The DFS1 Digital FiberScope supports magnified video inspection of fiber optic connectors to ensure end-faces are free of damage and contamination. The DFS1 illuminates fiber end-faces and delivers magnified fiber end-face images via USB port for display and archiving on AFL’s M-series OTDRs (M200, M700) or C-series OTDRs and Certification Testers (C840, C850, C860, C880). Using AFL’s SimpleView™ software, users may connect the DFS1 to a USB port on their laptop or PC to view fiber end-faces on the PC’s display.
AFL SimpleView™ Fiber Inspection Software is an application which permits the DFS1 Digital FiberScope to be used with Windows® XP or Windows® 7 computers. AFL SimpleView software displays a live, high-resolution video image of the end-face of an optical fiber on the PC’s display. SimpleView software is a free download.
A large adjustment knob permits easy focusing using real-time view. Once focused, a conveniently located trigger button signals the attached display device to capture the image for analysis and archiving. The scope’s ergonomic shape and control locations support comfortable, single-handed operation.
The DFS1 is powered through the USB port, eliminating the need for an additional battery or AC power supplies. Electronic video inspection eliminates all danger of eye damage from active (lit) fibers carrying either visible or infrared wavelengths.
An extensive assortment of adapters supports inspection of a wide range of optical jumper cable connector ferrules and bulkhead adapters. Bulkhead adapter tips are available in multiple lengths as well as 60° angle. Connector adapters are available for PC, UPC, or APC polished ferrules in 1.25 mm, 2.5 mm and other diameters. For more details on available connector adapters, see DFS1 Adapter Tips datasheet.