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                            8000 Base Unit
8000 Base Unit
About this guide
	Purpose and scope
	Technical assistance
	Recycling Information
		Waste Electrical and electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive
Chapter 1 Introducing the Platform 8000
	Terminology used in this manual
	Laser safety
		Laser classes
		Warning labels for the laser classes
	AC/DC and battery important safety instructions
		Maximum configuration of the Platform 8000
	User interface
	Mechanical strength
Chapter 2 Starting up
	Unpacking the instrument
	Assembling the component parts of the Platform 8000
		Fitting and removing a module or receptacle
			Key principles
			Required tools
				Large, flat blade screwdriver
				Hex key (provided)
				Torque wrench (optional)
			Assembling the instrument
				To connect the Module and Battery Module to a base unit
		Disconnecting the Module
			Required tools
				Large, flat blade screwdriver
				Hex key (provided)
				Torque wrench (optional)
			Disassembling the instrument
				To remove the Module from a base unit
		Fitting and removing a floppy drive or CD-Rom drive
			To fit or remove a floppy drive or a CD-Rom drive:
		Installing and removing a plug-in unit in a receptacle
			Removing a plug-in from a receptacle
			Inserting a plug-in unit into a receptacle
	Choosing the position of the instrument on the work surface
		Fitting the carrying handle or strap
	Battery management
		Battery Operating Limit
		Charging the batteries
			Connecting the mains adapter
			Battery charging time
			Battery endurance
			Batteries thresholds
			Charge and On indicators
			Battery charge level display
		Access to the batteries
		Safety recommendatio ns
	Switching the Platform 8000 on and off
		Switching on the Platform 8000
			Switching on using the battery
			Mains operation
		Switching off the Platform 8000
	Presentation page of the Platform 8000
Chapter 3 Controls of the Platform 8000
	Control interface
		TFT display screen
			The different zones of the screen
		Control buttons
		Direction keys
	Using an external keyboard, mouse and screen touch (options)
		Virtual control buttons bar
		Equivalence between external keyboard and Platform 8000
		Editing text using the external keyboard
		To enter text:
		To delete characters in a text:
		To insert characters in a text:
		Quitting the Edit menu
		Numeric Keypad
			Modifying / Changing a value with the numeric keypad
	Accessing the Platform 8000 from a PC
		Connecting the Platform 8000 to a PC
			Direct connection
			Connection via a local network
		Transfer of the interface of the Platform 8000 on to a PC
		Accessing the hard disk of the Platform 8000 via a PC
			Creating a shortcut toward the Platform 8000 harddisk
		Right-hand side
		Rear panel
	Floppy disk or CD-ROM drive (option)
	Serial port (RS 232 - not used)
	SVGA connector
	CompactFlash port
		Installing the CompactFlash
Chapter 4 System set-up
	Principle of the set-up menus
	Configuring the instrument
		To configure the instrument, proceed as follows:
		To validate a function:
		Power bargraph
		Validating several simultaneous functions
	Configuring the unit
		Factory Default Configuration
			I/O Interface
			Choosing screen lighting level
			Screen saver
			SVGA output
			Choosing language (Language)
			Resetting the date (Date)
			Resetting the time (Time)
			Choosing date and time format
			Net Time > Sync.
		I/O Interface
			Remote screen
			Modem (Optional function of the Base Unit)
			File Export
			VFL Mode
			Automatic shutdown
			Files (Formatted)
				Printing a trace to the JPG format
				Printing another file to the JPG format
			Files (Screen)
	Standalone results
	Expert Tools
		Software Upgrade
		Remote Display
		Media utilities
			Formating a USB memory stick
			Formatting a CompactFlash card
			Formatting a CD
			Removing the USB memory stick
			Erase disk
		Locking the Platform 8000
			Unlocking the Platform 8000
	Desktop Applications
Chapter 5 LTS (Loss Test Set)
	The principle of optical power and attenuation measurements
		Power measurements
		Attenuation measurements (optical link loss)
			Insertion loss method
			Accuracy of measurements
	Connection to the power meter and the source
	Configuring the LTS
		Configuring the measurement parameters of the power meter
		Configuring the alarm parameters of the power meter
		Configuring and displaying the parameters of the source
	Display of results and commands
		Result of the measurement in progress
		Table of results
		Commands of the power meter parameters
	Making a measurement
		Power measurement
		Optical link loss
			Setting the zero value of the power meter
			Carrying out the reference measurement
			Measurements on the fiber under test
	Performing an ORL Manual measurement with the Platform 8000
		Establishing a reference for an ORL manual measurement
			ORL Emitted power
			ORL Zero adjustment
		Measurement acquisition
	Storing and reloading LTS results
		File Setup
		Storing results
		Loading results
Chapter 6 VFL, Talkset and Data transfer
	VFL and Talkset connectors
		Talkset connectors
		VFL connector
	Visible source function (VFL)
	«Talkset» optical telephone function
		Talkset configuration
		Establishing communication
		Adjusting volume level
	«Data», the data transfer function
		Data transfer configuration
		Establishing communication
	VNC - Remote screen
		VNC configuration
		Establishing communication
		End of a VNC session
Chapter 7 Scope
	Scope feature
	Scope connection
	Result display
		Camera mode
			Luminosity and contrast settings
		Freeze mode
			Adding a comment
	File toolbar
		Saving a picture
		Loading a picture
	Mosaic Mode
		Static pictures
		File toolbar
Chapter 8 Desktop applications
	PDF viewer
		Opening a PDF document
		Interacting with a PDF document
	Web browser
		Starting the web browser
		Setting the internet connection
		Platform 8000 Keys
		Virtual keyboard
			Virtual Keyboard application menu
		Opening a PDF document
		Leaving the web browser
Chapter 9 File management
	File menu
		Description of the explorer
		Storage media
			Storage media built into the Base Unit
			External USB storage media
				USB memory stick connection
				USB memory stick disconnection
			Standard Compact Flash card (8000 platform only)
			Remote Base Unit and data transfer
			Abbreviations for storage media
	Directory edit function
		Selection of directories
		Edition of directories
			Create Directory
			Rename Directory
				Copying a directory on the same media or on another media
			Remove a directory
	File editing function
		File Format and Type
			File Types
			Format of files
		Easy file selection
		Rename File
		Sorting the files
		Copying one / several file(s)
		Merging txt Files
		Send by mail
	CD-Rom burning
Chapter 10 Maintenance
	Maintenance procedure
		Returning an instrument
		Guarantee conditions
		Cleaning plates and housings
		Cleaning the screen
	Precautions relating to optical connections
		Cleaning the optical cable connector
		Cleaning the optical connections of the Platform 8000
	Installing a new version of the software
		Where and how to obtain the new software
		Downloading from Internet
		Installation from a PC
			Installation from the harddisk of a PC
			Installation from the CD-ROM drive of a PC
		Installation from Ethernet
		Installation from a CD-ROM
		Installation from a CompactFlash memory card
		Installation from a USB memory stick
	Replacement of the small PCB battery (for backup)
		Checking the battery
	General information on warranty
		Hardware Warranty
	Touchscreen calibration
Chapter 11 Technical specifications
	Power supply
			Endurance of the Platform 8000 with one battery
		Mains adapters
	Dimensions - Weight
		Drop test
	Characteristics of the options
		Power meter of the LTS option
		Laser sources of the LTS option
			Output level
			Emission mode
		Manual ORL
Chapter 12 Options and accessories
	References of options for the Platform 8000 mainframe
	References of modules
	References of result processing software
	References of scopes and associated accessories
	References of accessories
Appendix A RoHS Information
	Concerned products : 8000 Base Unit
	Concerned products : 8000 Base Unit
Document Text Contents
Page 1

8000 Base Unit
Portable, modular platform designed for the construction,
validation and maintenance of optical fiber networks

User Manual

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Chapter 5 LTS (Loss Test Set)
Connection to the power meter and the source
The difference between P2 and P1 gives the attenuation of the fiber
under test.

It is preferable to use the same type of connector at both ends of the
fiber being tested, to ensure the same connection conditions for
measuring P1 and P2.

Accuracy of measurements

– A high degree of accuracy is often required. It is then necessary to
perform a preliminary calibration without the fiber under test to elim-
inate the losses due to connections as far as this is possible. To do
this, use the «Reference Value» function.

– For measurements in the laboratory, where both ends of the fiber
are on the same site, the repeatability of attenuation measurements
is better than 0.1 dB. For measurements in the field, where the two
ends are on different sites, variations from one measurement to
another are of the order of ± 0.2 dB (using a relative measurement).

Connection to the power meter and the source

The type of optical connector used for the power meter is UPP (Universal
Push Pull), which is compatible with all diameter 2.5 mm connectors (FC,
SC, ST, DIN, E2000, etc.)

If the source option is present, the source connection is the same as that
for the talkset.

Fig. 32 Optical connectors

Power meter optical

Optical connector of
one of the sources
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Chapter 5 LTS (Loss Test Set)
Configuring the LTS
Configuring the LTS
The LTS function is an option chosen at the time of order and incorpo-
rated into the Platform 8000 in the factory.

To activate the function:

– Press the SYSTEM button

– Use direction keys to select the Power Meter or Source icon (framed
in green) and press : the icon in the frame will turn yellow.

The effect of this action will to be to bring the power meter / source into

Configuring the
parameters of

the power

The measurement parameters can be accessed with the SETUP key
once the icon .is selected.

Lambda Selecting wavelength:
- Auto: the wavelength of the input signal will be
automatically detected and selected to perform
the measurement:
850, 980, 1300, 1310, 1420, 1450, 1480, 1490,
1510, 1550 or 1625 nm: measurement performed
at specified wavelength.
- User: choice of wavelength on the next line in
the menu.

User choice (if the User option was selected in the Lambda
line) selection of the wavelength between 800
nm and 1650 nm, in 1 nm steps, by means of the
direction keys and .

Beep on modulation Select if a sound must be emitted on modulation
or not (Yes / No)

Unit Unit of power displayed:

- Watt, dBm for displaying absolute power

Fig. 33 Configuration of power measurement
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