Fiber Inspection Microscopes

Microscopes for network maintenance, lab and manufacturing to inspect the end face of single and multi-fiber connectors for scratches, defects and contamination.

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MANTA series

Compact microscopes for endface inspection of all types of single and multi-fiber optical connectors, patch cords and bulkhead, including but not limited to: MT, MPO, LC, FC, SC, CS®, E2000™, MXC, PRIZM, QSFP, ARINC, MIL-38999, ODC®, Q-ODC®, SMA, High-power SMA, Avim, mini-Avim and more.

Fiber inspection microscope SMX-Manta-W+

Manta W+

The easiest and fastest MPO inspection ever.
Only one shot required to check a multi-fiber endface.
Handheld and benchtop use.

Fiber inspection microscope SMX-Manta


Ideal for large fiber military connectors.
A multi-fiber endface is checked in two shots with a manual movement in between.
Handheld and benchtop use.

Which Manta to choose?

Benchtop Microscope


High-end fiber microscope for detailed inspection of single fiber and multi-fiber ferrules and patch cords, such as SC, FC, ST, LC, MU, MT, MTP®/MPO, both PC and APC polished.
High-resolution desktop unit.
Fully automated MPO endface inspection.

Scopio series

Handheld probes for endface inspection of single-fiber patch cords or bulkhead, such as SC, FC, ST, LC, MU, E2000™, SMA and other military connections.

Fiber Inspection Probe SMX-Scopio

Digital inspection probe for field use.
Visualization and analysis of single-fiber endfaces.

Fiber Inspection Prob SMX-Scopio-Ae

Analog inspection probe for a simple visual check.
Provided with 3.5" TFT display.

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Polaris Manta-W+ SMX-Manta+V2 SMX-Scopio-B SMX-Scopio-A
Primarily designed for inspection of: single fiber and multi-fiber connectors single fiber, multi-fiber and SMA connectors single fiber, multi-fiber and SMA connectors single fiber connectors single fiber connectors
Type: Benchtop Handheld and benchtop Handheld and benchtop Handheld Handheld
Field of view: d = 0.4 mm 4.1 mm × 3.0 mm 2.4 mm × 1.8 mm d = 0.4 mm d = 0.4 mm
Defect size detection: 0.2 µm 0.75 µm 0.75 µm 0.5 µm 1 µm
Optical resolution: 0.69 µm 1.8 µm 1.8 µm 2 µm 2 µm
Price level:
Magnification: 1320×* 260×* 290×* 600×* 200×
Focus: autofocus/manual autofocus/manual autofocus/manual manual manual
Camera type: digital, USB 3.0 digital, USB 3.0 digital, USB 3.0 digital, USB 2.0 analog
Power source: AC adapter USB 3.0 Port of PC USB 3.0/2.0 Port of PC USB 2.0 Port of PC mini jack of 3.5" TFT display
Cable: USB 3.0 USB 3.0, detachable USB 3.0, detachable USB 2.0 mini jack
Compatible with: desktop PC, laptop desktop PC, laptop, tablet desktop PC, laptop, tablet desktop PC, laptop, tablet analog TFT display
Dimensions (H × W × L): 125 × 154 × 200 mm (4.92 × 6.06 × 78.74 inches) 70 × 28 × 246 mm (2.52 × 1.1 × 9.17 inches) 75 × 28 × 233 mm (2.95 × 1.1 × 9.17 inches) 56.3 × 25 × 201 mm (2.22 × 0.98 × 7.91 inches) 56.3 × 25 × 201 mm (2.22 × 0.98 × 7.91 inches)
Weight: 4.6 kg (10.14 lbs) 435 g (0.96 lbs) 425 g (0.94 lbs) 330 g (0.73 lbs) 330 g (0.73 lbs)

* Calculated for 24'’ screen (1920 × 1080)

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Polarity, Continuity and Fiber Sequence Verification

Polarity, Continuity and Endface Inspection Solution for MPO patch cords

MPO-Verifier illumination module combined with Manta W+ microscope is a single solution for end-to-end polarity validation, continuity confirmation and endface inspection of MPO cables.