Combines with the FG-750 Node iOLM as part of the first practical FTTx line quality assessment solution from the node.
TAM Couples OTDR to Line
Test access module (TAM) is the common and standard name given to a fiber-optic coupling element, which is used in remote testing and monitoring applications to combine the OTDR signal with traffic.
The device used to perform this function is typically a coupler. Some are broadband-type, others are WDM-type or wavelength-division multiplexers, which are spectrally sensitive combiners.
24-WDM TAM Kit
This kit allows 24 transmit/receive ports to be coupled with an OTDR test signal with the lowest loss possible, compared to other tapping techniques. These WDMs also isolate Tx/Rx circuits from any OTDR signal coming back from the network in excess of 30 dB.
MTP/MPO 48-Channel Fanout or Patch Panel (Without WDM)
If you own EXFO test equipment or opt for an optical switch terminated with 12-fiber MTPs or 8-fiber MPOs, and need an SC-APC termination, EXFO also offers the same footprint and assembly, without the WDMs. Similarly to the TAM kits, 3 m-long multifiber pigtails at the rear can connect to the front/rear of the test equipment that is terminated with a multifiber connector. This is used to transfer from multifiber to single-fiber cabling, close to the test equipment.