Megladon specializes in the design and construction of test reference cords and cables designed to optimize the performance of test equipment. To conduct a reliable OTDR test on your fiber network, you must first eliminate the “Dead Zone,” which prevents you from receiving an accurate measurement. Launch packs, also known as pulse suppressors, remove the Dead Zone by allowing the pulse of light to settle before traveling down a fiber cable. We recommend using two launch packs per test to capture more precise measurements on the far end connections of your fiber under test. When a receive cable is placed at the far end of the run, it acts as a monument that can help to accurately measure overall length as well as loss at the final connector of the run. This means that by running two tests on the same optical fiber, users can easily average out any mode field mismatch between the test cords and cabling. Simply attach a launch pack at either end of the cable under test to better identify faults within your network.