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General: Supported SFP's and Measuring Optical Power

 
 
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The following NetAlly products are capable of connecting to a fiber network using the SFP interface. Please note, not all units ship with an SFP adapter so it might need to be purchased separately.

  • LinkRunner AT 2000 (not available on the 1000)
    • Verify the SFP by selecting Tools, then LinkRunner Information.
  • LinkRunner G2
    • Verify the SFP by selecting About from the left-side navigation drawer in the LinkRunner G2 app.
  • OneTouch AT G2
    • Verify the SFP from the Home screen by tapping OneTouch AT icon (bottom middle) and scrolling down to SFP info.
  • OneTouch AT 10G (capable of 10G fiber)
    • Verify the SFP from the Home screen by tapping OneTouch AT icon (bottom middle) and scrolling down to SFP info.
  • EtherScope nXG (capable of 10G fiber)
    • Verify the SFP by selecting About from the left-side navigation drawer in EtherScope nXG apps.

The following SFP modules are supported and available as additional accessories from NetAlly. Keep in mind it is possible to use other SFP's outside of the ones listed below (unless you are using 100mb fiber, as we only support this model). The important thing to keep in mind is that you are using the same SFP type at both ends. For example, If you are using a 1000BASE-SX SFP in your switch port then you must use a 1000BASE-SX SFP in the LRAT.

Fiber Optical Color Chart:

What do the fiber terms 9/125, 50/125 and 62.5/125 refer to?

These terms refer to the diameter in microns of a fiber optic cable's core and cladding.
The first set of numbers - 9, 50 and 62.5 refer to the diameter of the fiber cable's core.
The second set of numbers - 125 refer to the diameter of the outside of the fiber cable's cladding.
The cladding is a special coating that keeps the light from escaping the glass core.
9/125 refers to a single mode fiber cable. 50/125 and 62.5/125 refer to multimode fiber cable.