Fiber OWL 4 BOLT / WaveSource SM Auto-test kit with integrated VFL

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The Fiber OWL 4 BOLT optical power meter is  singlemode ready, and contains a user-friendly Fiber Link Wizard that performs link budget calculation (including integrated fiber link length testing), and sets a reference value using the characteristics of the link. This reference is the PASS/FAIL threshold and is calculated against the chosen standard. Up to 1000 fiber runs may be stored, then downloaded to a PC for report generation using our OWL Reporter software. It also includes intelligent automated testing functions, such as automatic dual-wavelength storage and auto-wavelength recognition, which reduce testing time and human error.

The WaveSource SM VFL fiber optic laser source is designed for accurate testing and certification of singlemode (1310nm & 1550nm) networks. Its dual-wavelength output is temperature-stabilized for accurate measurements, and the integrated VFL is used for quick visual fault location. The WaveSource SM VFL has a built-in auto-wavelength switching protocol designed to synchronize the wavelength of the Fiber OWL 4 BOLT with the current output wavelength.


  • The VFL can be used as a troubleshooting tool to determine if there are breaks, micro-bends, or any other anomalies causing excessive loss within the first few feet of the fiber under test located in the splice tray. The laser diode in the VFL injects high-intensity red laser light into the near-end connector. If this light encounters any anomalies, such as a break or a microbend, the light is deflected into the fiber jacket, producing a red glow at the point of the anomaly. Some optical fiber jackets are colored so that it is difficult to see red light shining through, so it is recommended to keep the room light at a minimum when using the VFL for visual fault location. 
  • Certification of singlemode fiber links at 1310nm and 1550nm
  • Auto-wavelength recognition and automatic data storage reduce testing time and human error
  • Integrated fiber optic length tester for accurate link length measurements
  • Data storage for up to 1000 data points including run labels, fiber type, and link information including link name, date, reference power values, fiber length, and number of splices and interconnects
  • Built-in loss wizard for calculation of maximum allowable loss values (link budget)
  • USB interface for continuous data logging, report printing, or data downloading
  • OWL Reporter software for printing formatted fiber certification reports
  • Absolute or relative mode for giving you instant pass/fail results
  • Selectively view, delete or resample data points
  • Integrated visual fault locator (VFL)
  • Three connector options are available (ST, SC, and FC).

Supported Cabling Standards:

  • EIA/TIA 568-B/C ISO/IEC 11801 10-Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1000Base-SX 1000Base-LX 100Base-FX
  • 10Base-FB 10Base-FL FDDI
  • ATM-155 ATM-622 Fibre Channel
  • Token Ring
  • Also supports 2 user-definable standards

Kit Contents

  • Power Meter: Fiber OWL 4 BOLT Light Source: WaveSource SM VFL
  • OWL Reporter software
  • Product manuals
  • Download cable
  • 9-volt batteries
  • NIST certificate
  • Carrying case
  • Protective rubber boots
  • Carrying straps

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Singlemode Fiber Optic Link Certification