EXFO's innovation acknowledged at the 2012 IIR Carrier Ethernet EMEA
QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 19, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO)
(TSX: EXF) announced today that its FTB-880 NetBlazer was named best
Carrier Ethernet test and measurement solution at the 2012 IIR Carrier
Ethernet EMEA Awards, which were handed out at this year's Carrier
Ethernet World Congress, in Barcelona, Spain. The FTB-880 NetBlazer was
chosen for its comprehensive set of automated, advanced test
functionalities. This award is the latest market accolade for a product
that was launched in 2011 and has since been selected by 10 of the
world's 15 largest network operators.
The ongoing transition towards a converged network infrastructure
requires a test tool that can cover multiple interfaces and rates,
without sacrificing portability, speed or cost. Furthermore, with
multiservice offerings—next-gen SONET/SDH, packet-based Ethernet, OTN,
Fibre Channel, DSn/PDH—becoming the norm, there is an increasing need
for intuitive test features that maximize technician efficiency without
requiring additional training.
Housed in the powerful FTB-1 handheld platform, the FTB-880 NetBlazer
allows field technicians to perform all these tests easily and
efficiently with a single instrument. As part of the FTB Ecosystem, the
FTB-880 also makes use of EXFO Connect, a cloud-based environment that
delivers automated hardware and test data management, for streamlined
test operations and dynamic data reporting.
One of the key differentiators of the FTB-880 NetBlazer is the EtherSAM
(Y.1564) service activation methodology, which drastically speeds up
deployment and eliminates repeats by offering real-time visibility of
all service-level agreement (SLA) metrics. With its unique,
patent-pending bidirectional testing functionalities, EtherSAM enables
network operators and service providers to perform one-way measurements
of all SLA key performance indicators (KPI).
"We focus on developing close relationships with our customers,
tailoring solutions for their challenges, and delivering innovation
that offers them true value. Not only do our solutions bring an
advanced approach to enhancing network performance, but they can also
have a significant impact on network operators' efficiency improvement
efforts," said Étienne Gagnon, Vice-President of EXFO's Test and
Measurement Division. "Since its launch last year, the FTB-880
NetBlazer has quickly established itself as a reference in the
industry; no other Ethernet testing solution on the market offers such
automation, simplicity, accuracy and efficiency."
Visit our website for more on the FTB-880 NetBlazer Multiservice Tester.
Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is among the leading
providers of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireline and wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers
in the global telecommunications industry. The company offers
innovative solutions for the development, installation, management and
maintenance of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks—from the core to
the edge. Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet,
OTN, FTTx, VDSL2, ADSL2+ and various optical technologies (accounting
for an estimated 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market). EXFO has
a staff of approximately 1800 people in 25 countries, supporting more
than 2000 telecom customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com.
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