Telephone Line Testing
HFC (Hybrid Coax-Fibre)
NBN Optical Fibre Projects (FTTP, FTTC, FTTB, FTTN)
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Optical Loss Test Sets
Optical Power Meters
Optical Fibre Indentifiers
Optical Fibre Inspection & Cleaning Tools
Optical Fibre Inspection Tips
Ethernet Testing (RFC2544 / RFC6349 / Y.1564)
Visual Fault Locators
Optical Light Sources
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Pipe & Cable Locators
Cable Avoidance Locators
Metal Pit Cover Locators
Ground Penetrating Radar
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First Aid Kits
Sharps Containers and Disposal Kits
Eye & Face Protection
Insulated Matting (AS 2978-1995)
RF Personal Monitors
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Gas Detector Kits
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Work Zone Products
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Cutters and Knives
Shovels and Crowbars
Extension Leads and Power Blocks (240V)
Rulers and Tape Measures
Cordless Drill Sets
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Hybrid Energy Testing (Regatron)
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TMG are VIAVI's Elite Partner, Master Distributor and Authorised Service Partner in Australia, with a focus on the major Telecommunication Operators, Delivery Partners and Subcontractors.
VIAVI's Copper, HFC, Fibre-optic & Transmission testing technologies are our speciality, including, but not limited to; ADSL/VDSL Test Sets, Optical Time Domain Reflectometers [OTDR], HFC / Cable TV Test Sets, Structured Cabling Certifiers, Optical Loss Test Sets, Passive Optical Network [PON] Power Meters, GigE to 400GigE Ethernet, OTU/SDH/PDH Bit Error Rate Testers, and Optical Fibre Face Inspection Tools
Honeywell Safety and Honeywell Analytics
Fluke Networks is a leader in precision calibration instruments, equipment, service & software for electrical & RF measurements.
Products range from cutting edge, OEM and programmable switch mode power supplies to high performance, low noise, linear power supplies. From small switchers to large, integrated systems of linear power supplies.
Kaelus is a recognized leader in test and measurement instruments, cell-site filters, combiners and tower mounted amplifiers.
The Swiss company Regatron AG designs, manufactures and sells digital electronic high-power programmable power supplies, intended for professional applications, and supports its customers both in the choice of the most appropriate solutions, both in the supply of know-how, specialized software, cabinets and systems, accessories, optional parts and technical support remotely or at the client location.
AC /DC programmable digital high power, battery emulators, grid simulators, three-phase AC/DC power supplies for bidirectional testing and simulation of batteries, amplifiers, precision linear simulators for photovoltaic inverters, AC sources: a production of excellence spread all over the world.
Australian company designing & manufacturing products including: range of single-operator pair identifiers with remote control of the line termination (i.e Loop-a-Line range consisting of TX905, TX910, TX915, and TX935), cable testers for broadband services including ADSL, HDSL, ISDN and SHDSL (i.e. TX120A and TX125 and a Multi-Line Identifier TX180).
Weinschel Associates design and manufacture high-quality Broadband RF and Microwave products for commercial and military markets domestically and internationally, using modern design, production, delivery, and service techniques to provide the best product at the best price. Featuring High Power and High Frequency: Attenuators, Terminations, Power Dividers, Adapters, DC Blocks
Australian company designing & manufacturing handheld fiber testers & fiber optic test kits to test, inspect, certify and maintain fiber optic cable.
The Miller brand of products is comprised of tools for the fiber optic and telecommunications industries and offers wire cutters and slitters for all types of small wire, cable and fiber optic cable
Toll Priority specialises in the express delivery of time-critical documents, parcels and digital information
Radiodetection's product range includes tools for damage prevention to buried services; powerful video systems for pipeline inspection; high-performance dehydrators and cable-test products for telecoms; and solid-state sensors.
The Cablematic product line features coring and stripping tools, drop cable trimmers and compression/crimp tools for the CATV, Telecommunications and Wireless industries. Cablematic tools prepare trunk and distribution cables in addition to drop and messengered cables.
E&I designs and manufactures Broadband Linear RF Power Amplifiers and Components, Phased Arrays and Transformers
VIAVI acquired Trilithic in August 2017, in a union of two complementary leaders in test and measurement. Multiple system operators (MSOs) and their contractors can now choose from a wide, unified selection of cable test instruments addressing technologies up to DOCSIS 3.1, and providing the long-term economic benefits of efficiently minimizing leakage in home networks.
Trilithic was founded in 1986 as an engineering and assembly company that built and designed customer-directed products for telecommunications, military, and
industrial customers. From its modest beginnings as a two-man engineering team, Trilithic grew over the years and broadened its offerings of RF and microwave components by adding broadband solutions to its product line. Broadband Instruments and Systems offering test, analysis, and quality management solutions for the major cable television systems worldwide.
We are here to assist you in understanding the nbn™ FTTC (Fibre-to-the-Curb) Testing requirements, providing specialised
Test Equipment, Safety equipment, and Tools to Install and Maintain the nbn™ FTTC Fibre and Copper infrastructure and Network
TMG has supplied over million+ of solutions to NBN Telecommunication Contractors for the Installation and Maintenance of Telstra/nbn™ Copper Telephone lines, ADSL & VDSL services, FTTP (Fibre-to-the-Premises), FTTB (Fibre-to-the-Basement),
FTTN (Fibre-to-the-Node), and FTTC (Fibre-to-the-Curb)
When installing a new optical network it's imperative that a "baseline record" of optical link quality is recorded measuring optical loss characteristics of all links, and optical power levels. Creating a "baseline" results assist
in maintaining, and troubleshooting issues that may arise after end users are connected to the network.
In nbn™'s Distribution Fibre Network (DFN) and Local Fibre Network (LFN), Uni-directional testing is performed using an Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) to characterise the optical link at both 1310nm and 1625nm wavelengths.
An OTDR sends thousands of pulses of light into a fibre at these wavelengths to create a Trace. This trace shows "events" in optical cable, relating to optical length, splice loss, and "macro bending".
So why test at both 1310nm and 1625nm wavelengths?By comparing the Trace of the 1310nm and 1625nm this highlights macro bending. Macrobend loss refers to losses induced in bends in the fibre predominately caused when manipulating
the physical fibre inside splice closures - Breakout Joint Location (BJL), Flexible Joint Location (FJL) and Distribution Joint Location (DJL).
For more detailed information, we would recommend reading "Macrobend Detection Using an OTDR"
The VIAVI MTS-4000 Tri-band OTDR includes 1310nm, 1550nm & 1625nm wavelengths to meet both NBN and Telstra OTDR fibre testing requirements.
OTDR Selection Guide
The VIAVI Smart Link Mapper (SLM) comes as standard on the all VIAVI OTDRs and provides a block diagram overview of the trace. This excellent function helps the user breakdown the trace with icons for Splitters,
connectors and bends.
The VIAVI MTS-2000 or MTS-4000 is the only OTDR currently on the market that will display the trace and SLM view on the screen at the same time.
The OTDR settings need to be changed depending on where you are testing on the Distribution or Local Fibre Network. Smart Assistant allows the user to select the section they are working on and will automatically configure the OTDR
to the NBN documents.
The NBN Architecture 3 Network now comprises of Splitters which are housed in the FJL, BJL or the SMP. These splitters can be problematic for taking OTDR traces. If the OTDR is only designed to test from point to point then you will
have errors with the results given from the OTDR.
The Viavi MTS-2000 and MTS-4000 can be configured to test through the splitters allowing the user to test from the DPU all the way back to the exchange if required.
Launch leads are an essential accessory to be used with the OTDR when testing a Fibre Network.
The launch lead places the Fibre under test far enough from the connector of the OTDR to prevent any errors caused by a possible dead zone.
For NBN a minimum of 150 metre Fibre Launch Lead must be used. and for 1,000 metres for other carriers such as Telstra.
The PH Palden LL-ECO-150M is an ideal 150m long launch lead with SC/A Singlemode connectors for your NBN OTDR testing needs
The VIAVI MTS-2000 Tri-band OTDR includes 1310nm, 1550nm & 1625nm wavelengths to meet both NBN and Telstra OTDR fibre testing requirements.
If you need to connect a PON meter or OTDR to the Multiport then you will need a OptiTap Adaptor. Your choice is a SCA/ HC Male and a SCA/ HC Female adapter.
Why and where are they used? Tests 1310 nm upstream, 1490/1550 nm downstream
This VIAVI OLP-87 Package is TMG's Best Value Package. This PON Meter will test 1310nm, and 1490/1550nm downstream wavelengths.
The MAJOR benefit of the OLP-87 is that you can plug in a P5000i USB Fibre Connector Microscope (sold separately - special price when buying the OLP-87) and
conduct PASS/FAIL Analysis AND save the inspection result.
Good quality, ruggardised PON Meter. This PON Meter will test 1310nm, and 1490/1550nm downstream wavelengths.
90% of faults in the fibre network are caused by bad connections.
This could be caused by a bad splice or a contaminated connector. As per the NBN document NBN-TE-CTO-376. It is vital; that the female and male sides of any fibre are cleaned and inspected (however new or old the fibre or connector is)
before mating together or irreversible damage is caused causing more time and money to resolve.
VIAVI FBPT-COD-LTip, OptiTap Single Fibre for Fibre Inspection Probe
The P5000i makes it fast and easy to certify that every connection in your network is clear and optimized
Easily connect to an OLP-87 PON Meter, MTS-2000 or MTS-4000 OTDR, HST-3000, ONX-580, ONX-620/630 or laptop/PC via USB without the need for any additional adapters.
Splicing is required at each Splitter in the Fibre in the Local Fibre Network (LFN) and Distribution Fibre Network (DFN) parts of the Network.
Whether you are splicing Ribbon Fibre in the Distribution Fibre Network (DFN) or the de-ribbonised Fibre in the Local Fibre Network (LFN) it is important to choose a splicer with high accuracy (Low Insertion Loss) and that is quick and easy to
Single Core Alignment Splicing is required
Sumitomo Type-72CHigh Definition Single Core Aligning Fusion Splicer
To carry out splicing at the FJL or the BJL the Ribbon Fibre needs to be firstly de-ribbonised into single fibres.
Each Fibre needs to be prepared, cleaved, spliced with precision to ensure minimum loss over the splice.
The Sumitomo 72C (pictured) uses the latest in technology to line up the fibre with precision and will out the splice in seconds.
Ribbon Splicing is required
Sumitomo Type-71MMass Ribbon Fusion Splicer
The Sumitomo 71M Ribbon Splicer (pictured) is able to splice both ribbon and single core fibre.
This allows the user to Splice at the DJL using the 12 Ribbon Fibre Holder on at the FJL / BJL with the Single Fibre Holder.
Splicer Cleaning Kit - Isopropyl Bottle, Kim Wipes, Cotton Buds, Tweezers, Sharps Container
DPU Cleaning Kit - SC One Click Cleaner, HC One Click Cleaner
TMG Video Series for the VIAVI (formerly JDSU) OTDRs
This playlist currently contains the following videos:
OTDR Folder Instructions - nbn FTTC & FTTP
OTDR Set Up for NBN FTTC (DPU to FJL)
OTDR Training - Selecting the correct Pulse Width Setting for the MTM LFN
The OTDR Training video series is our way of continuing our commitment to providing the very best in technical support for our valued customers.
This Video Series currently contains the following training videos:
⟹ Inspect Before You Connect Introduction
⟹ Proactive vs. Reactive Inspection
⟹ Importance of Inspecting BOTH Sides of a Connection
⟹ The Importance of Inspecting New Fibre Connectors
⟹ Cleaning Stick vs. a Clicker
⟹ Static Charge and Contamination
⟹ Understanding Fibre Cleaning Solvents
⟹ The Importance of Reliable Cleaning Tools
⟹ Understanding the IEC-61300-3-35 Standard
⟹ The Importance of Automated Pass/Fail Analysis for Fibre Inspection
⟹ The Importance of Documenting Fibre Inspection Results
⟹ The Importance of Investing in Inspection and Cleaning Today
These videos are presented by Tyler Vander Ploeg (VIAVI Solutions) and Brian Teague (MicroCare)
VIAVI FBP-MTS-101 P5000i w/FiberCheckPro, 7 Inspection tips, case
Sumitomo TYPE-72C-KIT High Definition Core Aligning Fusion Splicer
Sumitomo TYPE-71M-KIT Mass Ribbon Fusion Splicer