EXFO Launches Comprehensive 10 Gbit/s Multiservice Fibre Channel and Ethernet Testing Solution for R&D, Manufacturing and Software Verification

    Fully integrated multiservice testing solution for troubleshooting and
    automated testing of Fibre Channel and Ethernet equipment

    QUEBEC CITY, July 24 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc.
(NASDAQ:   EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced today the launch of the IQS-8525 and
IQS-8535 Packet Blazer modules, providing R&D, software verification and
manufacturing groups with the versatility, flexibility and affordability
required for Ethernet validation and Fibre Channel testing of network
    Housed inside the IQS-500 or IQS-600 unified test platform, these
multiservice modules offer fully integrated multi-rate datacom testing. For
Fibre Channel testing and performance analysis, the IQS-8525 and IQS-8535 test
modules support FC-0, FC-1 and FC-2 logical layer configurations to execute
traffic generation, BER testing, round-trip latency measurement and
buffer-to-buffer credit estimation at full line rates of 1 Gbit/s
(100 MByte/s), 2 Gbit/s (200 MByte/s), 4 Gbit/s (400 MByte/s) and 10 Gbit/s
(1000 MByte/s - IQS-8535 only). Ethernet services performance validation is
achieved using BER and RFC 2544 testing at full line rates of 10 Mbit/s,
100Mbit/s, 1Gbit/s and, 10Gbit/s LAN/WAN (IQS-8535 only). As with all IQS
modules, the IQS-8525 and IQS-8535 can be used in automated environments to
facilitate repeatability while improving quality and efficiency.
    "Demand for Fibre Channel and Ethernet equipment is growing rapidly,"
said Etienne Gagnon, EXFO's Vice-President Product Management and Marketing.
"Fibre Channel's robustness and low latency features are ideal for mission
critical applications, while carrier Ethernet equipment provides an efficient
and cost effective solution to network operators. Yet, now more than ever,
these mission critical technologies require thorough testing at every stage of
development - from software validation to manufacturing -- to ensure
appropriate performance and quality levels. The IQS-8525/8535 Packet Blazer
modules highlight EXFO's on-going commitment towards fully integrated test
solutions for multi-service network equipment manufacturers."
    For more information about the IQS-8525/8535 Packet Blazer test modules,
please visit www.EXFO.com.

    About EXFO

    EXFO is a leading provider of test and monitoring 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: Vance Oliver, Manager, Investor Relations,
(418) 683-0913, Ext. 3733, vance.oliver@exfo.com

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