EXFO Extends OTDR-Based iOLM Technology to Access and LAN/WAN Networks and Data Centers

The new FTB-720 iOLM will be unveiled at BICSI (Orlando, FL, February 12-16).

QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 14, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) announced today the integration of its proprietary iOLM technology to the FTB-720 LAN/WAN Access test module. Thanks to the added features, the new FTB-720 iOLM speeds up and simplifies optical fiber assessment within access and LAN/WAN networks, as well as data centers.

Having gained worldwide recognition in FTTH deployments, the iOLM application has now been optimized to meet short-span point-to-point testing needs during construction and troubleshooting of access and LAN/WAN networks. Powered by the Link-AwareTM technology, the iOLM helps service providers build error-free networks using a multipulse approach to fully characterize events on the entire link—from the front end to the far end—through a single-button operation.

Thanks to its self-setting parameters and intuitive interpretation of graphical results, the iOLM eliminates tedious instrument training and repeated truck rolls; it also reduces the level 2 support required from expert technicians, who can dedicate this precious time to more added-value tasks.

"Just like in virtually all types of networks, access, LAN/WAN and data center operators are currently looking for ways to deploy more quickly, yet more simply and with greater reliability," said Étienne Gagnon, EXFO's Vice-President of Product Management and Marketing. "With its visual representation using icons for each link event and clear pass/fail verdicts, the iOLM enables any technician to easily perform tests that are absolutely accurate the first time. The addition of the iOLM to the FTB-720 module reiterates EXFO's continued commitment toward developing this technology and helping customers significantly reduce operational expenses."

Consistent with this focus on providing network operators with enhanced, OPEX-reducing test routines, EXFO is also releasing a new version of its data post-processing software. FastReporter 2 offers a more powerful, all-integrated package of advanced features to edit, analyze and document test results performed on entire networks. This enhanced version reduces manipulations, simplifies the user's experience and boosts post-processing efficiency—enabling faster job completion and faster transition to the next job.

Attendees at the 2012 BICSI Winter Conference and Exhibition are invited to make a stop at booth 617, where EXFO will showcase the new FTB-720 iOLM and FastReporter 2, and perform live demos.

Visit our website for more information on the FTB-720 iOLM and FastReporter 2.

About EXFO
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 VDSL2, ADSL2+, 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet, OTN, FTTx, 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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