JGR optics announces availability of RL1 Automated Return Loss Meter

Created October 29, 2019
Technologies and Products

JGR Optics has announced the launch of the RL1 Automated Return Loss Meter for shipping.The RL1 was created with the flexibility in mind to keep up with new ever-changing applications and industry requirements. It is designed to be chassis modular, allowing for quick chassis-to-chassis pairing via USB or Ethernet connection, and can be connected directly to an SX1 switch for multi-fiber testing. The RL1 takes full control of the switch, automating measurements while storing all references and results inside the RL21. JGR says the RL1 is the perfect tool for the most challenging fiber optic cable assemblies and components.

“We knew for a while that there was a need for something new in the cable assembly test equipment world. The RL1 has many exciting added features such as self-calibration, fast measurement mode, wireless remote head power meters, no computer dependency, and the list goes on. The design was a well-thought-out collaboration between our close relationships with industry leaders and our extensive testing experience,” said Pierre Leonard, CEO at JGR Optics Inc.

The first prototype of the meter was displayed at San Diego at OFC in March of 2019. Since March, the RL1 has been going through rigorous qualifications and slight design changes based on customer feedback. The RL1 has been meticulously designed to feature the fastest and most accurate mandrel-free insertion loss and return loss measurements available in its class of test equipment.

With the RL1, JGR is connecting standard test equipment with modern advancements in technology while still looking to the future. The RL1 is ready to be the measurement equipment selected for your fully automated line by using ethernet to synchronize automated mechanical movements with remote measurements. The RL1 is the newest product in a collection of test equipment to be released by JGR.

For more information, visit www.jgroptics.com

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.