EXFO Introduces Advanced 100G Multichannel OTN Testing

QUEBEC CITY, June 2, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) announced today the release of its advanced Multichannel OTN testing at 100G to support network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) who are developing high-speed OTN packet transport solutions. The new, advanced Multichannel OTN capability, which helps NEMs speed up testing and development of OTN switches, is available on the FTB/IQS-85100G and FTBx-88200NGE. These solutions are the only testers on the market delivering Multichannel OTN capable of validating up to 80 channels simultaneously.

With NEMs facing increased demand for high-speed OTN switches (from traditional carriers and for data-center applications), reducing development cycles is critical to bringing new solutions to market faster. The new Multichannel OTN capability available on EXFO's 100G test solutions empowers NEMs to be more efficient and agile in their development.

EXFO is also introducing 100 GigE Through mode on the newly launched FTBx‑88200NGE. This troubleshooting tool is designed to minimize downtime for 100G circuits in the field and lab testing. A unique in-line bidirectional monitoring tool, 100 GigE Through mode eliminates the need for an external tapping module, switch mirror port or any other traffic redirection scheme, and is the only solution on the market with this capability.

As a leading provider of multiservice and multirate testing solutions, EXFO has been particularly focused on addressing the needs of communication service providers (CSPs) and system manufacturers over the past few years. "In line with today's market transition to high-speed volume deployment, we are constantly working to align our high-speed offering with service providers' requirements," said Claudio Mazzuca, Vice-President of EXFO's Transport and Service Assurance Division. "We are committed to offering powerful yet simple test coverage to meet high-speed technology advances, market requirements and field-testing needs."

To learn more on EXFO's Advanced 100G Multichannel OTN Testing capabilities, read our application note Accelerate OTN Switch Validation with Multichannel Testing.

About EXFO
EXFO provides communications service providers (CSPs) with test orchestration and performance intelligence solutions to ensure the smooth deployment, maintenance and management of next-generation, physical, virtual, fixed and mobile networks. The company has also forged strong relationships with network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) to develop deep expertise that migrates from the lab to the field and beyond. EXFO's key differentiation comes from combining intelligent, automated and cloud-based test and monitoring solutions with real-time analytics to deliver unmatched end-to-end visibility and assurance—from a network, services and end-user level. EXFO is no. 1 in portable optical testing and boasts the largest active service assurance deployment worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com and follow us on the EXFO Blog.




For further information: Marie-Anne Grondin, Corporate Communications, (418) 683-0913, Ext. 23417, marie-anne.grondin@exfo.com; Vance Oliver, Director, Investor Relations, (418) 683-0913, Ext. 23733, vance.oliver@EXFO.com


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