The MaxTester 700B OTDR series simplifies and speeds up daily test
routines, helping service providers and contractors build faster, more
reliable fiber networks.
QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX:
EXF) today announced the launch of its new tablet-inspired MaxTester 700B OTDR Series, which is redefining handheld fiber testers by making frontline OTDR
field testing faster and more accessible with unprecedented end-user
experience. This series directly addresses the rising challenges to
deploy more fiber faster, and with limited resources and training time.
Inspired by today's intuitive and high-performance tablet technologies,
EXFO's automated and intelligent MaxTester OTDR series helps
contractors and service providers build faster, more reliable fiber
networks. The MaxTester's tablet-inspired design features a large,
7-inch, outdoor-enhanced touchscreen—the largest in the industry for a
handheld device, making it small enough to fit in one hand, yet large
enough to provide clear, squint-free presentation of results. The
MaxTester OTDR series also features an icon-based GUI in a Windows-like
environment that can be easily mastered right from the outset. In
addition, it's powered by a full-day, 12-hour rechargeable battery.
Produced by the world leading OTDR manufacturer, the MaxTester 700B
Series is genuine EXFO OTDR inside. These instruments feature light and
very compact designs at budget-friendly price points with no compromise
in quality. The MaxTester series is comprised of three models to cover
any frontline fiber test application, from last-mile to access and
FTTH/PON. The MaxTester OTDRs replace EXFO's famous AXS-100/110 OTDR
Series, in turn bringing an advanced iOLM application to the handheld market. The iOLM OTDR-based application is
powered by Link-Aware™ technology, which combines an intelligent and
dynamic multipulse approach with multiple wavelengths—all in a unique
and single link view that frees technicians from having to perform
complex OTDR analysis. With a two-year track record on the market, the
iOLM is a mature and proven technology providing expert-level results
at the push of a button to hundreds of users in over 75 countries.
"These solutions are a direct response to customer feedback, reflecting
their need for compact, budget-friendly, powerful, yet intuitive
testing tools inspired by tablets and smartphones," said Étienne
Gagnon, Vice-President of EXFO's Test and Measurement Division. "Our
new MaxTester 700B Series combines our quality-designed OTDR with a
unique form factor to provide unmatched user experience and make daily
test routines more simple and efficient."
EXFO's new MaxTester 700B OTDR series will be showcased for the first
time today, October 1, 2013, during a special product introduction
presentation held from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET at the FTTH Theater
(Booth #323) of the 2013 FTTH Conference and Expo taking place this week at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida.
For more information about the MaxTester 700B OTDR Series, please visit EXFO.com/MAXOTDR.
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
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.
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SOURCE: EXFO inc.
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