AE3100M Series

AE3100M Series

Quad MM/SM Handheld OTDR

Key Features

  • High performance OTDR for FTTx and RFoG networks
  • 7”, 800×480 LCD touchscreen places power and convenience at your fingertips
  • Excellent short-distance performance with 8m event dead zone and 4m attenuation dead zone
  • Dual wavelength testing with broad dynamic range coverage (28 – 45 dB)
  • Minimum 5cm resolution
  • Intelligent event analysis
  • Excellent stability and repeatability
  • “FiberPath” fiber link mapping mode
  • Multiple options for your measurement needs, including: VFL, power meter, light source, and optical fiber microscope
  • Complete user data ports: supports LAN, USB, SD, & more


Construction, deployment, maintenance, and authentication of the following networks:

  • Local Area Networks
  • Data Centres
  • Long Haul Networks
  • Metropolitan Area Networks (MAN)
  • Process Plants and Industrial Sites


From Deviser Instruments’ 4th generation of OTDR, the field- portable AE3100 marks a giant leap forward in fiber-optic measurement performance and utility. Models A through F can test the 1310nm and 1550nm wavelengths with dynamic range up to 45dB.

Featuring intuitive touchscreen controls and real-time data analysis, the AE3100 is the ideal test instrument for constructing, deploying, maintaining, and authenticating FTTx networks, as well as verifying access. Multiple models and configuration options ensure your unique measurement needs are covered.

Model Guide

ModelWavelengths (nm)Dynamic Range* (dB)Event Deadzone** (m)Attenuation Deadzone** (m)
AE3100M850 / 130025 / 27 ≤ 0.8m ≤ 5.0m
AE3100CM850 / 1300 / 1310 / 155025 / 27 / 37 / 35≤ 0.8m≤ 4.0m
AE3100DM850 / 1300 / 1310 / 155025 / 27 / 40 / 38
AE3100EM850 / 1300 / 1310 / 155025 / 27 / 43 / 41

* At 25°C ± 5°C; 20μs pulse width; avg. 3min, initial backscatter SNR = 1.

** At 25°C ± 5°C; 5ns pulse width; non-saturated reflective event; 5cm distance resolution.


[FiberPath simplifies the interpretation of OTDR traces by identifying link elements and displaying the link map in an easy-to-understand format. Experienced and inexperienced technicians alike will appreciate the simplified display.

Remote Control


In conjunction with the SYNCOR PC-based asset and test data management system, users can issue test orders and collect measurement data remotely from AE3100 units deployed to the field.


This high-performing OTDR is the ideal solution for testing optical fiber in RFoG and FTTx applications. The OTDR can identify and locate link impairments and measure the insertion loss by LSA, 2Pt and 4Pt methods. The unit also measures optical return loss (ORL).

Optical Measurements

The AE3100 includes a suite of optical measurement tools, including a power meter, laser source, and visual fault locator (shown below). The unit is available in numerous wavelength configurations for ensuring proper levels in networks such as RFoG and FTTx.

Visual Fault Locator (VFL) beam illuminates bends, splices, and faults in optical fibers.


Wavelength Accuracy± 20nm
Event Dead ZoneSingle-mode ≤ 0.8m
Multi-mode≤ 0.8m
Attenuation Dead ZoneSingle-mode ≤ 4m
Multi-mode≤ 5m
Distance RangeSingle-mode100m, 400m, 1.5km, 3km, 6km, 12km, 25km, 50km, 100km, 200km, 400km
Multi-mode100m, 400m, 1.5km, 3km, 6km, 12km, 25km, 50km
Pulse WidthSingle-mode3ns, 5ns, 10 ns, 30 ns, 50 ns, 100 ns, 200 ns, 500 ns, 1μs, 2μs, 5μs, 10μs, 20μs
Multi-mode5ns, 10ns, 30ns, 50ns, 100ns, 200ns, 500 ns, 1μs
Sampling Resolution5cm ~ 6.4m
Sampling Points256,000 max
Distance Accuracy (m)± (0.75m + 0.005% x Distance + Sampling Resolution)
Group Refractive Index1.300000 ~ 1.700000
Loss Threshold0.01dB
Loss Resolution0.001 dB
Refresh Rate4 fields/second
Reflectance Accuracy± 2dB
Measurement Time Range5s ~ 5min, real time
Data Storage>10,000 OTDR traces, exportable to USB or PC
Functions & Accessories
Test ModesManual; AutoFile FormatsCompatible with Bellcore GR 196 v1.1 (*.SOR)
Limit SettingsManual; AutoLoss Test TypeLSA, 2pt, 4pt
Limit Profiles8 customizable profilesUI Style4 styles available
Distance ShiftYes; display negative eventsFiberPath Linear ViewP
Real-Time TestingPTouchscreen KeyboardP
Self-CorrectingPWeb BrowserP
Online HelpPAuto Shutdown/SleepP
Factory ResetPMacrobending TestP
Multi-Lingual File NamingPDual Wavelength TestP
ScreenshotsPMulti-Trace ComparisonP

Specifications (cont’d)

Functions & Accessories (cont’d)
Optical Power MeterOperating λ850, 980, 1300, 1310, 1490, 1550, 1610, 1625, 1650nm
RangeSelect either [-70 ~ +10dBm] or [-50 ~ +26dBm]
Resolution± 0.17dB
LaserWavelengthSame as OTDR; see model guide
Output Power> -4dBm
ModesCW, 1kHz, 2kHz, 1kHz + Flash, 2kHz + Flash
VFLWavelength650 ± 10nm
ComplianceLaser Safety Class II
USB FiberSpot ModeAvailable by option only
FiberPathAvailable by option only
Fiber Cleaning PenUp to 200 uses
Remote TestingRequires SYNCOR software configuration
Cloud Asset ManagementRequires SYNCOR software configuration
Optical Port TypePC (default); APC (optional)
Optical Adapter TypeFC (default); SC, ST, LC, SC/APC (optional)
AFEI400 Auto Fiber Endface Inspector
Field of View425 x 360μmCompatibilityUse with AE3100, AE1000, or Windows PC
Resolution< 1.5μmMagnification400x
Fault Size Detection0.75μmCamera1.3 million megapixel, 1/2″ CMOS
Focus Range±1mm (max ±3mm), auto-focusLive Image800 x 800, JPEG
Light SourceBlue LEDStorage Temp.-20 ~ +70°C
Power SourceUSB 2.0 portMeasure speed< 1s
Dimensions (HxWxL)1.9″ × 1.0″ × 7.1″ (47mm × 24.5mm × 181mm)Weight5.4oz (152g)
General Specifications
Display7″ 800×480 dot matrix TFT LCD touchscreen
Interface2x USB 2.0; 1x RJ45 LAN (10M/100M); 1x SD card slot (64GB max)
PowerSupply100 ~ 240V, 1.5A, 50~60Hz (AC); max 12V / 2Ah (DC); total max power 24 W
Consumption< 3.5W
Battery7.4V / 5300mAh Li-ion battery, 39.22 Wh
Operating Time~ 11 hrs on full charge
LanguagesChinese, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, Italian (German, Korean, Arabic optional)
Operating Temperature-10°C ~ +50°C
Storage Temperature-40°C ~ +70°C
Relative Humidity0 ~ 95%, non-condensing
Dimensions (LxWxH)8.1″ x 6.7″ x 3.0″ (206mm x 171mm x 75mm)
Weight< 4.4 lbs (< 2kg)

Ordering Information

SKU No.WavelengthsDynamic RangeEvent DeadzoneAttenuation Deadzone
AE3100M850, 1300nm25 / 27dB≤ 0.8m (MM; no SM)≤ 5.0m (MM; no SM)
AE3100CM850, 1300, 1310, 1550nm25 / 27 / 37 / 35dB≤ 0.8m (SM & MM)≤ 4.0m (SM), ≤ 5.0m (MM)
AE3100DM850, 1300, 1310, 1550nm25 / 27 / 40 / 38dB≤ 0.8m (SM & MM)≤ 4.0m (SM), ≤ 5.0m (MM)
AE3100EM850, 1300, 1310, 1550nm25 / 27 / 43 / 41dB≤ 0.8m (SM & MM)≤ 4.0m (SM), ≤ 5.0m (MM)
FC/PCFC Connector and PC Physical Type
SC/APCSC Connector and APC Physical Type
AE3100-701Optical Power Meter; select either [-70 ~ +10dBm] or [-50 ~ +26dBm]
AFEI400Auto Fiber Endface Inspector & FiberSpotTM  Inspection Software
AE4000-801FiberPath™  Link Mapper
AE1000-009150 Mbps USB Wi-fi DongleAE4000-737PFiber Cleaning Pen
AE1000-820Remote MeasurementDS2400-7032-Prong Power Cord plus Ground (Europe except UK)
AE4000-750FC Connector308-0022-013-Prong Power Cord plus Ground (US)
AE4000-753SC ConnectorDS2400-7043-Prong Power Cord plus Ground (Australia)
AE4000-751LC ConnectorDS2400-7053-Prong Power Cord plus Ground (UK)
AE4000-752ST Connector 

Included with all AE3100 Handheld OTDR Models:

  • Visual Fault Locator, 650nm (1mW)
  • Optical Light Source
  • Li-Ion Battery & AC/DC Adapter
  • Carrying Case & Stylus
  • Optical Power Meter (select either [-70 ~ +10dBm] or [-50 ~ +26dBm])
  • Calibration & Quality Certificates
  • Quick Reference Guide Cleaning Swab
  • CD with Instruction Manual
  • Cleaning Swab
  • FC/PC or APC Connectors