OWL VIDEOS
CONCEPTS
Video #: C1001
Description: Basic information about the concepts surrounding the testing of fiber optic links, including:
--understanding the value of being well-versed in fiber optics knowledge;
--understanding why testing optical fibers is so important;
--understanding the different levels of testing an optical fiber;
--being able to discern which types of test are valid, and which ones are not valid;
--understanding the basic components and configuration of a properly designed fiber link;
--understanding the basic procedure for properly testing a fiber link; and
--being able to determine if a link is good or not.
Video #: C1002
Description: This video discusses the concepts and application of mandrels used for testing multimode fiber optic links.
Video #: C1003
Description: This video discusses the concepts and application of universal ports on OWL optical power meters.
Video #: C1006
Description: Covers the basic concept of setting a reference for optical loss testing, and the different reference methods used to set a reference.
Video #: C1007
Description: Explains the concept of OTDR dead zones, the effect of dead zones on OTDR measurements, and the use of OTDR launch cables to counter the effects of dead zones.
Video #: C1008
Description: Some fiber optic test equipment manufacturers offer interchangeable connector ports for their test equipment. This video covers the concept of interchangeable connector ports, and exposes a major flaw when using interchangeable connector ports on fiber optic light sources.
Video #: C1009
Description: When testing fiber network installations, it is important to ensure the equipment used to test the fiber is also capable of measuring the quality of the installation.

This video briefly explains the concept of qualification, and why qualification testers fall short when it comes to determining the quality of a fiber optic network.
Video #: C1010
Description: Explains the concept of a standard in general, as well as how standards benefit the fiber optics cabling industry; clarifies why a cabling standard is different from other concepts such as calibration and fiber optic test procedures (FOTP); and finally, covers the two main categories of cabling standards used to certify fiber optic links.
Video #: C1011
Description: Covers various topics regarding fiber optic patch cables, including some misconceptions about patch cables, how patch cables are used for testing, and assistance on how to choose the right cable for testing.
 
MARKETING
Video #: M1001
Description: Assists users with choosing the right OWL test kit for their application.
Video #: M1002
Description: Introduces the OWLTrek Singlemode OTDR, explaining the key features of this device.
Video #: M1003
Description: Describes the functions and controls of the OWLTrek OTDR.
Video #: M1004
Description: Explains the advantage of using OWL pulse suppressor boxes.
Video #: M1005
Description: Sooner or later, your fiber jobs will require certification report printing. Find out how OWL Installer Series test kits can help.
Video #: M1006
Description: Introduces the OWLTrek multimode OTDR.
Video #: M1007
Description: Explains dynamic range as it relates to Multimode OTDRs, and why wider dynamic range isn't necessarily a benefit.
Video #: M1008
Description: Explains the benefits and applications of the OWL ZOOM 2 optical power meter.
Video #: M1009
Description: Explains the benefits and applications of the OWL WaveTester optical power meter.
Video #: M1010
Description: Explains the benefits and applications of the OWL Micro OWL 2 optical power meter.
Video #: M1011
Description: Explains the benefits and applications of the OWL Fiber OWL 4 BOLT optical power meter.
Video #: M1012
Description: Explains the benefits and applications of the OWL FS400 fiber optic field inspection microscope.
Video #: M1013
Description: Explains the benefits and applications of the OWL VS-400-U fiber optic inspection probe microscope.
Video #: M1014
Description: Explains the benefits and applications of the OWL VS-400-H fiber optic inspection probe microscope.
Video #: M1015
Description: Explains the benefits and applications of the OWL PCVFL visual fault locator.
Video #: M1016
Description: Introduces the Fiber OWL 7 line of fiber link certifiers, and explains the benefits of the Fiber OWL 7 BIDI bi-directional fiber certifier as an alternative to ultra-expensive copper/fiber hybrids and traditional single-fiber certifiers.
Video #: M1017
Description: Explains the benefits and applications of the OWLTrek II Quad Kit OTDR.

TUTORIALS
Video #: T1001 Fiber OWL 4 BOLT optical power meter Dual OWL multimode light source
Description: This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for checking the following items together for proper operation:

Fiber OWL 4 BOLT optical power meter

Dual OWL series multimode light source
Model #:
FO-4B
Model #:
DO2xx
Video #: T1002 Fiber OWL 4 BOLT optical power meter Laser OWL singlemode laser source
Description: This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for checking the following items together for proper operation:

Fiber OWL 4 BOLT optical power meter

Laser OWL series singlemode laser source
Model #:
FO-4B
Model #:
LO2xx
Video #: T1003 Fiber OWL 4 BOLT optical power meter WaveSource Multimode Light Source 
Description: This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for checking the following items together for proper operation:

Fiber OWL 4 BOLT optical power meter

WaveSource series multimode light source
   
  Model #:
FO-4B 
Model #s:
WS-MDxx
WS-MDVxx
WS-MDSDxx  
Video #: T1004 Fiber OWL 4 BOLT optical power meter WaveSource Singlemode Laser Source 
Description: This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for checking the following items together for proper operation:

Fiber OWL 4 BOLT optical power meter

WaveSource series singlemode light source
   
  Model #:
FO-4B 
Model #s:
WS-SDxx
WS-VSDxx
WS-MDSDxx   
Video #: T1005 Micro OWL 2 optical power meter  Dual OWL multimode light source
Description: This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for checking the following items together for proper operation:

Micro OWL 2 optical power meter

Dual OWL series multimode light source
   
  Model #s:
MO-2
MO-2V
Model #:
DO2xx
Video #: T1006 Micro OWL 2 optical power meter  Laser OWL singlemode laser source
Description: This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for checking the following items together for proper operation:

Micro OWL 2 optical power meter

Laser OWL series singlemode laser source
 
  Model #s:
MO-2
MO-2V
Model #:
LO2xx
Video #: T1007 Micro OWL 2 optical power meter  WaveSource Multimode Light Source 
Description: This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for checking the following items together for proper operation:

Micro OWL 2 optical power meter

WaveSource series multimode light source
   
  Model #s:
MO-2
MO-2V
Model #s:
WS-MDxx
WS-MDVxx
WS-MDSDxx  
Video #: T1008 Micro OWL 2 optical power meter  WaveSource Singlemode Laser Source 
Description: This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for checking the following items together for proper operation:

Micro OWL 2 optical power meter

WaveSource series singlemode light source
   
  Model #s:
MO-2
MO-2V
Model #s:
WS-SDxx
WS-VSDxx
WS-MDSDxx   
Video #: T1009 WaveTester optical power meter  Dual OWL multimode light source
Description: This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for checking the following items together for proper operation:

WaveTester optical power meter

Dual OWL series multimode light source
   
  Model #s:
WT-1
WT-1V
Model #:
DO2xx
Video #: T1010 WaveTester optical power meter  Laser OWL singlemode laser source
Description: This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for checking the following items together for proper operation:

WaveTester optical power meter

Laser OWL series singlemode laser source
 
  Model #s:
WT-1
WT-1V
Model #:
LO2xx
Video #: T1011 WaveTester optical power meter  WaveSource Multimode Light Source 
Description: This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for checking the following items together for proper operation:

WaveTester optical power meter

WaveSource series multimode light source
   
  Model #s:
WT-1
WT-1V
Model #s:
WS-MDxx
WS-MDVxx
WS-MDSDxx  
Video #: T1012 WaveTester optical power meter  WaveSource Singlemode Laser Source 
Description: This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for checking the following items together for proper operation:

WaveTester optical power meter

WaveSource series singlemode light source
   
  Model #s:
WT-1
WT-1V
Model #s:
WS-SDxx
WS-VSDxx
WS-MDSDxx   
Video #: T1013 ZOOM 2 optical power meter  Dual OWL multimode light source
Description: This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for checking the following items together for proper operation:

ZOOM 2 optical power meter

Dual OWL series multimode light source
   
  Model #s:
ZO-2
ZO-2V 
Model #:
DO2xx
Video #: T1014 ZOOM 2 optical power meter  Laser OWL singlemode laser source
Description: This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for checking the following items together for proper operation:

ZOOM 2 optical power meter

Laser OWL series singlemode laser source
   
  Model #s:
ZO-2
ZO-2V 
Model #:
LO2xx
Video #: T1015 ZOOM 2 optical power meter  WaveSource Multimode Light Source 
Description: This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for checking the following items together for proper operation:

ZOOM 2 optical power meter

WaveSource series multimode light source
   
  Model #s:
ZO-2
ZO-2V 
Model #s:
WS-MDxx
WS-MDVxx
WS-MDSDxx  
Video #: T1016 ZOOM 2 optical power meter  WaveSource Singlemode Laser Source 
Description: This video demonstrates the self-diagnostic procedure for checking the following items together for proper operation:

ZOOM 2 optical power meter

WaveSource series singlemode light source
   
  Model #s:
ZO-2
ZO-2V 
Model #s:
WS-SDxx
WS-VSDxx
WS-MDSDxx   
Video #: T1017
Description: Explains the benefits and procedure for using AUTO mode on an OWL WaveSource series fiber optic light source.
Video #: T1018
Description: Demonstrates how to set trace parameters in the OWLTrek OTDR.
Video #: T1019
Description: Demonstrates the use of cursors on the trace screen of the OWLTrek OTDR, and shows proper cursor placement for common types of events when analyzing traces.
Video #: T1020
Description: Demonstrates how to store, name, retrieve, and delete traces while using the OWLTrek OTDR.
Video #: T1021
Description: Covers the various miscellaneous settings in the OWLTrek OTDR.
Video #: T1022
Description: Covers maintenance and upkeep issues concerning the OWLTrek OTDR.
Video #: T1023
Description: Demonstrates how to replace the battery for most OWL testers, including ZOOM 2, WaveTester, Micro OWL, Dual OWL, Laser OWL, WaveSource, PCVFL, HOOTS, and BOLT/VOLT units.
Video #: T1024
Description: Demonstrates how to replace the battery in Fiber OWL series optical power meters.
Video #: T1025
Description: Demonstrates how to remove stored data from the OWL WaveTester optical power meter.
Video #: T1026
Description: Demonstrates how to set the user name and telephone number in the Fiber OWL 4 BOLT Optical Power Meter.
Video #: T1027 Fiber OWL 4 BOLT optical power meter Dual OWL multimode light source
Description: This video demonstrates how to certify a multimode fiber optic link using the following items:

Fiber OWL 4 BOLT optical power meter

Dual OWL series multimode light source
   
Model #:
FO-4B 
Model #:
DO2xx
Video #: T1028 Fiber OWL 4 BOLT optical power meter Laser OWL singlemode laser source
Description: This video demonstrates how to certify a singlemode fiber optic link using the following items:

Fiber OWL 4 BOLT optical power meter

Laser OWL series singlemode laser source
   
Model #:
FO-4B 
Model #:
LO2xx
Video #: T1029 Fiber OWL 4 BOLT optical power meter WaveSource Multimode Light Source 
Description: This video demonstrates how to certify a multimode fiber optic link using the following items:

Fiber OWL 4 BOLT optical power meter

WaveSource series multimode light source
   
Model #:
FO-4B 
Model #s:
WS-MDxx
WS-MDVxx
WS-MDSDxx  
Video #: T1030 Fiber OWL 4 BOLT optical power meter WaveSource Singlemode Laser Source 
Description: This video demonstrates how to certify a singlemode fiber optic link using the following items:

Fiber OWL 4 BOLT optical power meter

WaveSource series singlemode light source
   
Model #:
FO-4B 
Model #s:
WS-SDxx
WS-VSDxx
WS-MDSDxx   
Video #: T1031 Micro OWL 2 optical power meter  Dual OWL multimode light source
Description: This video demonstrates how to certify a multimode fiber optic link using the following items:

Micro OWL 2 optical power meter

Dual OWL series multimode light source
   
Model #s:
MO-2
MO-2V
Model #:
DO2xx
Video #: T1032 Micro OWL 2 optical power meter  Laser OWL singlemode laser source
Description: This video demonstrates how to certify a singlemode fiber optic link using the following items:

Micro OWL 2 optical power meter

Laser OWL series singlemode laser source
 
Model #s:
MO-2
MO-2V
Model #:
LO2xx
Video #: T1033 Micro OWL 2 optical power meter  WaveSource Multimode Light Source 
Description: This video demonstrates how to certify a multimode fiber optic link using the following items:

Micro OWL 2 optical power meter

WaveSource series multimode light source
   
Model #s:
MO-2
MO-2V
Model #s:
WS-MDxx
WS-MDVxx
WS-MDSDxx  
Video #: T1034 Micro OWL 2 optical power meter  WaveSource Singlemode Laser Source 
Description: This video demonstrates how to certify a singlemode fiber optic link using the following items:

Micro OWL 2 optical power meter

WaveSource series singlemode light source
   
Model #s:
MO-2
MO-2V
Model #s:
WS-SDxx
WS-VSDxx
WS-MDSDxx   
Video #: T1035 WaveTester optical power meter  Dual OWL multimode light source
Description: This video demonstrates how to certify a multimode fiber optic link using the following items:

WaveTester optical power meter

Dual OWL series multimode light source
   
Model #s:
WT-1
WT-1V
Model #:
DO2xx
Video #: T1036 WaveTester optical power meter  Laser OWL singlemode laser source
Description: This video demonstrates how to certify a singlemode fiber optic link using the following items:

WaveTester optical power meter

Laser OWL series singlemode laser source
 
Model #s:
WT-1
WT-1V
Model #:
LO2xx
Video #: T1037 WaveTester optical power meter  WaveSource Multimode Light Source 
Description: This video demonstrates how to certify a multimode fiber optic link using the following items:

WaveTester optical power meter

WaveSource series multimode light source
   
Model #s:
WT-1
WT-1V
Model #s:
WS-MDxx
WS-MDVxx
WS-MDSDxx  
Video #: T1038 WaveTester optical power meter  WaveSource Singlemode Laser Source 
Description: This video demonstrates how to certify a singlemode fiber optic link using the following items:

WaveTester optical power meter

WaveSource series singlemode light source
   
Model #s:
WT-1
WT-1V
Model #s:
WS-SDxx
WS-VSDxx
WS-MDSDxx   
Video #: T1039 ZOOM 2 optical power meter  Dual OWL multimode light source
Description: This video demonstrates how to measure insertion loss of a multimode fiber optic link using the following items:

ZOOM 2 optical power meter

Dual OWL series multimode light source
   
Model #s:
ZO-2
ZO-2V 
Model #:
DO2xx
Video #: T1040 ZOOM 2 optical power meter  Laser OWL singlemode laser source
Description: This video demonstrates how to measure insertion loss of a singlemode fiber optic link using the following items:

ZOOM 2 optical power meter

Laser OWL series singlemode laser source
   
Model #s:
ZO-2
ZO-2V 
Model #:
LO2xx
Video #: T1041 ZOOM 2 optical power meter  WaveSource Multimode Light Source 
Description: This video demonstrates how to measure insertion loss of a multimode fiber optic link using the following items:

ZOOM 2 optical power meter

WaveSource series multimode light source
   
Model #s:
ZO-2
ZO-2V 
Model #s:
WS-MDxx
WS-MDVxx
WS-MDSDxx  
Video #: T1042 ZOOM 2 optical power meter  WaveSource Singlemode Laser Source 
Description: This video demonstrates how to measure insertion loss of a singlemode fiber optic link using the following items:

ZOOM 2 optical power meter

WaveSource series singlemode light source
   
Model #s:
ZO-2
ZO-2V 
Model #s:
WS-SDxx
WS-VSDxx
WS-MDSDxx
Video #: T1043 Silicon ZOOM 2 optical power meter  Dual OWL 850 multimode light source
Description: This video demonstrates how to measure insertion loss of a singlemode fiber optic link using the following items:

Silicon ZOOM 2 optical power meter

Dual OWL 850 multimode light source
 
Model #s:
ZO-2S
ZO-2SV 
Model #:
DO2-85xx
Video #: T1044
Description: Explains the different types of fiber link certification test reports that are available with OWL Reporter, and defines the terminology found on these certification test reports.
Video #: T1045
Description: Demonstrates how to remove link information and stored data from Micro OWL and Fiber OWL series optical power meters.
Video #: T1046
Description: Demonstrates how to enter alpha-numeric text and special characters into the text entry fields in Micro OWL and Fiber OWL series optical power meters.
Video #: T1047
Description: Demonstrates how to use the LIVE mode feature in OWLTrek OTDRs, as well as extend LIVE mode onto OWLView software for easier trace viewing.
Video #: T1048
Description: Demonstrates how to merge separate OWL Reporter data files into a single large file.
Video #: T1049
Description: Demonstrates how to operate the visual fault locator (VFL) port in OWLTrek series OTDRs.
Video #: T1050
Description: Demonstrates the best method for naming test results, especially when multiple customer jobs are being tested before the data can be downloaded.
Video #: T1051
Description: Demonstrates proper procedure for cleaning the different types of optical ports found on OWL fiber optic test equipment.
Video #: T1052
Description: Covers the two main methods for measuring the length of optical fibers: reflective and round-robin (aka loop-back).
 
INFORMATIONAL
Video #: I1001
Description: This video explains the issues surrounding the OWLTrek OTDR trace to appear "inverted", and how to overcome reflective events that cause saturation inversion.
Video #: I1002
Description: This video explains what NIST traceability is, and why it is important to users of fiber optic test equipment.