EXFO's new patent-pending CFP-to-CFP2 adapter boosts customers' ROI and
delivers significant operational savings by enabling CFP2 testing
capabilities on its existing CFP-based modules.
QUEBEC CITY, Dec. 5, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX:
EXF) today announced that it is extending its FTB/IQS-88100NGE Power Blazer and FTB/IQS-85100G Packet Blazer offerings to cover 100G testing capabilities, including 100G Ethernet
(as per IEEE 802.3ba) and OTN (as per ITU-T G.709) on second-generation
CFP2 high-speed optics, making EXFO's 100G transport solution the only
one on the market supporting both CFP and CFP2 interfaces on the same
CFP2 capabilities are available on existing 88100NGE Power Blazer and
85100G Packet Blazer modules through EXFO's new patent pending
CFP-to-CFP2 adapter, requiring no additional high-speed modules and
thus maximizing customers' return on investment (ROI). This CFP-to-CFP2
adapter comes with great flexibility, supporting the industry's two
implementations of 100G transceivers: 4 × 25G and 10 × 10G.
In today's competitive market, service providers strive to meet
bandwidth needs by increasing the speed of their networks. Taking this
into consideration, network element manufacturers (NEMs) have shifted
their 100G development to leverage the second-generation high-speed
transceivers known as CFP2s. The new CFP2 transceivers bring
significant advantages, including a fifty percent smaller form factor
and more than fifty percent savings on power consumption compared to
conventional CFPs. These transceivers allow higher port density on
high-speed transmissions, switching and routing systems, and address
future 100G mass deployments.
By anticipating this new market trend and technology shift, EXFO is
offering its leading customers the flexibility to operate their
existing FTB/IQS-88100NGE Power Blazer and FTB/IQS-85100G Packet Blazer
with either CPFs or CFP2s. With this patent-pending solution, customers
can have full testing capabilities on their lab and field units using
either CFP or CFP2 transceivers at just a fraction of the cost of
upgrading their full fleet of test units to dedicated CFP2-based
modules. This unique offering in the market provides customers with
maximum ROI and eliminates the need for multiple test modules.
"Over the past few years, EXFO has been a leading provider of high-speed
multiservice testing solutions, and the extension of our 100G
capabilities to address the new CFP2 transceivers carries on that
trend" said Claudio Mazzuca, Vice-President of EXFO's Transport and
Service Assurance Division. "Our NEM and NSP customers are under
pressure to speed up their development and time-to-market to generate
more revenues, and we're determined more than ever to provide
game-changing solutions that bring more value to our customers."
For more information about the FTB/IQS-85100G Packet Blazer and
FTB/IQS-88100NGE Power Blazer Multiservice Test Modules, please visit www.EXFO.com.
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 fibre-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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