Kingfisher Business Status
April 2020

9.30am, 3 April 2020

Kingfisher International is open for business as usual.

We have no supply or operations difficulties, with most staff working from home.

Customer shipments may take a few days longer due to courier delays.

Kingfisher is a supplier to "essential services" in Communication, IT and Test industries.

We wish you, and everyone, the very best of luck. Stay Safe.

10G / XGPON Power Meter
March 2020

In response to popular demand, we have introduced a handheld 10G / XG Pon power meter, with two ports and measurements at 1270/1310 nm upstream, and 1490/1577 nm downstream. Equipped with SC/APC connectors, this in-line meter offers pass/ fail, results storage, and has PC software The unit achieves excellent power stability repeatability, and calibrations comply with ISO9001.

Common uses include live acceptance testing during service turn-up, and fault isolation during subsequent maintenance, particularly when an ONT has failed.

See you at the OFC Exhibition, San Diego, 10-12 March 2020
March 2020

Kingfisher will be Exhibiting at the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) and Exhibition at San Diego Convention Center, 10-12 March 2020

As usual, we will be on stand 5037, the POFTO (Plastic Optical Fiber Trade Organization) pavilion. Our technical staff would like to meet you and help you with a hands-on experience of our testers. We will be displaying a new handheld Bi-directional + Length Certifier, which performs a full bidirectional loss & length test in one hook-up. We will also be displaying certifiers, testers and fault finders for single mode and multimode fiber optic installation and maintenance, and showing high performance reporting software that can securely report to known and new acceptance test standards. We also specialize in making customized test solutions for specific applications.

New Two-Way Loss & Length Tester
March 2020

The New KI27400 Series of Two-Way Loss & Length Testers set new industry benchmarks in productivity, accuracy and ease of use. A length and bi-directional loss test at two or more wavelengths requires only one test hook-up and is completed in a few seconds, so the same test can be applied to all fibers in a network. This eliminates a layer of administration, co-ordination, training and reporting when certifying a LAN to many standards, in addition to minimising test errors and providing high accuracy. 

The instruments are used as a pair, without defining any master/slave relationship. They are small and light, with an 80 hour battery life and sunlight readable display. Associated KITS software works securely with Excel, and can be used in real time to transfer readings to a report. Alternatively, the 10,000 fiber memory can be used to record pass/fail tests, for later reporting.

Versions include Quad, singlemode only, multimode only and also a convenient Visitester option, which illuminates the fiber under test.

Paper at BICSI Melbourne Conference: MPO Testing
November 2019

At the BICSI Melbourne Conference, 26 - 28th Nov, Bruce Robertson will present a last-minute paper on MPO testing, on Thursday at 9.45 (not shown on the conference web site). MPO testing has proven a difficult area, and Bruce will unpick the assumptions and match these to real-world requirements. He looks forward to meeting people at the conference, which he will be generally attending for the 3 days.

ILAC / NATA ISO17025 Accreditation
November 2019

Kingfisher International Optical Calibration Laboratory has gained Accreditation to IEC/ ISO17025:2017. We are accredited by NATA in Australia, and so recognised by all other ISO/IEC 17011 ILAC-signatory accreditation bodies globally, such as NIST, NPL etc. 
This is the highest commercial level of traceable calibration accreditation, is recognised globally, and means our equipment can be used to calibrate other equipment in compliance with ISO9001, and covers all our existing calibrations such as optical power, attenuation / linearity / stability, wavelength and ORL, typically with broad spectral capability.
ISO17025 compliant calibrations are typically required in defense, aerospace, laboratory, industrial, manufacturing, utility and data centre markets. 

Kingfisher provides global after-sales calibration / service to our customers via agreements with ISO17025 accredited providers in many locations worldwide.

High Power 1310 / 1550 Source
October 2019

In response to popular demand, we have introduced a high power KI2823 laser source, with +5 dBm output at 1310/1550 nm. For a small handheld source operating from two AA cells, this is the highest power that can be achieved. Equipped with interchangeable connectors, this source can be externally powered by USB, or provide standard modulated test tones. The laser power can also be adjusted down 7 dB by the user. The unit achieves excellent power stability and repeatability.

Global Calibration Service Partnership
October 2019

Kingfisher is pleased to announce a significant new calibration partnership with Micro Precision Calibration Inc. With Headquarters in California USA, this company has over thirty ISO17025-2017 accredited laboratories globally, most with excellent traceable optical calibration capability. This partnership means that most of our customers now get high quality calibration service within their own country.

POF Optimised Connectors
August 2019

Kingfisher International is introducing a range of Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) optimised connector adpators for various connectors such as SC, ST, FC, SMA, 2.5 mm universal, Toslink and HFBR, for use on our various instruments. These connectors are all now optimised for the unusual optical beam geometry of POF fiber, which can have an NA (numerical aperture) of up to 0.5, and 1 mm core diameter. In combination with POF-optimised light sources, power meters and microscope, this provides better ease of use and test accuracy for these users.

Pictured is an HFBR connector adaptor for use on our KI9809 650 nm LED light source.

News Archive

June 2019 ECOC Dublin 2019
June 2019 CS, SN & MDC Connector Adapters for Optical Power Meter
May 2019 USA Customs Duties Mostly Unchanged
May 2019 Improved Visible UV Spectral Measurement Capability
May 2019 Kingfisher to Exhibit at DCD Singapore
May 2019 UBench POF Collimator Assembly
November 2018 Improved Power Meter Linearity Testing
November 2018 Improved Attenuator Calibration Capability
January 2018 Visible Fault Locator Gets Laser Power Boost
August 2017 Innovative new MPO Visual Cable Verifier Kit
January 2017 POF Source Upgrade to Interchangeable Connectors
January 2017 470 / 520 nm POF Test Source
January 2017 KI 6512 LR4/ER4 Channel Power Meter
January 2017 POF / MPO Optical Loss Test Set
December 2016 5 Wavelength Optical Clean / Inspect / Test Kits
December 2016 Fiber Optic Transmission Test Kit
December 2016 Complete PON Service Turn-Up Kit
December 2016 MPO-16 & MPO-32 Test Equipment
June 2016 Capabilities for Australians
January 2016 KITS™ software offers improved features
February 2015 Variable Attenuator for POF fiber
January 2014 New Test Kits
August 2012 NBN Preferred Test Solutions
August 2012 Test Conformance to TIA 568.C.0 Cabling Standards
June 2012 Test Conformance to new TIA-942 Datacenter Cabling Standards
March 2012 New KI2700 / KI2400 Optical Loss Test Sets
March 2012 New KI2800 / KI2400 Optical Light Sources
October 2011 New MPO/MTP™ Optimised Test Kits
August 2011 New Hand Held Fiber Meter
August 2010 New Fiber Test Kits
January 2010 FiberSafe Microscope