EXFO Enhances IMS/NGN InterWatch R14 Platform - New software release supports IPv6, wireless codecs, IKEv1 and DHCP



    QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc.
(NASDAQ:   EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced today the release of new software features
on the InterWatch R14 platform, the industry's highest performance and most
scalable Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)/Next-Generation (NGN)
test platform.
    Release 7.2 on the InterWatch R14 platform simulates up to 256,000 unique
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) subscriber addresses per chassis to support
the migration of voice and video applications to the IPv6 addressing scheme.
In addition to IPv6, this new software release expands EXFO's wide list of
supported codecs to include the Enhanced Variable Rate Codec (EVRC) family
used in Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) networks, as well as Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Internet Key Exchange version 1 protocol
(IKEv1) for security testing.
    EVRC support includes EVRC, EVRC0, EVRC1, EVRCB, EVRCB0 and EVRCB1 in
full and fractional modes and with or without silence suppression. The
addition of IKEv1 key exchange protocol expands EXFO's security and
authentication capability to include IPsec tunnel mode.
    Finally, Release 7.2 adds DHCP support to EXFO's unique Border Gateway
Function (BGF) test application, thereby improving its test capability for BGF
devices with integrated subscriber management.
    "Market demand for these new features is growing rapidly due to the
growth in high-speed mobile access networks, growing shortage of IPv4
addresses and the migration to IMS core networks," said Joe Sutherland,
Vice-President of EXFO's Navtel Product Group. "The integration of session
management functions into routers and the high growth in home networking has
driven the need to incorporate default gateway and DHCP functions per
subscriber in our solutions in order to improve test coverage. The new
capabilities within this software release highlight EXFO's ongoing commitment
towards providing the industry's most comprehensive IMS/NGN test solutions."

    For more information about the InterWatch IMS/NGN platform, please visit
www.EXFO.com.

    About EXFO

    EXFO is a leading provider of test and monitoring solutions for network
service providers and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications
industry. The Telecom Division offers a wide range of innovative solutions
extending across the full technology lifecycle ? from design to technology
deployment and onto service assurance ? and covering all layers on a network
infrastructure to enable triple-play services and next-generation, converged
IP networking. The Life Sciences and Industrial Division offers solutions in
medical device and opto-electronics assembly, fluorescence microscopy and
other life science sectors. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com.




For further information:

For further information: Vance Oliver, Manager, Investor Relations,
(418) 683-0913, Ext. 3733, vance.oliver@exfo.com

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