Manta HM Microscope

Multi-fiber inspection
Single fiber inspection
96 fibers in one scan
PASS/FAIL verdict
Anomalies detection
High magnification
Industry standards
Connects to tablet, laptop, Android phone

Manta HM (stands for "high magnification") is an automated microscope for inspection of single and multi-fiber patch cords, bulkhead and transceivers, including but not limited to: MT, MPO, SN-MT, MMC, LC, FC, SC, CS®, SN®, MDC, E2000™, MXC, PRIZM, QSFP, ARINC, MIL-38999, ODC®, Q-ODC®, SMA, High-power SMA, Avim, mini-Avim and more.

Manta HM can be used for visual inspection of a connector end face for scratches, defects and contamination, as well as for automatic Pass/Fail testing based on IEC standards.

Application: production lines, laboratories, incoming inspection, maintenance in data-centers, FTTA.

Recommended for: high-power laser applications, single mode connector inspection, final verification, and other cases where small details matter.

Part number for ordering: SMX-Manta-HM.

NEW! Sumix Manta HM can now be used with a Google Pixel phone as a portable one-hand field inspection tool.

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Large field of view

Pass/Fail analysis of an MPO connector is done in a single scan taking just 3 seconds (for MPO12/16).
Guide holes and ferrule surface are inspected at the same magnification as fibers.

Unsurpassed optical performance*

High-contrast precision optics, optimal axial illumination and 20MP sensor provide for accurate measurements of small anomalies.
*among handheld microscopes for multi-fiber inspection with a similar FOV.

Versatility from bench to patch panel

Manta HM can be used as a handheld probe for testing transceivers and bulkhead connectors in patch panels, as well as a benchtop solution for production lines and labs.

NEW! Compatibility with Android phone

A Google Pixel phone and the MaxInspect application for Android allow you to use Manta HM as a portable field tool and inspect the connectors on site with the precision of a benchtop microscope.


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.

Kit Contents

Part number for ordering: SMX-Manta-HM
SMX-Manta HM digital inspection system includes:

Tips and other accessories should be ordered separately.
Order optical connector cleaners together with a microscope.

If you would like to use Manta-HM with an Android phone (currently Google Pixel 5a or higher), ask for: MNT-PHONE-KIT (includes a phone with pre-installed MaxInspect App for Android, phone holder, USB cable).



Field of view:
4.2 × 2.8 mm
Defect size detection:
0.5 µm
Effective resolution:
1.5 µm (based on MTF calculations)
0.75 µm/px or 360× (Display 24" 1920 × 1080)
Measurement time:
The indicated values do not include autofocusing time.
2.6 sec for MT12,
3.5 sec for MT16,
4.5 sec for MT24,
10 sec for MT72.
Light source:
royal blue LED, 447.5 nm
Camera type:
digital, USB3.0
Sensor type:
monochrome, 5472 × 3648, 1’’ CMOS
Live image:
5544 × 3692, 10 fps full resolution
Power source:
USB 3.0 port of PC
USB 3.0, detachable
Dimensions (H × W × L):
77 × 36 × 249 mm (3 × 1.4 × 9.8 inches)
491 g (1.08 lbs)
Housing material:
aluminum alloy
Barrel material:
stainless steel
Operating temperature:
+5 to +35°C
Compatible with:
desktop PC, laptop, tablet, specific Android phone*
* Currently - Google Pixel 5a or higher

PC System Requirements

Operating system:
Windows 10
For viewing measurement results:
Microsoft™ Excel® 2010 or higher
Recommended configuration
Minimal configuration
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:
1 Gb or more
1 Gb
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

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