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smallnew.gif (926 bytes)DORC's ZX-1 micro Array+ released

11-15-13 - Used primarily to measure multi fiber (MT/MPO® and MT-RJ) connectors, DORC’s fifth generation “ZX-1 micro Array+” is the result of 21 years of hardware and software product development.  Although optimized for mutifiber connectors, the ZX-1 micro Array plus also does an excellent job of measuring single fiber PC and APC connectors. DORC’s patented design is based on a variant of the Michelson configuration, and provides BOTH 2D and 3D high resolution images of the sample under test in approximately 45 seconds for multi fiber connectors and <3 seconds for single fiber connectors.

Key Benefits:

  • Measures BOTH multi fiber and single fiber connectors.
  • Very small footprint - supplied by default with a laptop computer. Desktop or Tablet PC's available upon request.
  • Automatic reference mirror calibration – NO manual adjustments!!
  • Automatic connector centering – NO manual adjustments!!
  • Automatic focus – NO manual adjustments!!
  • Hermetically sealed optical module – a dusty production environment is no longer a problem.
  • High resolution camera and optics - results in improved repeatability and reproducibility.
  • Simple connections – just a single power cord and USB 3.0 port on the rear.
  • No anti-vibration table required. Fan-less design eliminates any system induced vibration.
  • Patented reference guide pins are integrated into the chuck and made of ceramic, so they can never bend.
  • Fast measurement – typically less than 45 seconds including calibration verification.
  • No calibration whatsoever required when changing chucks from single fiber to MT/MPO® or MT-RJ.
  • Simple operation - insert the connector and right click to measure. Centering, focus and the scan are all automatic.
  • Calibration is held on the instrument itself, eliminating the need to keep the interferometer and PC as a matched pair.
  • Software backup, calibration and an image of the supplied PC are all stored on the instrument itself, in non-volatile memory – making lost disks, viruses, deleted files, corrupted Windows and PC failures a snap to recover from.
  • Manufactured by a vendor that has sold more automated connector measuring interferometers than all other vendors combined.
  • Costs 30% less than the prior version and the complete system ships in a single 16”x16”x20” box when configured with a laptop.
  • 1 Year Warranty included.

smallnew.gif (926 bytes)DORC's ZX-1 micro DUET+ released

03-12-13 - DORC’s ZX-1 micro DUET+ is the worlds first “dual headed” system, designed primarily for measuring BOTH ends of hybrid patch cords “simultaneously” using a single PC and operator. For example, both ends of a 1.25mm to 2.50mm patch cord can be measured at the same time - without the need to change chucks. Data for both ends appears consecutively in the history report, greatly reducing the time and data handling typically associated with measuring all the 1.25mm ends first, changing chucks and then measuring all the 2.50mm ends. The use of a single PC as a controller reduces the system cost while improving operator productivity and throughput. The ZX-1 micro DUET+ can be configured with any two modules from the ZX-1 micro PMS+ series of measurement instruments.

Key Benefits:

  • World's First DUAL headed interferometer.
  • Can be configured with ANY 2 modules from the ZX-1 micro series of products.
  • Controlled by a single PC.
  • Simultaneous measurements from BOTH modules.
  • Allows meaurement of hybrid patchcords without changing fixtures.
  • Very small footprint – supplied by default with a laptop computer. Desktop and Tablet PC's available upon request.
  • Modular design allows the system to grow with your needs and budget.
  • Automatic focus, manual focus or BOTH!!
  • Hermetically sealed optical modules – a dusty production environment is no longer a problem.
  • High resolution camera and optics – results in improved repeatability and reproducibility.
  • Simple interface – just a single power cord and USB 3.0 port on the rear.
  • No anti-vibration table required. Fan-less design removes any system induced vibration.
  • “Auto Sense” technology, initiates measurements automatically as soon as the connectors are inserted.
  • Simple operation – centering, focus and initiating the measurements themselves can all be completely automatic.
  • Calibration is held on the instrument itself, eliminating the need to keep the system and PC as a matched pair.
  • Software backup, calibration and an image of the PC itself (if supplied), are all stored on the instrument itself, in non-volatile memory – making lost disks, viruses, deleted files, corrupted Windows and PC failures easy to fix.
  • System design lends itself to integration in automated production lines.
  • Manufactured by a vendor that has sold more automated connector measuring interferometers than all other vendors combined.
  • Complete system ships in a single 16”x16”x20” box when configured with a laptop or tablet PC.
  • 1 Year Warranty included.

smallnew.gif (926 bytes)DORC's ZX-1 micro PMS+ released

03-12-13 - DORC is pleased to announce the release of the ZX-1 micro PMS+. This fifth generation instrument connects to the PC using a single USB 3.0/2.0 connection and features automatic calibration, automatic focus and automatic fiber centering.

Key Benefits:

  • Measures single fiber connectors and fiber cleaves.
  • Patented RFID interface allows instant apex offset calibration in a single measurement.
  • Very small footprint – supplied by default with a laptop computer. Desktop and Tablet PC's available upon request.
  • Modular design allows the system to grow with your needs and budget.
  • Automatic reference mirror calibration – NO manual adjustments!!
  • Automatic connector centering – NO manual adjustments!!
  • Fast automatic focus, manual focus or BOTH!!
  • Hermetically sealed optical module – a dusty production environment is no longer a problem.
  • High resolution camera and optics – results in improved repeatability and reproducibility.
  • Simple interface – just a single power cord and USB 3.0 port on the rear.
  • No anti-vibration table required. Fan-less design removes any system induced vibration.
  • Patented inspection mode and scratch analysis.
  • Fast measurement – <1 second (depending on model, excluding focus).
  • “Auto Sense” technology, initiates a measurement automatically as soon as the connector is inserted.
  • Simple operation – centering, focus and initiating the scan itself can all be completely automatic.
  • Calibration is held on the instrument itself, eliminating the need to keep the interferometer and PC as a matched pair.
  • Software backup, calibration and an image of the PC itself (if supplied), are all stored on the instrument itself, in non-volatile memory – making lost disks, viruses, deleted files, corrupted Windows and PC failures easy to fix.
  • System design lends itself to integration in automated production lines.
  • Manufactured by a vendor that has sold more automated connector measuring interferometers than all other vendors combined.
  • Complete system ships in a single 16”x16”x20” box when configured with a laptop or tablet PC.
  • 1 Year Warranty included.

smallnew.gif (926 bytes)DORC's new and improved website released

09-25-10 - DORC is pleased to announce the release of our new website here at www.dorc.com. The new site is easier to navigate, more informative and allows registered users to download the latest PMS software and User Manuals.

smallnew.gif (926 bytes)Updated User Manuals Coming Soon.....

09-09-10 - DORC is pleased to announce the pending availability of updated User Manuals for the ZX-1 mini PMS+ and ZX-1 mini Array+ systems. These virtual manuals resemble "real" books and feature hyper links, movies and video demonstrations of the PMS Software.



DORC hosts IEC "MT Task Force" meeting in Clearwater, Florida

01-25-10 - DORC is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an IEC "MT Task Force" meeting in Clearwater, Florida on March 29th, 2010. Measurement standards are an important part of our industry, and DORC is delighted to have been given the opportunity to host this meeting.

smallnew.gif (926 bytes)ZX-1 mini Array+ released

ZX-1 mini Array+

09-15-08 - DORC is pleased to announce the release of the ZX-1 mini Array+. This fourth generation instrument connects to the PC using a single USB 2.0 connection and features fully automatic calibration, automatic focus and automatic fiber centering. The unit uses DORC's integrated Patented reference guide pins to insure the accuray of every measurement. The system can measure both multi-fiber and single-fiber connectors, with no calibration whatsoever required when swithching from single-fiber to multi-fiber mode.

The new ZX-1 mini Array+ has the following advantages:

  • Measures BOTH MT and Single fiber connectors.
  • Much smaller package - supplied by default with a laptop computer. Desktop PC available upon request.
  • Automatic reference mirror calibration – NO manual adjustments!!
  • Automatic connector centering – NO manual adjustments!!
  • Automatic focus – NO manual adjustments!!
  • Hermetically sealed optical module – a dusty production environment is no longer a problem.
  • Higher resolution camera and optics, resulting in improved repeatability and reproducibility.
  • Simple connections – just a single power cord and USB port on the rear.
  • Controlled by a laptop (desktop optional) creating a very small overall footprint.
  • No anti-vibration table required. Fan-less design eliminates any system induced vibration.
  • Patented Reference guide pins are integrated into the chuck and made of ceramic, so they can never bend. There is no need to load or unload pins for each measurement. Also, the pin enfaces are now always in the same relative XYZ position, so the system does not need to find and focus each time over a long potential range.
  • The measurement is MUCH faster – typically less than 45 seconds.
  • There is no calibration whatsoever required even when changing chucks from MT/MTP to MT-RJ.
  • Operation is now as simple as a single fiber system – just insert the connector and right click to measure. Centering, focus and the scan are all automatic.
  • Calibration is held on the instrument itself, eliminating the need to keep the interferometer and PC as a matched pair.
  • Software backup, calibration and an image of the supplied PC is all stored on the instrument itself, in non volatile memory - making lost disks, deleted files, corrupted Windows and PC failures a snap to recover from.
  • Manufactured by a vendor that has sold more automated connector measuring interferometers than all other vendors combined.
  • It costs 30% less than the old version and the complete system ships in a single 16x16x20” box when configured with a laptop.

smallnew.gif (926 bytes)ZX-1 mini PMS+ released

ZX-1 mini PMS+

09-15-08 - DORC is pleased to announce the release of the ZX-1 mini PMS+. This fourth generation instrument connects to the PC using a single USB 2.0 connection and features automatic calibration, automatic focus and automatic fiber centering.

The new ZX-1 mini PMS+ has the following advantages:

  • Much smaller package - supplied by default with a laptop computer. Desktop PC available upon request.
  • Automatic reference mirror calibration – NO manual adjustments!!
  • Automatic connector centering – NO manual adjustments!!
  • Automatic focus – NO manual adjustments!!
  • Auto Sense – simply insert the connector and it will optimize, focus and measure automatically. No user intervention required.
  • Still incorporates our Patented inspection mode and scratch analysis.
  • Hermetically sealed optical module – a dusty production environment is no longer a problem.
  • Single USB 2.0 interface to the PC.
  • Higher resolution camera and optics, resulting in improved repeatability and reproducibility.
  • Faster measurement.
  • Fan-less design eliminates any system induced vibration.
  • Calibration is held on the instrument itself, eliminating the need to keep the interferometer and PC as a matched pair.
  • Software backup, calibration and an image of the supplied PC is all stored on the instrument itself, in non volatile memory - making lost disks, deleted files, corrupted Windows and PC failures a snap to recover from.
  • Manufactured by a vendor that has sold more automated connector measuring interferometers than all other vendors combined.
  • It costs 20% less than the old version and the complete system ships in a single 16x16x20” box when configured with a laptop. 
     

Breaking News!! - DORC is moving to a new facility in Florida

01-25-06 - As many of you are aware, DORC has been planning a relocation to Florida over the past 2 years. We can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel, and will be making the transition in early February, 2006. Specifically, the anticipated schedule is as follows:

January 27th, 2006 - Phoenix production will be stopped.
February 6th, 2006 - Transportation to Florida starts.
February 13th, 2006 -
DORC arrives at new facility.
February 20th, 2006 - Production resumes in Florida.

During this time there will inevitably be some minor disruptions to production, shipping and communications.

A) Our phones/fax in Phoenix will continue to be operational throughout the transition. Phones/fax in Florida will be operational on February 14th.

B) E-mail may be disrupted from the 7th through the 10th of February. If you do not get a response within 24 hours as usual, then we did not get your e-mail!

C) Please do not ship anything to
DORC from January 25, 2006 without an RMA. This will allow us to make sure packages are routed to the correct address. After February 14th everything will be shipped to and from the new facility.

Our new contact details are as follows:

DORC
8725 115th Avenue North
Largo, FL 33773
USA

Telephone: 727-319-9000
Fax: 727-319-9006


Please pass on this information to everyone in your organization that needs to know!
 

smallnew.gif (926 bytes)ZX-1 Array PLUS offers enhanced functionality with PMS 6.0

06-25-03 - DORC’s introduction of PMS 6.0 enhances the functionality of the ZX-1 Array PLUS Zoom Interferometer. New features include the ability to measure an MT 72 fiber connector in a single scan, customized reporting and foreign language support. This version also includes a host of other improvements that eliminate any interaction with the user once a measurement has been initiated.

 

smallnew.gif (926 bytes)ZX-1 mini PMS PLUS

02/01/03 - The introduction of the DORC’s ZX-1 mini PMS PLUS shifts fiber optic endface interferometry and inspection testing to a new plateau. This extremely compact and fully integrated design incorporates completely automated focus, XY adjustment and calibration. There are NO manual adjustments whatsoever required for calibration – even when changing fixtures! The revolutionary non-contact design builds on the success of the worlds best selling automated connector measuring interferometer - the ZX-1 mini PMS.

Enhancements include:
Automatic apex offset calibration – NO manual adjustments!
Automatic focus.
Automatic XY adjustment.
Dual band extended range (XR) available to measure fiber heights of +/- 100 microns.
Further improvements to the already outstanding stability, resolution and repeatability.
Instant inspection mode incorporates enhanced scratch analysis.
Compact design – just connect the monitor, keyboard, mouse and power cable.
Optional integrated connector tuning.
Optional integrated PM fiber alignment.
Integrated PEDESTAL diameter measurement.
Easily transported in an optional compact hard case.
Available as an OEM module for integration into your own products. 

Although the new ZX-1 mini PMS PLUS incorporates many new features unmatched in the industry, additional design criteria included the ability to reduce our manufacturing costs, thereby allowing DORC® to sell this system for significantly less than the original ZX-1 mini PMS. Traditionally DORC’s products were slightly more expensive than our competitors - although this was a clear example of “you get what you pay for”. After the re-design, it is now possible to purchase DORC’s system for about the same or less than the price of any other system on the market – even those that are CONTACT in nature. This innovative design was three dimensionally modeled in a "virtual world" from conception to completion - before manufacturing a single part! It was not only successful in achieving all of it’s goals, but also resulted in a system that was extremely easy to service. In the unlikely event of failure, the entire interferometric system could be replaced by removing just 4 screws.  

Further improvements include streamlining our already intuitive and easy to use PMS software. Measurements now consist of inserting the connector into the chuck – no need to center or focus the connector – everything is automatic and measurements are completed in less than 1 second. The system retains it’s ability to produce comprehensive Quality Control and History reports within Microsoft Excel, combined with statistical analysis of the measurement data.

With so many improvements, DORC’s excellent reputation for support and such competitive pricing, the new ZX-1 mini PMS PLUS becomes the obvious choice for your connector endface measurement requirements. 


DORC® becomes FasTech 50 Award Winner (AGAIN!)

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Direct Optical Research Company (DORC®), a leading manufacturer of fiberoptic test equipment is proud to announce that it won 5th place in the 2001 "FasTech 50" awards, held at the Hyatt Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ in November. The annual awards are presented to the 50 fastest growing high technology companies based in Arizona. This is the FOURTH consecutive year that Direct Optical Research Company has received this prestigious award.

2001 - 5th place (2001 was the last year of FasTech 50 competition)
2000 - 18th place
1999 - 31st place
1998 - 32nd place

 

MTP® is a Registered Trademark of US Conec Ltd.

 

Patent Numbers: 5,459,564, 6,215,555, 6,718,099 and 9,014,528. Additional Patent(s) Pending.
 
 


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