Fibre Characterisation & Testing Kits

The risks of failing to properly characterise the fiber before system turn-up are significant. If the fiber is not characterised beforehand, substantial delays in service provisioning or increased time to repair can occur, which can lead to project postponements and missed turn-up commitments.

If the network fails to perform as promised, the network provider is required to test the network and pinpoint the trouble source. In addition, the verification of fiber performance and the comparison with commissioning/acceptance test values are useful for ongoing network analysis and trending.

For companies who are not network providers, test equipment is often needed to solve finger-pointing issues, especially when multiple contractors are involved.

Livingston provides a range of equipment that can help network providers and operators measure and and characterize their network to reach optimum performance.


Below are some application notes from some of our key suppliers and some of the equipment that we have to support these applications. If you do not find what you are looking for then please give us a call as we are always interested in finding the best solutions to your needs:


Anritsu MT9083A

Access Master

Anritsu MW9076B

Singlemode Mini OTDR 1310 - 1550nm

Anritsu OSA425

Optical Spectrum Analyser 1250-1650nm


Micro-OTDR for LAN/WAN Networks

Exfo FLS-5834

Light Source for PMD CD System

Exfo FOT-932-12-VFT

Optical Automated Test Set 1310/1550nm

Exfo FPM-302

FPM-302 Optical Power Meter

Exfo FTB-500-8

FTB-500 Mainframe (8-slots)

Exfo FTB-5240

Optical Spectrum Analyser


Optical Spectrum Analyser


OSA w/Polarization Controller

Exfo FTB-5500B

PMD Analyser

Exfo FTB-5700

Single Ended PMD/CD Analyser Module

Exfo FTB-5800

Chromatic Dispersion module


Single Mode OTDR 1310/1383/1550/1625nm Water absorption peek

Exfo FVA-60B

Optical Attenuator 1310/1550nm

Exfo PPM-352B

PON Power Meter, 2 Port 1310/1490/1550nm

Exfo PPM353C

PON Optical power Meter 1310/1490nm

Fluke DTX-MFM2

Multimode Fibre Mod (Pair)850/1300nm DTX

Fluke Networks OF-500

Optifiber Certifying OTDR Multimode 850/1310nm

KD Optics PM30

Optical Power Mtr 850/1310/1550nm +10dBm

Keysight / Agilent 81618A

Single Interface Module

Keysight / Agilent 81624A

InGaAS Optical Head, -90 to +10dBm

Keysight / Agilent 8163A

Lightwave Multimeter

Noyes M200 Quad

OTDR Singlemode and Multimode

Noyes OLS-1-2C

OLS1-2C Multimode 850/1300nm FC Source

Noyes OPM4-4D

Optical Power Meter 850-1625nm

Noyes SVA1-FC/SC

Optical Attenuator Singlemode FC

Sunrise Telecomm Sunset MTT

Sunset MTT Color Chassis

Sunrise Telecomm SunSet MTT-35AFCU

Mini Single Mode OTDR 1310/1550nm

Viavi (JDSU) E8123MM

OTDR Module 850/1300nm 25/23dB ST/PC

Viavi (JDSU) E8126HD

OTDR Module 1310/1550nm 42/40dB FC/PC

Viavi (JDSU) E8126LR

OTDR Module 1310/1550nm 43/41dB FC/PC

Viavi (JDSU) E8126MR

OTDR Module 1310/1550nm 40/38dB FC/PC

Viavi (JDSU) E8126VHD

OTDR Module 1310/1550nm 44/44dB FC/PC

Viavi (JDSU) E8126VLR

Very Long Range 45/43dB 1310/1550 OTDR

Viavi (JDSU) E8136HD

OTDR Module 1310/1550/1625nm 42/40/40bB

Viavi (JDSU) E8138VLR49

OTDR Module 1310/1490/1550nm 45/42/43dB

Viavi (JDSU) MTS-6000

Portable Mainframe for OTDR Modules

Viavi (JDSU) OLA-15B

Optical Attenuator 1310/1550nm

Viavi (JDSU) OLA-55M

OLA-55 Singlemode Variable Attenuator PC

Viavi (JDSU) OLP-15C

Optical Power Meter 780-1650nm +20dBm

Viavi (JDSU) OLP-18C

Optical Power Meter 800-1700nm +26dBm

Viavi (JDSU) OLP-55/26

High Power +26dBm Optical Power Meter

Viavi (JDSU) OLP-57

FTTx Optical Power Meter 1310/1490nm

Viavi (JDSU) OLP-6

Optical Power Meter 780-1700nm +10dBm

Viavi (JDSU) OLS-15

Laser Light Source 1310/1550nm -7dBm

Viavi (JDSU) OLS-55/01

Laser Source 1310/1550nm

Viavi (JDSU) ONT-506

Optical Network Tester Mainframe

Viavi (JDSU) OSA-301

High Performance Optical Spectrum Analyser with 10.7G Drop

Viavi (JDSU) OSA300

OSA-300 1250 to 1650nm OSA


Livingston provides a range of equipment that can help network providers and operators measure and and characterize their network to reach optimum performance.

  • Rent as long as you need the equipment
  • Only quality brands
  • No hidden costs
  • If equipment goes faulty, replacements will be supplied within 24hrs
  • When you have finished with the equipment, give us a call and we will arrange collection


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