Tyco Electronics announces its hand held visual fault locator (VFL) that provides a rugged system for identifying breaks and bending in optical fibers and cabling. Its powerful red 650 nm laser provides the ability to locate damaged, broken or tightly bent fibers that cause undesirable attenuation in systems. The VFL cable jacket will glow red at the location of the fault. The flash button allows the user to toggle between continuous or pulsed mode. A single “AA” style battery is sufficient for more than 30 hours of continuous use and the soft-side protective case with belt loop provides protective storage.