FTB-2 Pro offers the industry's most compact high speed multi-technology
testing solution, delivering never before seen power and scalability
for multiservice field testing
QUEBEC CITY, April 1, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX:
EXF) announced today the launch of the FTB-2 Pro Compact Platform, the
industry's smallest platform for high speed, multi-technology and
optical testing. This is the next generation in the FTB line of
portable test platforms and the newest and most advanced member of the
EXFO platform family.
The FTB-2 Pro delivers the most compact solution for high speed and
multiservice testing as well as the power to handle the rigors of the
field. The platform boasts a 10" high-resolution widescreen display and
abundant connectivity via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet and
multiple USB ports, making it accessible in any testing environment. By
leveraging the latest Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro operating system, the
FTB-2 Pro offers the unique ability to run many third-party
The FTB-2 Pro supports up to two 1-slot modules simultaneously such as a
combination of Ethernet and OTDR modules. It also supports spectral and
multi-layer testing; the platform has the necessary power for high
speed, high performance testing. It delivers all the tools needed for
maximum efficiency in field testing, all on the most compact
multi-technology form factor for high speed deployments on the market
Products supported on the new FTB-2 Pro platform include:
The FTB-88100NGE, the industry's smallest field-testing solution,
supporting 10M-to-100G rates in a single module. It offers
comprehensive and fully integrated test solution covering OTN, Ethernet
and SONET/SDH technologies as well as CFP and CFP2 transceiver
The FTB-5240S and FTB-5240S-P offering the first Pol-Mux optical
spectrum analyzer for coherent 40G/100G DWDM systems and intelligent
in-band OSNR measurement for 40 Gbit/s and ROADM deployments.
The NEW FTB-8830NGE, the 10G Multiservice test module delivering
comprehensive test suites for turn-up, circuit validation and
troubleshooting of Ethernet, SONET/SDH, OTN, Fibre Channel, and
SyncE/1588 PTP services at up to 11.3 Gbit/s.
The FTB-7000 series of OTDRs, including the FTB-7200D, the FTB-7300E and
FTB-7600E, which offer single mode and multimode configurations
available at several wavelengths.
Like all EXFO's platforms, the FTB-2 Pro is compatible with EXFO
Connect, a cloud-hosted solution which allows network operators to
optimize field test workflow and tackle major operational barriers with
automated asset management and test data management.
"Today's high speed networks demand testing solutions that are flexible,
scalable and powerful enough to handle mass high speed link
deployments. The FTB-2 Pro highlights EXFO's unwavering commitment to
delivering powerful, intelligent platforms that address the challenges
facing operators today," said Etienne Gagnon EXFO's
Vice-President—Physical Layer and Wireless Division. "The FTB-2 Pro
delivers the processing power, speed, ruggedness and modularity of a
high-end platform in a compact form factor. This new member of the FTB
ecosystem allows field technicians to have access to the tools they
need and sets a new standard in high performance platforms."
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, xDSL and various optical technologies accounting for more than
35% of the portable fiber-optic test market. EXFO has a staff of
approximately 1600 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000
customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com and follow us on the EXFO Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube.
SOURCE: EXFO inc.
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