EXFO Launches a New End-To-End IP Video Service Assurance Solution

    From November 10 to 12, join EXFO at TelcoTV 2009 in Orlando, where its
    BrixVision and other end-to-end network assessment solutions will be
    demonstrated live

QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced today the release of its new end-to-end solution for IP video service assurance. EXFO's new BrixVision solution provides a number of unique features that make it easy for telecom operators (telcos), cable multiservice operators (MSOs) and broadcast video providers to ensure that their subscribers get the quality of experience they demand. Unlike other vendors, EXFO has developed a truly end-to-end solution that supports service assurance from installation to monitoring and ongoing troubleshooting. The result is a one-of-a-kind service assurance solution that extends through the 'last mile' to the customer premises without requiring expensive truck rolls.

BrixVision, EXFO's unmatched IP video service assurance solution, goes beyond simple live monitoring of the video network. Integrating the triple-play capabilities of BrixWorx, this solution provides an open service assurance environment built on a common platform for voice, video and data networks. Even more importantly, BrixVision allows providers to consolidate their multiservice monitoring investments on a single platform in order to improve operational efficiency and reduce operational expenditures.

The EXFO solution also enables providers to consolidate all their monitoring systems into a single, cost-effective, multiservice assurance platform. Leveraging the open architecture of BrixWorx, providers can seamlessly integrate BrixVision with a wide variety of third-party provisioning, fault management and trouble-ticketing systems to improve operational efficiencies, validate performance and quality levels, and continually ensure the overall success of an IPTV service.

One exceptional aspect of EXFO's BrixVision is its support for over-the-top (OTT) IP video service assurance. This exclusive functionality enables providers to monitor the availability and quality of their video services over their content delivery network (CDN). The capability also allows service providers to assure IP video services transferred over the Internet with the same powerful tools they use to monitor their private networks.

While at TelcoTV 2009 in Orlando, on November 10, 11 and 12, EXFO will be at Booth 1009 and will be demonstrating the BrixVision IP video solution as well as a wide range of other end-to-end assessment solutions that cover the entire network lifecycle.

Specifically, visitors will be able to discover EXFO's centralized and integrated monitoring capabilities, which combine platform-based physical/transport modules with the Brix System, for a 24/7 service assurance solution that is both vendor- and network-neutral. This solution not only enables operators to enhance and optimize quality of experience (QoE), but it also allows them to proactively recognize and address potential disruptions before they affect service. The result is increased customer satisfaction, reduced churn, lower monitoring and maintenance expenses and a significant competitive advantage.

"EXFO is in a unique position to provide a fully integrated solution that other vendors simply can't match," said Vivian Hudson, Vice-President and General Manager, EXFO Service Assurance. "With this distinctive consolidation of capabilities, operators are now able to lower their capital expenditures and streamline network operations, thereby reducing operational expenditures as well."

For more information on EXFO's IP video solutions and expertise, please visit www.EXFO.com or call1-888-BRIXNET.

About EXFO

EXFO is a leading provider of test and service assurance solutions for network service providers and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry. The Telecom Division offers a wide range of innovative solutions extending across the full technology lifecycle ? from design to technology deployment and onto service assurance ? and covering all layers on a network infrastructure to enable triple-play services and next-generation, converged IP networking. The Life Sciences and Industrial Division offers solutions in medical device and opto-electronics assembly, fluorescence microscopy and other life science sectors. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com.


For further information: For further information: Maryse Brodeur, Media Planner, (418) 683-0913, Ext. 3429, maryse.brodeur@EXFO.com; Vance Oliver, Manager, Investor Relations, (418) 683-0913, Ext. 3733, vance.oliver@EXFO.com

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