OptiInstrument 4.0 Release Announcement


Instruments Communication and Control Tool

OptiInstrument is a software tool that makes it easy to communicate with instruments and automate their operation using remote control scripts.

OptiInstrument, developed by Optiwave in collaboration with EXFO, addresses the need to automate instruments for researchers, scientists, photonic engineers, professors, and students. OptiInstrument provides a simple, efficient, and user-friendly way to manage multiple applications.

OptiInstrument 4.0 GUI

OptiInstrument’s single-window graphical user interface

LTB-12 and CTP10 rackmount modular mainframe


  • User-friendly GUI that operates from a single window
  • Remote operation and control of instruments
  • Execute one or a sequence of SCPI commands
  • Import sequences and script files
  • Reorder commands, add loops and pause from a preconfigured list
  • Generate Python script from a sequence of commands
  • Edit and run Python code using the built-in editor
  • Show graph or table view of data signals
  • Save results of executed SCPI commands in a CSV or JSON file
  • Run preformatted scripts to automate optical measurements using EXFO equipment


  • Run configured scripts to talk to CTP10, OTDR, OSA, or VOA
  • Multiple traces in the graph at the same time
  • Seamless import of Python functions for test sequences


  • Communicating with instruments remotely
  • Setting up equipment parameters
  • Characterization and automated testing
  • Passive optical component testing and characterization
  • Environmental testing
  • Extraction and saving of generated signals for post-processing
  • Integration of instruments from a variety of fields, including photonics and electronics, with software simulation tools

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