AQ1000 Entry Level Optical Time Domain Reflectometer

This AQ1000 is specifically designed to increase the productivity of field personnel working on the installation and deployment of optical access networks such as Fiber To The Home (FTTH). Although it is positioned as an entry-level model, it still retains Yokogawa’s established standards of quality/reliability for ODTR manufacturers and features characteristics which are usually present in higher-level models, such as a high-quality capacitive multi-touch touchscreen and wireless connectivity.

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The AQ1000 satisfies test and measurement needs in analyzing access optical networks.

  • Wavelengths: 1310 / 1550 nm
  • Dynamic ranges: 32 / 30 dB
  • Size: 185 mm (W) × 116 mm (H) × 56 mm (D)    ( 7.3" (W) × 4.6" (H) × 2.2" (D) )
  • Weight: 660 g   ( 1.46 Lbs )

Multi-touch touchscreen

Intuitive and responsive

Tap, swipe, pinch or press with the intuitive and responsive multi-touchscreen display. This high resolution, responsive 5.0-inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen combined with hard-key buttons make OTDR operations simple and intuitive.

AQ1000 OTDR Multi Touch

One-button measurement


By simply pressing one singe button, the AQ1000 initiates an OTDR measurement, detects and comprehensively characterizes network events with PASS/FAIL judgment based on user-defined thresholds. The measurement data can be saved automatically if desired.

AQ1000 OTDR One Button Measurement

OTDR view modes

Trace view

Traditional view with OTDR waveforms and event markers.

AQ1000 Trace View

Map view

Simple, icon-based map view for easy interpretation of network events.

AQ1000 Map View

Long battery operation time

Over 10 hours!

No worrying about running out of battery power during your daily work. The AQ1000’s high capacity Li-Ion battery will last for 10 hours under the Telcordia standard conditions.

Quick boot-up

Under 10 seconds!

From completely OFF to measurement ready in under 10 seconds!

Key Measurement Functions

  • Distance measurement
  • Loss measurement
  • Return loss measurement (Total/Section)
  • Auto event search
  • Pass/Fail judgment
  • Real-Time

Simple and fast way to observe how the network connection looks like and make a Pass/Fail judgment of the network connection. The markers enables distance and loss measurements.

AQ1000 Real Time Measurement

Built-in PC and LS, and VLS

Power checker (PC)

Measures and displays optical power of incoming light for testing network performance.

AQ1000 Power Checker

Light source (LS)

Outputs a stable, continuouswave/modulated light for measuring end-to-end attenuationaccurately when paired with an optical power sensor.

AQ1000 Light Source

Visible light source (VLS)

Outputs red light for checking continuity of launch numbers or short number trunks. Breaks and bending in number can be identified visually.
(/VLS option is required.)


AQ1000 Visible Light Source

Data handling features

Direct data saving

Simply pressing “Direct save” icon, measured data can be saved in SOR or PDF format according to users’ prior selection.

AQ1000 Direct Data Saving

PDF reporting

Built-in post-processing software for generating OTDR reports in PDF format. Flexible configuration of report template to meet users’ report requirements.

AQ1000 PDF Reporting

Data Transfer

Data files or PDF report files that are stored in the AQ1000 can easily be transferred to a PC through a USB connection.

AQ1000 Data Transfer

Wireless LAN (soon-to-be-released)

The AQ1000 is capable of data transfer and remote control in cooperation with wireless LAN capable devices.

AQ1000 Wireles LAN

Wireless data transfer

The AQ1000’s data files can be transferred to a smartphone or tablet using the OTDR data transporter, or to PC using the OTDR Remote Controller software.

Remote control

The AQ1000 can be controlled remotely by a smartphone or tablet using a web browser and by a PC using a web browser or the OTDR remote controller.


/WLN option is required. Please consult with our sales representatives for availability in your country.

The OTDR Data Transporter and the OTDR Remote Controller are a free application software.

AQ1000 Connection Interface

  1. USB port (Type micro B)
  2. USB port (Type A)
  3. 5.0-inch color LCD with capacitive touch-screen
  4. VLS port (option)
  5. OTDR port
  6. Keys

USB power feeding

USB port is used for charging the battery of AQ1000. No need to carry a bulky AC adapter anymore.


A USB power adapter is not included. Please consult with our sales representatives for Yokogawa approved USB power adapters.

AQ1000 USB Power Feeding

Multi language

Selection of display languages to assist users in operating the AQ1000 in their native language.

LCA Reduced energy, emission of CO2 about 41% compared to the previous model.

PDF Results of Life Cycle Assessment

OTDR Data Transporter for Android / for iOS

OTDR Data Transporter software allows user to view OTDR waveforms and report file saved in internal storage(*) using mobile devices.

A1590WL USB cable

1 m in length, USB type A to USB type Micro-B.

B8105EP Strap

Used by attaching to the main body.

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