EXFO Extends the Revolutionary iOLM Technology to Its Market-Leading FTB Series OTDR Modules

Available on the FTB-7300 and FTB-7400 OTDRs, this software application now enables expert-level fiber characterization in metro, CWDM and long-haul networks.

QUEBEC CITY, QC, June 21, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) announced today the addition of the revolutionary iOLM technology to its market-leading FTB series OTDR modules. Originally developed for the challenging FTTH/PON fiber test environment, iOLM technology now extends its realm of fiber/cable testing applications to more common architectures, such as access, point-to-point, FTTA/DAS, metro, CWDM and long-haul networks. Having the groundbreaking iOLM on their OTDRs will enable network operators to eliminate complex OTDR trace interpretation and human errors from their network testing cycles.

Using an automated multipulse acquisition approach and advanced algorithms, the iOLM is an OTDR-based software application that delivers detailed information on every element on the link, in a single button operation, providing maximum intelligence and simplicity for expert-level link characterization. Powered by Link-Aware™ technology, the EXFO proprietary iOLM self-manages the setting of all test parameters, requiring virtually no training for technicians of any skill level.

Now offered on the FTB-7300 and FTB-7400 OTDRs, the iOLM application can be combined with various advanced test functionalities—CD, PMD, WDM-Aware, EtherSAM, SONET/SDH, Ethernet, etc.—inside EXFO's FTB Ecosystem platforms, including the popular FTB-200 Compact Platform. Since its first release about a year ago, EXFO's iOLM has been extremely well-received by the market, as it is already being used in 60 countries around the world and currently undergoing numerous field trials with major operators. EXFO intends to develop additional targeted features for the iOLM to address the needs of even more customers in multiple applications.

"With over 25 000 FTB-7000 series OTDRs in the field and a market share of more than 49%, EXFO is the household name in OTDRs. The iOLM adoption rate by our customers has been impressive as they quickly see the benefits of significantly stepping up their operational efficiency at all levels of their business," said Étienne Gagnon, Vice-President of EXFO's Test and Measurement Division and Corporate Marketing. "With a fully automated, self-setting approach and simple pass/fail results displayed in a straightforward link view, the iOLM application is a clear game-changer for network operators."

EXFO's iOLM technology is also available on the handheld FTB-720 LAN/WAN Access OTDR and FTB-730 FTTx/PON MDU OTDR. For more information, visit the iOLM Web page.

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 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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