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SMX-Manta-W+ Probe

SMX-Manta-W+ brochure
Single fiber
Auto focus
High resolution
Scratch detection
Industry standards
PASS/FAIL verdict
72 fibers in one scan

Manta-W+ is a revolutionary handheld microscope primarily designed for testing of MTP/MPO and SMA connections.

The whole MTP/MPO connector is tested in just one scan - as fast as 4 seconds!

Featuring resolution of a benchtop microscope, the probe gives the possibility to check multi-fiber, SMA and single fiber connectors in the field. Manta-W+ can be used for visual inspection of the connector end face for scratches, defects and contamination, as well as for automatic Pass/Fail testing based on IEC standards.

Features and Benefits

Large field of view (4.1 x 3.0 mm)

Test MTP/MPO connectors with up to 72 fibers in just one scan, inspect entire ferrule surface including guide holes if needed. Check the whole SMA connector endface in one shot.

Extremely fast inspection

It takes only 6 seconds to check a standard MTP/MPO connector (12 or 16 fibers) using autofocus and 4 seconds without autofocus.

Compact and ergonomic design

Use the probe as a handheld or a desktop unit.


Push the button and get results.

Detailed high-resolution picture

Enjoy high accuracy testing with 1.8 µm resolution and 0.75 µm defect size detection capability perfect for testing both multi-fiber and single fiber connectors.

Wide variety of tips

Inspect all types of single-fiber and multi-fiber optical connectors, patchcords and bulkhead, included but not limited to: MT, MPO, LC, FC, SC, E2000, PRIZM, QSFP, ARINC, MIL-38999, ODC12, High-power SMA, Avim, mini-Avim and more.

Extended working distance

Get inside patch panels to test MTP/MPO and other connectors.

Pass/Fail LED indicator

See Pass/Fail result without looking at your tablet.


The SMX-Manta-W probe is used with MaxInspect™ software package for visualization, capturing and detection/analysis of connector defects.

Automatic inspection mode

Fast testing procedure saves you time and increases productivity.

Pass/Fail criteria

The software is provided with predefined Acceptance Criteria as standardized by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for single mode and multi-mode connectors or you can utilize YOUR own Pass/Fail criteria for your specific needs/applications

Detailed analysis of defects

Want to know types, dimensions and other parameters of detected defects? Explore details with MaxInspect™ software.

Detailed inspection report

Store and print your testing results. Mine your data.



Field of view:
4.1 × 3.0 mm
Defect size detection:
0.75 µm
Optical resolution:
1.8 µm
Inspection time:*
*Measurement time may vary depending on computer performance and connector end face shape.
MT12: 5.5 sec. - with autofocus, 4 sec. - without autofocus;
MT 16: 6 sec. - with autofocus, 4.2 sec. - without autofocus;
MT 32: 9 sec. - with autofocus, 6.8 sec. - without autofocus.
Light source:
royal blue LED, 447.5 nm
Camera type:
digital, USB3.0
Sensor type:
monochrome, 4096 × 3000, 1’’ CMOS
Live image:
4096 × 3000, 15 fps full resolution
Power source:
USB 3.0 port of PC
USB 3.0, detachable
Dimensions (H × W × L):
70 × 28 × 246 mm (2.76 × 1.1 × 9.69 inches)
435 g (0.96 lbs)
Housing material:
Barrel material:
stainless steel
Operating temperature:
+5 to +35°C
Compatible with:
desktop PC, laptop, tablet

PC System Requirements

Operating system:
Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 10
For viewing measurement results:
Microsoft™ Excel® 2010 or higher
Recommended configuration
High speed, faster image processing, detection, analysis and reporting
Minimal configuration
Reduced speed, slower image processing and detection/analysis of connector defects
Intel Core i5 or higher
Intel Core i3
4 GB
2 GB
Video card:
Any with 24 bit True Color
Any with 24 bit True Color
Hardware interface:
Intel integrated USB 3.0 Host Controller.
At least one USB 3.0 port for connection
Intel integrated USB 3.0 Host Controller.
At least one USB 3.0 port for connection
Hard Drive:
300 Mb or more
300 Mb
500 Mflops or more
400 Mflops

Tablet system requirements

Operating system:
Windows 10
Recommended configuration
Minimal configuration
Intel Core i7
Intel Core i5
4 GB
2 GB
Screen resolution:
1280 × 800 px or higher
1024 × 768 px
Display size:
10" or more
Hardware interface:
USB 3.0
USB 3.0

Tips and Accessories

All the SMX-Manta-W+ accessories for multi-fiber inspection, SMA and single fiber connectors and other accessories you'll find here

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