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