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SMX-Manta and SMX-Manta+

SMX-Manta is a handheld microscope probe primarily designed for testing MTP/MPO and SMA connectors. The probe can be used for visual inspection of the connector end-face for scratches, defects and contamination and for automatic Pass/ Fail testing.

NEW The system is also available with autofocus function (optional). Ask for SMX-Manta+ system.

The probe features a large field of view enabling to test multi-fiber connectors in just two scans taking less than 2 seconds. High resolution of SMX-Manta and its portable design allow for using the probe in a lab and in the field.

Features and Benefits

Large field of view (2.4 x 1.8 mm)

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

Compact and ergonomic design

Use the probe as a handheld or a desktop unit.


Minimize operator’s actions to just one click.
*available with SMX-Manta+ modification

Detailed high-resolution picture

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

Desktop use

Wide variety of tips

Inspect single-fiber, multi-fiber, SMA and other military connectors, both the patch cord and bulkhead side of fiber interconnect.

Extended working distance

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


The SMX-Manta 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:
2.4 × 1.8 mm
Defect size detection:
0.75 µm
Optical resolution:
1.8 µm
manual - for SMX-Manta
autofocus - for SMX-Manta+
Light source:
royal blue LED, 447.5 nm
Camera type:
digital, USB3.0
Sensor type:
2592 × 1944 monochrome 1/2.5'' CMOS
Live image:
800 × 800, 50 fps; 2592 × 1944, 14 fps full resolution
Power source:
USB 2.0/3.0 port of PC
USB 3.0, detachable
Dimensions (H × W × L):
64 × 28 × 233 mm (2.52 × 1.1 × 9.17 inches)
425 g (0.94 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 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
Any USB 2.0 Host Controller.
At least one USB 2.0 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 2.0

Tips and Accessories

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

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