EXFO Releases New Tier-1 Fiber Certifier for Data Centers and Enterprise Structured Cabling

The MAX-940 Fiber Certifier OLTS delivers the fastest automated loss, length and polarity certification of fiber links against international industry standards, maximizing technician efficiency and reducing the cost of ownership, with 3 years of peace of mind included.

QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 29, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) announced today the addition of the MaxTester 940 Fiber Certifier OLTS to its solution portfolio for data centers and enterprise markets. Designed to help installation contractors, network engineers and IT maintenance technicians achieve faster, first-time-right system acceptance, this fiber certifier brings unmatched user experience and efficiency together with optimal cost of ownership in the latest tablet-inspired form factor.

The new EXFO certifier delivers outstanding speed and optical performances and has an advanced suite of user-assistance features. With its step-by-step reference wizard, intelligent fault diagnosis and patented margin meters, the MAX-940 provides expert guidance throughout the test process to ensure immediate efficiency by first-time users while removing risk of errors or negative loss—a common source of issues in certification jobs.

Boasting a tablet-inspired design with a 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen and an intuitive Windows-like interface, the MAX-940 offers integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and supports EXFO Connect cloud-based test asset management. Moreover, its on-board reporting capabilities allow technicians to document their work live from the field with no need for post-processing back at the office. This means technicians can close jobs, get paid and move to the next one faster.

The Max-940 certifier adopts and applies the best industry practices: both the main and remote units have full-fledged feature sets and are compatible with the market-leading FIP-400B automated inspection probe series to quickly inspect connector endfaces at both ends. Now both technicians can see, understand and act on the results while taking out dirty or damaged connectors from the equation.

Last but not least, EXFO's Max-940 Fiber Certifier allows you to optimize your cost of ownership with a 3-year warranty and a calibration interval of 3 years. That equates to more peace of mind and less hassle.

"With the emergence of big data, OTT services and the advent of virtualization—from cloud services to SDN and NFV, more and more is expected from the networks. Higher speeds, greater storage capacity and more agility are required, and we need to ensure that the network infrastructure can support these transformations without impacting the customer quality of experience and business-related SLAs," said Stephane Chabot, Vice-President of EXFO's Physical Layer Test Division. "With the MAX-940 Fiber Certifier, we are proud to bring a state-of-the-art certification solution with added value in user guidance and its unique efficiency-boosting features, based on our 30 years of experience and expertise in optical testing."

The MaxTester 940 Fiber Certifier is available today in various kits and configurations. To learn more about this new solution, please visit EXFO.com/BlueCertifier.

About EXFO
EXFO enables extraordinary experiences on global networks. Our test, service assurance and network visibility solutions allow equipment manufacturers and network operators to deliver a wealth of services to consumers, while increasing network capacity and reducing operating costs. From a company executive holding a telepresence meeting with overseas staff to a runner transferring data from wearable technology, EXFO's inherent expertise and powerful analytics render these events commonplace. Simply put, we have evolved over our 30-year history to ensure unmatched quality of service and quality of experience on next-generation fixed and mobile networks. 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.

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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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