Allen Industries service and field technicians have essentially grown up during their careers repairing and testing with these meters in the repair facilities and in the field. We have seen the technology grow over the years, and we have been right alongside the manufacturing technologies, studying the white papers and diversifying with the technologies as they change. The Fluke Networks Fiber Optic QuickMap fills the gap between a VFL and an OTDR. These models have the simplicity of a VFL, and provide distance and power information on high losses, breaks, and the end of the fiber and also identify live fiber. VFLs work well for exposed lengths of fiber near a patch panel by illuminating bad connections and breaks. They are not very helpful for cable runs more than a few meters, when the cable not visible or accessible, or when the laser light can’t penetrate the jacket. Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDR) provide graphical data and analysis along the entire length of a cable, way beyond the reach of a VFL, but they can be expensive and require more time and skill to operate making the Fluke Networks Fiber Optic QuickMap Multimode Distance and Fault Locator the perfect solution. If you are in need of a repair or calibration, simply fill out the Fluke Quick Quote Form and a knowledgeable specialist will reply as soon as possible, usually within an hour.