The modular units of the Cable Assembly Test System can be powered using the MS05B/MS08B benchtop mainframes or the MS10R rackmount mainframe along with a customizable external computer*. The MS mainframes communicate to a computer via an included PCI card running on Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7.
The MS mainframes allow for both single-mode and multimode insertion loss and return loss testing within a single station. Different modular configurations can be set up for testing up to four wavelengths. Pairing an MS12 with an MS7 Optical Switch allows for multi-fiber testing in the single mainframe. Cascading mainframes or pairing with an external SX8 switch allows for higher channel count testing requirements.