AFL Introduces M710 OTDR with TruEventâ„¢ Technology

Lowell, MA and Spartanburg, SC – AFL introduces the M710 high performance OTDR with TruEvent™ Technology. The M710 is AFL’s longest-reaching single-mode OTDR that enables the test and characterization of links in excess of 200 km. Combining industry leading event analysis with long range capability provides a powerful tool for testing many of today’s fiber optic networks.

The M710 includes an integrated optical power meter and visual fault locator and integrates with Test Results Manager (TRM™) Certification Reporting Software for comprehensive reports compliant to TIA/ISO guidelines.

“Fiber networks can be long or short, have many connections and splices or very few. Combining high dynamic range performance and superior event analysis makes the M710-40 OTDR a powerful test solution for many applications,” commented Lee Kellett, director of product marketing for AFL’s test equipment division.

The M710-40 OTDR has the many popular features found in other M-series OTDRs, including live fiber detection, pass/fail reporting, front panel check and inspection capability. The new OTDR supports Full Auto, Expert (manual) and Real-Time OTDR test modes, multi-wavelength testing and visual inspection using the DFS1 Digital FiberScope.

Thousands of OTDR test results can be saved as standard .SOR files and stored internally or on the supplied USB drive. Test results are transferable via USB to a computer for analyzing with the supplied Windows®-compatible TRM software.

Several other M710 models with TruEvent Technology will be available by mid-year. For additional information about AFL, its products and services, visit

About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, enterprise and OEM markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, renewables and transportation. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Lee Kellett
Director of Product Marketing,
AFL, Test and Inspection Division

Corie Culp
PR Manager