JDSU Launches Optical Test Handhelds for Enterprise and Broadband Services

Jan 19, 2010, 08:30 ET from JDSU

MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JDSU today introduced a new family of cost-effective optical test instruments and kits, the JDSU Optical SmartPocket™ handhelds, to support enterprise and broadband service providers.  The JDSU Optical SmartPocket handhelds are designed to deliver an easy to use interface, accurate performance and other key features that make them the most suitable optical test tools for any field technician dealing with optical fiber.

With a total of six new meters in the SmartPocket family, JDSU provides a meter for addressing most network structures and test applications. The family of optical instruments and kits includes JDSU Optical SmartPocket Power Meters and Light Sources.  

JDSU Optical SmartPocket Power Meters (OLP-3x), offer fast and accurate measurements of optical power level on single mode and multimode optical networks. Mainly used to measure optical power level (dBm) in facilities, telecommunications networks, or cable television fiber optic networks, they can also be combined with LED or laser light sources for insertion loss measurement.

JDSU Optical SmartPocket Light Sources (OLS-3x) can measure insertion loss and test the continuity in multimode data communications and local area networks as well as single mode telecommunication and cable television-multimedia networks.

"JDSU has a strong heritage of supporting our customers with multifunctional optical handhelds. The new SmartPocket line will phase out the oldest PocketClass handhelds which have sold more than 50,000 units worldwide over the last 10 years," said Enzo di Luigi, general manager in JDSU's Communications Test and Measurement business segment. "The SmartPocket family brings better accuracy, new innovative features and superior performance at a lower price point."

For more information about SmartPocket test meters and features, please visit JDSU at booth #1102 at BICSI Winter Conference and Exhibition, January 17-21 in Orlando, Florida. Information is also available at: www.jdsu.com/smartpocket.

About JDSU

JDSU (Nasdaq: JDSU; and TSX: JDU) enables broadband and optical innovation in the communications, commercial and consumer markets. JDSU is the leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers. JDSU is also a leading provider of innovative optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense, and decorative applications. More information is available at www.jdsu.com.