Using a Versiv™ Main Unit as a Remote By Fluke Networks

Good afternoon everyone. My name is Jim Davis and I’m coming to you
from the Fluke Network’s Technical Assistance Center here in lovely Everett
Washington. I appreciate very much some of the
feedback you’ve provided on the videos we’ve been making before. And one of the things that we’re always
looking for is other subjects that we could talk about, questions you have about
how to operate the tester. And this video comes from one of those
questions. I’ve been asked, how is it that I can use
two mains when I’m doing my fiber testing. So we’re going to talk about the future of
main as a remote. Now to convert this main into our remote
is very simple. We’ll go into the Tools menu put on our
safety glasses, and find this button that says main as a remote. There it is. Ready to work as a reflector for this
main. So we’re going to do a fiber test. I’m at the point where I have set the
reference and I’ve confirmed that the known good cord is in good condition. So I need to plug in. Now I have the small demo box here but
usually these two pieces are gonna be pretty far apart. Somebody is going to be in a
telecommunications closet up on the 10th floor and someone’s going to be down in
the data center. That’s why we need a second a second unit. I can check here to make sure that these
ports are clean because I want to be sure that my ports are clean before I plug in. Push the secret button and bring that
image in there. Come here. There we go. Looks good. I’m gonna save that. Now here’s the catch. You’ll notice here I’m saving on end one. Hence the reason for having a screen on
the remote. In this situation, i’m going to take a
second camera. Remember, this Tester’s far away either in
the data center or up on the tenth floor. Now I have two options when it’s a remote. I can stop and I can run the fiber
Inspector test. So let’s make sure that this port is in
good condition before we plug in our precious fiber. It’s looking pretty good so I’ll save
that, hit analyze, not in focus. Yep yep. That’s how you know that these things are
happening for real. There we go. Now it can be a little bit tricky to get
that fiber right into the center of the screen. It’s even trickier when you’re trying to
do it for video camera. But let me show you a trick for how to do
this. I’m going to take my SC connector and I’m
going to keep the key on the right hand side. Now I’m going to keep the focus knob on
the top here and we’ll put this back in motion. Let’s adjust the focus. And what I want to show you here is that
as I move up the image moves up down the image moves down kind of like a joystick
left and right. And that’ll make it easier for me to drive
the image right into the center of the screen. There we go. You guys can tell me if it’s focused,
we’ll hit pause. We’ll analyze it. Great. It’s a passing image. Now when I hit save. Here’s the catch. Make sure that the unit that is remote is
saving on end two. Ok. So this is the third take. Trust me I’ve inspected these ports. They’re clean. Let’s plug in now. So the main is going to go into one and
the remote. I’m going to push down. If you’ve ever had the chance to go to one
of our workshops where we have these demo boxes Please don’t lift these up push down
on the back. That’ll help them to open up and not break
this off those workshop classes that we hold around the United States almost
constantly. Are really pretty interesting and they
give you a good chance to get some hands on experience with the Fluke testers with
one of our field experts. So listen now the happy noise. Remember we’re far apart when you hear the
happy noise. Push test. Now I’m still in the inspection screen so
I going to backup out of the inspection screen. Push test here. Three seconds, two wavelengths, length and
loss, we’re passing. Our test result is good. That’s our demonstration again, from the
home screen, from tools. Main as a remote and I’m ready to use two
mains with two screens to run a fiber test. My name is Jim Davis and I’m coming to you
from the Fluke Network’s Technical Assistance Center. Have a good day.

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