FTB-5240S/B-P Optical Spectrum Analyzer's WDM-Aware feature is key to
delivering reliable, automated and optimized test results on a
QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 12, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX:
EXF) announced today the addition of WDM-Aware testing capabilities to
its FTB-5240S/B-P Optical Spectrum Analyzers, together with additional
industry-leading features such as referencing, on-graph peak detection
level and SCPI commands. These newly launched capabilities provide
leading network operators with the ability to address some of their
biggest challenges, such as reducing OPEX, removing the uncertainty of
test results, and testing right the first time.
In today's competitive market, operators face network- and cost-related
challenges stemming from a widespread phenomenon: the average revenue
per user is decreasing, yet subscribers want more data, increasing
bandwidth needs and affecting revenue. In response to this, the
FTB-5240S/B-P OSA's WDM-Aware offers the i-in-band mode—intelligent
setups, optimized on a per-channel basis, which delivers accurate test
results all automatically, all the time. WDM-Aware removes the
uncertainty about test results, removes the guesswork, automates and
speeds up tests, and thereby reduces OPEX. WDM-Aware is the most
accurate and adaptive in-band method on the market.
Higher network speeds such as 40G also mean longer distances and wider
channels, which weakens the channels and increases filtered noise.
EXFO's latest FTB-5240S/B-P software addition helps to clearly
differentiate noise from signals and analyzes only what deserves to be
analyzed: with the on-graph peak detection threshold line, there are no
longer any false peak analyses or overlooked low-power peaks, making
the FTB-5240S/B-P a powerful analysis tool that delivers extremely
reliable results. Further, a deployed system ages over time and will
continue to change during its life span. EXFO's FTB-5240S/B-P OSA
brings built-in referencing in WDM mode, which allows operators to see
the original trace display—what it is today and what has changed—making
it an essential troubleshooting tool.
Finally, the FTB-5240S/B-P Optical Spectrum Analyzer also enables remote
access to test tools to meet the demands of network equipment
manufacturers who require 24/7 testing, lab simulations and remote
control. The latest SCPI command feature allows the stop-and-start of
any kind of operation and the ability to fully configure the OSA
"The addition of these new optical spectrum analyzer test capabilities
to our FTB-5240S/B-P demonstrates EXFO's commitment to meeting the test
needs of network operators," said Etienne Gagnon, EXFO's
Vice-President—Wireline Division and Corporate Marketing. "We are
pleased to provide our customers with these industry-leading spectral
analysis tools that deliver reliable test results, powerful
troubleshooting and analysis, as well as remote operation and control."
Visit our website for more information about the FTB-5240S/B-P Optical Spectrum Analyzer.
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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