Anritsu MT9083 Series ACCESS Master OTDR

SKU #MT9083A2/B2/C2
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  • Ready to test in 15 seconds and run all day with long 12-hour battery life
  • Test up to four wavelengths with a single unit
  • SC-APC connector interface
  • High resolution and high dynamic range
    • Enhanced macrobend detection at 1625 nm
    • Optimised for Verifying PON Splitters Up to 1 × 128 Count
  • Rugged, sealed design provides years of service in the most challenging environments
  • Large 7-inch enhanced display for easy viewing of results indoors or outdoors
  • New Fiber Visualizer feature for easy graphical summary and PDF reporting
  • Verify connector quality with optional connector inspection microscope (available from AusOptic)

Anritsu MT9083A2/B2/C2 ACCESS Master OTDR

All-in-one test solution for efficient FTTx, CATV, LAN, Access and Metro Network construction and maintenance work.

The Anritsu MT9083 delivers full featured OTDR performance. With Optical Power Meter, and Visible Light Source built in, the MT9083 delivers a complete loss test set, QoS evaluation, and FTTx troubleshooting in a surprisingly small and lightweight package. 

Measuring 28.4 cm wide, 20 cm tall, 7.7 cm deep, and weighing 2.6 kg (5.7 lbs.), the MT9083 is field ready with solid casework (no fans or vents), ruggedised bumpers, display cover and shoulder strap. 


New Fiber Visualizer feature — easy graphical summary and PDF reporting

Anritsu MT9083 - OTDR Fiber Visualizer Demonstration (4:50)

“Fiber Visualizer” is a new fault location function designed to simplify the entire testing process, similar to the IOLM function from Exfo and the JDSU Smart Link Mapper function. Anritsu's Fiber Visualizer automatically selects the testing parameters to ensure the correct setup and provides a simple graphical summary of the fiber under test within seconds. A comprehensive PDF report can then be customised and generated, completing the testing process. (Continued…)

Fiber Visualizer function on the Anritsu MT9083x2 ACCESS Master™


Extended Features

  • Video Inspection Probe Support
    • When equipped with the optional connector video inspection probe (VIP), the MT9083 becomes a powerful tool for evaluating connector cleanliness and quality. Connector end faces can be safely viewed and images stored to document all aspects of your network.
    • The new Pass/Fail analysis function inspects the state of the connector end using video. It can automatically inspect the end of the optical connector for defects and scratches (The automatic pass/fail determination is made in accordance with the IEC61300-3-35 standard.) You can also create a PDF report on the MT9083 series.
  • No Experience Required
    • With the ACCESS Master, the experience is built in. With specialized testing modes, automatic parameter selection, PASS/FAIL indicators as well as features to virtually eliminate the chance to get “bad” results, the MT9083 can make anyone seems like a 20 year veteran.
  • Easy “drag and drop” File Transfers
    • When the MT9083 is connected to a PC via a USB cable, the internal memory of the ACCESS Master can be directly accessed. Data can be selected, dragged and dropped into the PC memory, greatly simplifying file transfers. The MT9083 also supports use of USB memory sticks.
  • Common OTDR Data Format
    • The MT9083 supports the universal Telcordia SR-4731 (issue 2) format making it compatible with not only legacy Anritsu and NetTest products, but with many other vendors data.
  • Free and Simple Software Upgrades
    • Firmware upgrades are easily performed via USB and available from the Anritsu website for registered users or through Anritsu customer support.
  • Active Fiber Check
    • Prevents OTDR measurement when the optical fiber is in-service —  avoid risk damage to the transmitter and OTDR receiver. The MT9083 verifies if light is present before starting measurement and will not transmit if it is. An on-screen warning and internal OTDR protection are also part of this useful feature.
  • Integrated Macrobend Detection
    • With many technicians making the switch from copper installations to optical fiber, installation issues such as macrobends are bound to occur. To help prevent this, Anritsu has developed a macrobend detection feature for the MT9083 that will alert technicians when a possible macrobend is present. This provides a higher quality of service for the customer and eliminates costly troubleshooting for you.
  • Standard Stabilised Light Source
    • The OTDR port also functions as a stabilised light source providing continuous wave, 270 Hz, 1 kHz and 2 kHz modulations for easy fiber identification.
  • Standard or Optional Integrated Power Meter
    • The OTDR port also functions as an integrated power meter for verification of optical power levels. Additional power meter options are available for higher power transmissions and loop-back testing.
  • Visual Laser Source for Easy Fault Location and Fiber Identification
    • A Visible Light Source is useful for tracking down bad connections, splices and fiber management issues such as macrobends.
  • Extended Range Testing of 200 + km Fibers
    • The MT9083 also features up to 46 dB of dynamic range allowing it to easily test 200 + km spans making it a very useful tool for any network type.
  • Improved Short Fiber Analysis
    • An event dead zone of less than 1 m (80 cm typical) and a sampling resolution of 5 cm allow the MT9083 to evaluate connections and troubleshoot central office, FTTx and intra-building faults.
  • Up to 150,001 Data Points for Increased Accuracy
    • The MT9083 series also collects up to 150,001 with a resolution of 2 m. This provides the necessary detail when installing and maintaining fiber spans.
  • Dual-mode High Resolution/Enhanced Range Operation
    • While many OTDRs provide good deadzone resolution or high dynamic range, the MT9083 series features a dual-mode design that allows a single unit to excel in both categories. The user can simply select HIGH RESOLUTION (HR) mode or ENHANCED RANGE (ER) based on the current task at hand. When HR mode is selected, this mode provides good measurement range with an industry leading deadzone (<1 m). When ER mode is selected a 100 km fiber to be tested in less than 10 seconds. ER mode is also used for testing PON networks with up to 128 branches.
  • Waveform Comparison Function
    • Compare current and stored trace data to easily assess changes over time and to locate problems before they affect service or compare traces at different wavelengths to identify installation issues such as macrobending.
  • Event Table with User Defined Thresholds
    • PASS/FAIL thresholds for key acceptance criteria such as splice loss, connector loss and reflectance can be set in the MT9083 allowing technicians to easily assess the condition of a fiber. Failing values are clearly highlighted in the event table alerting technicians of potential problems.
  • Remote GUI Function
    • The MT9083 can be operated PC via LAN (Ethernet network) without any additional software installed. A PC is shown OTDR screen and can operate them using a mouse on PC. You can operate far end MT9083 easily.
  • Password Protection Feature
    • A password protection feature has been added to the MT9083. When you use this feature, users will be required to enter a password as soon as the system boots. Users will not be able to use the system until the password is authenticated.
    • This feature is useful if you want to limit the use of your measuring instruments to designated users, or you want to protect important files on the system’s on-internal memory.


MT9083C2-057 Configuration/Kit

  • MT9083C2 Series (OTDR Ultra-high Performance Model)
  • SC-APC Connector Interface
  • Factory installed Protector option (side bumpers, display cover, and shoulder strap)
  • B0549 Hard Carry Case (with handle and wheels)
  • Networks OTDR Emulation Software
  • Built-in Visual Fault Locator (VFL)
  • Video Inspection Probe Software Installed (Video Inspection Probe not included)
  • Fiber Visualiser



Dimensions and Mass

Without Protector

Dimensions: 270 (W) × 165 (H) × 61 (D) mm, 10.6 × 6.5 × 2.4 inches

Mass: 1.6 kg, 1.9 kg including battery

With Protector

Dimensions: 284 (W) × 200 (H) × 77 (D) mm, 11.2 × 7.9 × 3 inches

Mass: 2.6 kg including battery


7-inch TFT-LCD (800 × 480, with LED backlight), Indoor/Outdoor type


USB 1.1, Type A × 1 (memory), Type B × 1 (USB mass storage)

Data Storage

Internal memory: 440 MB (up to 1000 traces),

External memory (USB): up to 30,000 traces with 512 MB

Power Supply

12 V(dc), 100 V(ac) to 240 V(ac), Allowable input voltage range: 90 V to 264 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz



Type: Lithium-ion

Operating Time (1): 12 hours, Telcordia GR-196-CORE Issue 2, September 2010 Recharge Time: <5 hours (power off)

Power Saving Functions

Backlight off: Disable/1 to 99 minutes Auto shutdown: Disable/1 to 99 minutes

Vertical Scale

0.13, 0.33, 0.65, 1.3, 3.25, 6.5, 13 dB/div

IOR Setting

1.400000 to 1.699999 (0.000001 steps)


km, m, kft, ft, mi


User selectable (English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish - contact Anritsu for availability of others)

Sampling Points (2)

Normal: 5001, High density: 20001 or 25001, Very high density: 100,001 or 150,001

Sampling Resolution

5 cm (min.)

Reflectance Accuracy

Single mode: ±2 dB, multimode: ±4 dB

Distance Accuracy

±1 m ±3 × measurement distance × 10–5 ± marker resolution (excluding IOR uncertainty)

Distance Range

Single mode: 0.5, 1, 2.5, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, 300 km

Multimode: 0.5, 1, 2.5, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 km


Testing Modes

Fiber Visualizer: Provides end/break location, end to end loss, fiber length, easy graphical summary, PDF report, PDF viewer Standard OTDR: User selectable automatic or manual set-up

Construction OTDR: Automated, multi-wavelength testing

Light source: Stabilized Light source (CW, 270 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz output) Loss test set (optional): Power meter and Light source

Connector Video Inspection Probe

Visual fault locator (optional): Visible red light for fiber identification and troubleshooting


Fiber Event Analysis

Auto or manual operation, displayed in table format User defined PASS/FAIL thresholds:

Reflective and non-reflective events: 0.01 to 9.99 dB (0.01 dB steps)


Reflectance: –70.0 to –20.0 dB (0.1 dB steps)


Fiber end/break: 1 to 99 dB (1 dB steps) Number of detected events: up to 99 Macrobend detection

OTDR Trace Format

Telcordia universal. SOR, issue 2 (SR-4731)


Other Functions

Real time sweep (3): 0.15 sec.

Loss modes: 2-point loss, dB/km, 2-point LSA, splice loss, ORL Averaging modes: Timed (1 to 3600 sec.)

Live Fiber detect : Verifies presence of communication light in optical fiber Connection check: Automatic check of OTDR to FUT connection quality

Trace overlay and comparison, Template function, USB keyboard support, Remote control, Video output to PC Password protection feature


Environmental Conditions

Operating temperature and humidity: –10° to +50°C, <80% (non-condensing) Storage temperature and humidity: –20° to +60°C, <80% (non-condensing) Vibration: Conforming to MIL-T-28800E Class 3

Dust proof: MIL-T-28800E (Dust Exposure) Class 2 Drip proof: IP51 (IEC 60529), JIS C 0920 TYPE I


EN61326-1, EN61000-3-2



1: Typical, backlight off, sweeping halted at 25°C, 6 hours typical continuous testing
2: Either high density value is selected depending on distance range

3: Resolution: Low Density



Mode (4)

Wavelength (5)


Fiber Type


Pulse Width

Dynamic Range (6),(7)


(Fresnel) (8)

(IOR = 1.500000)

Deadzone (Backscatter) (9)

(IOR = 1.500000)



1310/1550/1625 nm

±25 nm


Single Mode (SMF)

10/125 μm ITU-T G.652


3, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200,

500, 1000, 2000, 4000,

10000, 20000 ns

46/46/44 dB11

25/25/23 dB∗10
Pulse width: 100 ns)

≤1 m,

≤80 cm (typ.)

≤3.8/4.3/4.8 m


Laser Safety

IEC 60825-1: 2007 CLASS 1M: option 053, 055, 056, 057, 058, 063, 073

21 CFR1040.10 Excludes deviations caused by conformance to Laser Notice No. 50 dated June 24, 2007

4: HR: High Resolution mode for Short dead zone.
ER: Enhanced Range mode for PON measurement.

5: 25°C, Pulse width: 1 μs (all except 850 nm, 1300 nm), 850 nm/1300 nm: 100 ns

6: Pulse widths: 20 μs (Options 053, 055, 056, 057, 058, 063, 073, 1310 nm/ 1550 nm) at Distance range: 100 km
Pulse width: 4 μs (Options 063, 1300 nm) at Distance range: 25 km

Pulse width: 500 ns (Options 063, 850 nm) at Distance range: 25 km Averaging: 180 sec., SNR = 1, 25°C

7: Dynamic range (one-way back-scattered light), SNR = 1: The level difference between the RMS noise level and the level where near end back-scattering occurs.

8: Pulse width: 3 ns (Options 053, 055, 056, 057, 058, 063, 073) Return loss: 40 dB, 25°C (Refer to the figure below)

9: Pulse width 10 ns, return loss 55 dB, Deviation ±0.5 dB, 25°C
(Options 053, 055, 056, 057, 058, 063, 073. All except 850 nm/1300 nm)

Pulse width 3 ns, return loss 40 dB, Deviation ±0.5 dB, 25°C (Options 063, 850 nm/1300 nm) 

10: Pulse width: 100 ns (ER Mode), Distance range: 100 km Averaging: 180 sec., SNR = 1, 25°C

11: Typical. Subtract 1 dB for guarantee

12: At measurement of 50 μm/125 μm MM Fiber, the dynamic range drops by about 3.0 dB

13: At 1.65 μm: With background light, 1.31 μm/1.55 μm, –19 dBm CW light

14: Safety measures for laser products
This product complies with optical safety standards in IEC 60825-1, 21CFR1040.10 and 1040.11; the following descriptive labels are affixed to the product.


Standard Stabilized Light Source Specifications (through OTDR port) (15)

Wavelength (17)

Same as OTDR

Spectral Width (17)

≤5 nm (1310 nm)

≤10 nm (850/1300/1490/1550/1625 nm)

≤3 nm (1650 nm)

Wavelength Accuracy

850/1300/1310/1490/1550/1625 nm: ±30 nm

1650 nm: ±5 nm

Fiber Type

Same as OTDR

Optical Connector

Same as OTDR

Output Power (17)

–5 ±1.5 dBm

Output Stability (18)

±0.1 dB

Modes of Operation (19)

CW, 270 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz

Laser Safety

Same as OTDR


Standard Integrated Power Meter Specifications (through OTDR port) (15),(16)

Maximum Input

+10 dBm

Measurement Range

–50 to –5 dBm

Fiber Type

Same as OTDR

Optical Connector

Same as OTDR

Accuracy (20)


Setting Wavelengths

1310, 1550, 1625, 1650 nm (Options 053, 055, 057, 063, 073)

1310, 1490, 1550, 1625 nm (Options 056, 058)


Store reference, loss table


Battery Pack



Lithium Ion secondary battery

Voltage, Capacity

11.1 V, 4200 mAh

Dimensions and Mass

53 (W) × 19 (H) × 215 (D) mm, 330 g (typ.)



Charging: +5° to +30°C, ≤80%RH

Discharging: –20° to +60°C, ≤80%RH

Storage: –20° to +50°C, ≤80%RH


AC Adapter


Rated AC Input

100 V(ac) to 240 V(ac), 50 Hz/60 Hz

Rated DC Output

12 V(dc), 5 A

Dimensions and Mass

47 (W) × 33 (H) × 112 (D) mm, ≤240 g



Operating: 0° to +45°C, 20 to 80% R.H.

Storage: –20° to +70°C, 10 to 90% R.H.



15: Some models do not support power meter (See next page)

16: If option 004, 005 or 007 is ordered, the standard integrated power meter is not available

17: CW, 25°C

18: CW, –10° to +50°C (±1°C) difference between max/min. values over 1 minute, SM fiber 2 m

19: Modulation +1.5% with 10 minute warm up

20: CW input, –20 dBm at 1550 nm, 23°C ±2 Using Master FC connector

21: Peak power, subtract 3 dB for modulated tones

22: –60 to +3 dBm (Option 007 @850 nm)

23: CW, model 007: At –10 dBm, 1310 nm/1550 nm, At –10 dBm, 850 nm, 25°C model 004/005: At 0 dBm, 1310 nm and 1550 nm, Using Master FC connector, After zero offset

24: Safety measures for laser products
This option complies with optical safety standards in IEC 60825-1, 21CFR1040.10 and 1040.11; the following descriptive labels are affixed to the product.

More Information
Subtitle MT9083A2/B2/C2
Manufacturer Anritsu
Product Series Anritsu MT9083A/B/C Access Master
Product Type OTDR Platforms
Calibrated Wavelengths 1310 / 1550 / 1625 nm
Size / Operation Aerial, Benchtop, Handheld, Portable, Rugged
Case Included Soft case
Industry Installers and Contractors (OSP), Telecommunications, Carriers, Service and Content Providers, Campus Networks, Data Centres, Enterprise Networks, Broadcast, Mining, Off-shore and Remote, Security, Transportation, Utilities
Applications NBN (National Broadband Network), 1310/1550/1625 nm Wavelengths for NBN
Operating Temp. (Min) -10°C
Operating Temp. (Max) 50°C
Temperature Range. Wide Range
Recommended Calibration Interval 1 Year
Equipment Service/Calibration Notes First calibration due at 3 years - 1 year calibration interval on-going.
Standard Package Contains
Warranty 1 Year
Warranty Notes AusOptic Genuine Product Guarantee
Authorised distributor, benefit from manufacturer-backed, local warranty coverage, genuine parts, and our experienced local support team
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