PON Power Meter—PPM-350C
The all in one FTTH Tester
- BPON, EPON and GPON configurations
- Service activation and troubleshooting
- Data storage and reporting capabilities
Key Features and Benefits
- Simultaneous measurement of all PON signals, anywhere on the network
- Innovative workflow management, for boosted test routine efficiency
- Enhanced rugged and weatherproof design
- Protected data format, for guaranteed test result authenticity
The Frontrunner Now Runs Even Faster
When FTTH was first deployed, EXFO was there to test it, namely by pioneering the simultaneous upstream/downstream measurement technique via a pass-through connection. In fact, the EXFO-pioneered PPM-350 series, which quickly established itself as the clear-cut leader in the PON power meter market—over 21 000 units have been sold until now—has played an important part in major FTTH deployments worldwide.
Since then, we have developed our instrument even more to provide you with the best PON power meter yet. The PPM-350C enables quick, on-site testing of all PON signals, anywhere on the network. Its new workflow management capabilities and enhanced ruggedness will increase the efficiency of your daily deployment activities.
Moreover, its visual fault locator port allows for easy fiber identification and macrobend location. This handheld unit also features pass/warning/fail LED indicators with user-defined thresholds.
Reliable Performance, Whether the Elements Agree or Not
Thanks to its enhanced weatherproof design and straightforward user interface, and building on the strength of its predecessor, the PPM-350B, the PPM-350C PON Power Meter establishes a new FTTx testing benchmark. It delivers fast, reliable results, even when used in cold, wet or windy conditions.
Easy-to-Access Data Storage
The unit’s data storage capabilities provide ultimate flexibility. Transfer your data quickly and easily, store your test results for future reference and generate a wide range of FTTH reports. Moreover, the PPM-350C allows you to store up to 1000 test results, which are downloadable through its USB interface.
Simultaneous Measurement of All PON Signals
The PPM-350C acts as a pass-through device, allowing the simultaneous measurement and display of all PON signals—voice, data and video. This patented, built-in technology facilitates service activation testing and troubleshooting.
Quick and Efficient Visual Inspection
Whether for identifying breaks, bends, faulty connectors or splices, as well as other causes of signal loss, the PPM-350C’s optional visual fault locator (VFL) enables quick and easy troubleshooting. This valuable option helps you shorten time-to-restoration cycles and increase the productivity of your field crews.
Automated Pass/Warning/Fail Assessment
In addition to user-defined thresholds, EXFO’s new PON power meter offers pass/warning/fail LED indicators that allow you to clearly and quickly assess your network’s power level. This user-friendly feature facilitates QoS verification.
Rugged and Weatherproof Design
Truly rugged and weatherproof, the PPM-350C is the ideal tool for technicians working outdoors. What’s more, its enhanced design also features a waterproof keyboard, port cover flaps and a protective cap.
Unique Workflow Management, for Faster Deployments
Ensure the authenticity of each measure
Eliminate the guesswork with EXFO’s comprehensive and easy-to-use data-storage interface designed with PON testing in mind. As such, test results can be stored and flagged per OLT, per ONT and even per location. Then, they are stored in a protected data format, ensuring the authenticity of each measure.
Customize Location Names, Inside and Outside
The computer interface allows easy customization of OLT, ONT and location names. Start testing right away; don’t waste time naming the files. This time-saving feature eliminates the risk of errors. Each file is named correctly so you don’t have to worry about having to rename each file when you are back at the office.
Eliminate Wrong Data Naming and Speed Up Test Routines
The PPM-350C features a Job Editor mode, which allows you to pre-configure upcoming jobs in the unit’s memory. Once on location, you simply have to select the job ID, the ONT number and the location ID for quick data storage—making the need to carry your work schedule in the field a thing of the past. This is the best way to link results with customers/activations, also called jobs. It’s as easy as 1-2-3:
- Configure jobs at the office prior to a work session
- Perform field service activation and/or troubleshooting
- Generate a job report in a few minutes
Plus, if the Job Editor mode is not configured, you can still store your results using generic names, for quick and efficient testing.