Fiber Patchcords

Single fiber optic patchcords come in a variety of styles: simplex jumpers, duplex jumpers, fanouts, pigtails, crossovers, etc. Terminations for these patchcords are typically done by fiber cabling manufacturers or by in-house fiber termination labs.

Interferometric endface geometry inspection is an essential part of the patchcord manufacturing process, specifically, to ensure the polishing process is producing properly polished terminations. Telcordia GR326 provides acceptable standard values for the endface geometry measurement values, though other standards like TIA and IEC in telecom, and MIL SPEC, SAE, and AIRNC for aerospace/defense may have alternative values.

The necessity of endface geometry inspection is typically driven by the application. High data rate systems as well as mission critical applications will require a high percentage of total connections to be inspected.

  • Single fiber connectors PC, UPC, APC
    • LC, SC, ST, FC, MU, SMA
  • Duplex SC, LC
  • MIL-SPEC termini
    • 1.25 mm, 1.6 mm, 2.0 mm, 2.5 mm
  • Field Service
  • Manufacturing
  • Supplier qualification
  • QA inspection and documentation
Important Features
  • Radius of curvature, fiber height and apex offset measurement
  • Automatic pass/fail surface defect analysis
  • Auto or quick manual focus adjustment
  • Quick change magnetic kinematic adapters
  • Compliance with Telcordia/IEC/TIA measurement standards
  • Quick and easy ISO/NIST traceable calibration
  • Measurement history database
  • Customizable endface measurement standards
SC/UPC Fiber Patchcord Measured with FiBO 250
Endface Geometry Rendering
Duplex LC/UPC Adapter for FiBO 200 (IP68 Duplex LC Shown)
Horizonatal Operation of FiBO 250 (M29504 termini shown)
Measurement History
How to Measure Termini And Connectors PC & APC