Designed for in-service testing, monitoring and troubleshooting, the
FG-750 Node iOLM performs end-to-end PON testing from the central
QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO)
(TSX: EXF) announced today new additions to its Fiber Guardian product
family, including the FG-750 Node iOLM, a specialized OTDR designed for
in-service FTTH fiber testing, monitoring and troubleshooting. This
latest EXFO innovation can test point-to-multipoint fibers, or run
downstream tests from the node or central office to any passive optical
network line type, providing operators with an automated,
operation-oriented way of assessing the health of their FTTH networks.
The need for optical demarcation in FTTH networks
Open FTTH network and multitenant environments require establishing a
clear responsibility boundary between the operator and the service
provider, even at the optical fiber layer. Also, limited access to
customer premises and longer commuting times in cities and urban areas
put increased pressure on operating costs and the importance of
reducing truck rolls. Finally, added to these aspects is this everyday
challenge: efficiently testing quality and continuity between a network
node, point of presence (PoP), central office or exchange site and a
Addressing the challenge
Based on EXFO's patented Link-Aware technology, the Node intelligent
Optical Link Mapper (iOLM) allows operators to monitor and validate
end-to-end fiber quality from a centralized location, and throughout
the lifecycle. Its ability to perform online quality control of
contractual work, and to further use the same equipment for isolating
and pinpointing optical-layer impairments in a more automated way is
expected to significantly increase operational efficiency.
Its carrier-class hardware meets FTTx network requirements such as
connection to a multiple optical test ports, use of multifiber cables
(MFCs), low power consumption, small volume and scalability. In
addition, EXFO is introducing cost-efficient 576-port and 720-port
optical switch and test access modules allowing in-service addition of
out-of-band OTDR signals to the line under test, all from the node. In
terms of software, the connectivity and access to the test platform is
provided through a full set of representational state transfer (REST)
services (APIs) allowing easy integration by virtually any system
integrator, network equipment manufacturer or tier-1 operator.
"After having launched the Ethernet One solution, which allows to deploy
and assure Carrier Ethernet services more cost-effectively, we are
proud to reinforce our commitment to providing our customers with
productivity-boosting tools that can shorten the on-field assessment
cycles and time-to-revenue," said Étienne Gagnon, Vice-President of
EXFO's Test and Measurement Division. "When used in a support and
maintenance environment, the Node iOLM allows operators to monitor and
validate end-to-end fiber quality from a centralized location, and
throughout the network lifecycle."
Visit our website for more on the FG-750 Node iOLM.
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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