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OTDR 2.0 - Software Release for VIAVI OTDRs

New OTDR 2.0 Software from VIAVI

VIAVI have released updated software for the following mainframes:

  • SmartOTDR
  • MTS-2000 V2 and MTS-4000 V2
  • MTS-5800 and MTS-5800-100G
  • OneAdvisor-800 and -1000

These latest software versions include fiber test options and feature enhancements to enable network tests at new speeds and with new capabilities that make testing faster and more efficient.

The latest fiber software release includes several usability enhancements, the main new functional additions are listed below

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SmartLink View
Trace View
Table View


Pick your preferred one or use them all!
  • SmartLink: icon based graphical representation
  • Trace: in-depth analysis with manual measurement
  • Table: all elements at-a-glance for all wavelengths tested; ability to sort only the failed ones
All features and functions at your fingertips...

  • Direct access to main softkeys/controls of operation: START, Real-time, Setup, access to File Explorer, Report
  • Modern touchscreen gestures (pinch, zoom in/out, swipe, tap, long press, etc.
Watch this short promotional video to preview the new user experience.


Fiber Test Applications

A complete update to the look, feel, operation and performance of our fiber optics applications. The user experience has been redesigned to improve the usability by reducing complexity and adopting modern smart device gestures/techniques for increased control to get techs of any skill level up-and-running in no time while reducing test and reporting times

The latest fiber software release includes several usability enhancements, the main new functional additions are listed below

  • Free update for all SmartOTDR, MTS-2000 V2 (S/N starting with EBAKxxx), MTS-4000 V2 (S/N starting with EBAHxxx), MTS-5800 (model numbers 5811P, 5822P, 5882 and 5800-100G)
  • By applying the latest software version you will move to the new user experience for fiber test applications
    • Fiber Optics SW v21.14 for SmartOTDR, MTS-2000 V2, MTS-4000 V2
    • Instrument SW v29.1.2 (includes Fiber Optics SW v21.12) for MTS-5800 (model numbers 5811P, 5822P and 5882, -5800-100G)
    • Mainframe SW 3.2.01-r0 (includes Fiber Optics SW v21.12) for OneAdvisor -800

Bi-directional fiber certification for MTS-2000 V2 and -4000 V2

Enhanced TestPRO/FiberComplete capabilities for 4100B OTDR module

  • Industries fastest two wavelength bi-directional IL/ORL & length measurement plus instant continuity check reduces test time (3.5s typical on simplex fiber)
  • High speed instrument-to-instrument communication via test port and fiber under test
    • No additional communications media required (WiFi connection, Smartphone tethering, USB, etc.)
    • Eliminate test configuration errors and reduce instrument setup time, data exchange
    • Remove unnecessary file transfer, automatically retrieve results from remote/far-end
    • Improve near-end/far-end tech process workflow and cut down on SMS/phone calls, send pre-defined messages

SW option to add FiberComplete capabilities to 4100B OTDR module

  • Evolve test requirements with your needs, deploy automated bi-directional IL/ORL and OTDR testing to units in the fieldBi-directional fiber certification for MTS-2000 V2 and -4000 V2

Support for New xWDM Test Modules

Nano OSA Modules

The first truly field ready Optical Channel Verifier (OCV) and Optical Spectrum Analyzer (OSA) modules specifically developed to enable fast and reliable xWDM deployment in access networks. Delivering all the key features and capabilities needed they can grow/expand as your test requirements demand to enable fast and efficient deployment of any new high-speed C/D/M/LWDM services for Wireless 4G and 5G, CATV/MSO DAA and R-PHY, plus next gen WDM PON networks.

  • Smallest and toughest field OSA on the market
  • Turn-up and verify any new or legacy xWDM service, full band & high resolution
  • A single field solution combines OSA with Ethernet/BERT, OTDR or Wireless RF test
  • Pluggable transceiver tuning and verification with integrated SFP/SFP+ bay

Download Instructions:
  • Visit
  • Click on the flag icon to download from that regional server
  • Download the exe file to your PC
  • Once download completes, double click on file and select the USB drive and hit OK to uncompact files to USB
Installation Instructions:

Stratasync Upgrade (requires an Internet connection):

1) Sync to the TMG StrataSync – ID:

2) Email your instrument serial number and contact details to

3) We will notify you when it’s ready to sync.

NOTE: Ensure your unit satisfies the pre-requisite below and is connected to power prior to syncing.

Ethernet Upgrade (requires an Internet connection):

  • Press HOME and then CONNECTIVITY
  • Set Address Type to ‘VIAVI Server’
  • Press CONTINUE when prompted
  • Once the versions display on the right side of the screen press CONFIRM THIS CHOICE

USB Upgrade:

  • Place the USB on the SmartOTDR, MTS-2000, MTS-4000V2 mainframe
  • Press HOME and then CONNECTIVITY
  • Press Confirm when prompted
  • Once the USB versions display on the right side of the screen press CONFIRM THIS CHOICE

Licensing Requirements:

  • None


  • It is recommended that the current Fiber Optics Software be at least 13.06

Supporting Documentation:

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