fiber tool for every technician.



VIAVI FiberChek Sidewinder all-in-one handheld inspection and analysis solution for multifiber connectors such as MPO

The FiberChek Sidewinder is the industry’s first "all-in-one" handheld inspection and analysis solution for multifiber connectors such as MPO. The latest addition to the award-winning VIAVI FiberChek family delivers a completely automated solution to inspect and analyze every fiber of an MPO or other multifiber connectors with industry-leading reliability and speed.



ODM VIS300 Manual Field Inspection Scope

The VIS 300 advances field connector inspection with its unique focus system. This development virtually eliminates the need to place the user’s hand in the same position each time for effective focus control. To focus simply turn the entire probe ¼ to ½ turns for complete focus range. No longer is it necessary for the user to keep one hand on the focus wheel. The VIS 300 includes a bright 3.5 inch LCD display and precision optics to provide an unmatched FOV (field of view) of 630μm by 440μm.

Extended use Lithium Ion batteries provide 8-10 hours of continuous use. When charging is necessary the included “smart AC charger” charges the battery in 3 hours and allows the unit to continue to operate. The VIS 300 comes with two user-selected adapter tips. Optional tips for most commonly used connectors are available. The VIS 300 monitor is supplied in a padded nylon case. Both the probe and monitor are transported in a hard carry case that also includes the charger, extra tips, and cleaning aids.


  • Unique external focus mechanism
  • 3.5" (8.9cm LCD display
  • DInerchangeable adapter tips
  • Ideal for field-viewing or PC-compatible for saving images





ODM VIS300C Automated Field Inspection Scope

The new VIS 300C from ODM provides handheld, all-in-one fiber testing for field and lab applications. This system brings together the most effective methods for verifying fiber connections to yield simple and repeatable test results.

The VIS 300C platform helps streamline fiber testing processes through an easy results-saving and reporting system. The 5-inch touch-based user interface allows users to quickly switch between inspecting fiber endfaces, testing with an optical power meter, and troubleshooting via an onboard VFL.

Test results are compiled in project folders which can be immediately synthesized into closeout reports at the touch of a button. The included Wi-Fi functionality allows users to send reports directly to the customer’s inbox or cloud storage folder for instantaneous deliverables.

This portable test platform allows technicians to bring ODM’s trusted test equipment with them wherever they go. Equally ideal for testing fiber on a cell tower or in a laboratory, the VIS 300C delivers exceptional results every time.

The VIS 300C comes with a high-definition microscope with 4 standard inspection tips, a portable carry-bag, and protective travel case. If an OPM is included with the VIS 300C, the OPM will have a 2.5mm universal patch cord adapter attached. If included, the optional VFL will have a 2.5mm universal interface. Additional adapters are available for the inspection scope, OPM, and VFL.


  • Automated analysis compliant with IEC 61300-3-35 standards
  • 5" (12.7cm) multi-touch LCD display
  • Interchangeable adapter tips
  • Test result sharing via Wi-Fi or USB cable to PC connection
  • Expansive storage and instant reports with custom parameters





ODM VIS400 High-Definition Inspection Scope

The VIS 400-HDP inspection scope allows test technicians to inspect and grade fiber endfaces by offering the most detailed image possible. When used in conjunction with ODM’s proprietary InSpec™ software the VIS 400 ensures compliance with the IEC 61300-3-35 standard.

ODM’s software grades fiber ends based on the four critical zones outlined in the industry standard. Tapping or mousing over debris allows technicians to see details on each defect. The VIS 400’s high-definition camera allows the software to distinguish defects as small as one micron, eliminating guesswork when determining endface acceptability.

The VIS 400 provides a high-definition image with a 860μm x 640μm field of view, allowing technicians to see debris outside IEC specified zones. Debris on the periphery of the fiber end should be cleaned to avoid migration during connector mating. This procedure allows technicians to ensure connectors are completely clean for the most reliable optical link.

With ODM’s optional Portable Access Device (PA 255B), technicians can stream live images of fiber ends from the VIS 400 to the InSpec™ app on any Wi-Fi enabled smartphone or tablet. The InSpec™ app allows users to inspect, grade, and archive images on their wireless device.

The VIS 400-HDP kit contains connector cleaning tools for up to 500 cleanings and adapter tips for all the most popular connectors (LC, SC, 1.25mm and 2.5mm Universal), all packaged in a durable carry case.


  • Unique external focus & enhanced magnification for clear HD images
  • Automated analysis compliant with IEC 61300-3-35 standards
  • Interchangeable adapter tips



FTTA Smart Probe

The FTTA Smart Probe allows technicians to inspect the fibre endfaces. Images are captured digitally and streamed on the monitor of any Windows Laptop, iOS and Android Tablet or Smartphone. The FTTX Smart Probe is an ergonomically designed, compact, Wi-Fi probe for smart phones and tablets. Featuring integrated Wi-Fi module and left/right handed thumb or finger operation for greater ease of use and convenience. Incorporating high resolution sensor outputting 960 x 544 pixel resolution images at 16:9 aspect ratio, the Smart Probe can easily view two MT/MPO fibres rather than just a single fibre. The App,available from Google Play, includes digital zoom and still capture capabilities

Smart Probe Features

  • WiFi streaming
  • Easily connect with Laptops, Smartphones, & Tablets
  • Replaceable & rechargeable battery
  • Available adapter tips (LC, SC, FC, ST, DIN)
  • MPO Tip Up to 24F Available
  • High precision alignment
  • Up to 24F displayed simultaneously on the screen



OCI-20BN Optical Connector Inspector

Intelligent 'wear-like-a-watch-style' optical inspection probe


Shinewaytech's OCI-20BN is a portable optical fiber connector inspector for checking fiber and connector end-face cleanliness, ideal for bench top and fiber optic network installation technicians to eliminate error caused by poor quality or improper cleaning.

The OCI-20BN offers excellent viewing on connector/fiber end-face and has a unique feature to record and save image/video of fiber end-face all by itself, with no computer or any external devices needed, which is the only type of its kind in the industry.


  •   More than 30 Assorted High-precise tips Or customize for inspection solutions
  •   Handy on-site test




Optical Connector Cleaning

FCP-5 Fibre Connector Cleaning Pen

FCP-5 is a high-performance device designed for cleaning the ferrule end faces of MU/LC connectors. it can quickly clean off wastes or greasy dirt from optical connector end-face and guarantee cleaning result above 95%. FCP-5’s anti-static design can prevent secondary pollution after cleaning.

  • Professional applications in MU/LC
  • Easily clean connector inside adaptor and plugs
  • Anti-static design
  • Compact and durable




FCT-5 Fibre Connector Cleaning Tape

FCT-5 Fibre Connector Cleaning Tape is essential accessory to maintain and guarantee good quality of fibre optic connection. It is the best non-alcohol cleaning method for various fibre optic terminations which is simply and swiftly used. Suitable for connector such as SC, FC, MU, LC, ST, D4, DIN etc

  • Special non-alcohol superfine fibre cloth
  • Easy handling and antistatic
  • Friendly using, efficient cleaning
  • Tape made of high density textile fibres
  • Cleaning time 500+
  • Easy to replace the tape
  • Level of cleaning: -20 ~ -50 dB (Return Loss)




Smart Cleaner Optical Fibre Cleaner

Simple removal of dust & contaminants

The Senko Fibre Optic Cleaners are dry cloth cleaners specially designed to clean connections residing in an adapter, faceplate or bulkhead. The Senko Fibre Optic Cleaners are simple to use and highly effective at removing oil and dust contaminants that can negatively impact optical performance.

Proven effectiveness at removing:

  • Arizona road dust
  • 70% IPA residue
  • Dryer lint
  • Distilled H2O residue
  • Skin oil and Hand lotion
  • Graphite - pre mate
  • NaCl residue
  • Graphite - post mate
  • Vegetable oil

Applications and Features

  • Fibre network panels and assemblies
  • Outdoor FTTX applications
  • Cable assembly production facility
  • Testing laboratories
  • Servers, switches, routers and OADMS with   SC, FC, ST, MU and LC interface
  • Easy pushing motion engages connector   and initiates cleaner