The new FTB-88100NGE Power Blazer Multiservice Test Module addresses all
rates from 10M to 100G, providing carriers with a unique solution to
support current 100G mass deployments
QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX:
EXF) announced today the introduction of the FTB-88100NGE Power Blazer Multiservice Test Module to address 40G/100G field deployments
happening now. The unique FTB-88100NGE Power Blazer is the industry's
smallest field-testing solution supporting 10M-to-100G rates in a
single module. It covers a wide range of technologies including
SONET/SDH, OTN and Ethernet. Further, the FTB-88100NGE Power Blazer
addresses all 40G/100G field upgrades and lower-rate client service
Today, carriers are facing multiple challenges. They need to support
both legacy and packet-based services up to 100G on the same network
and ensure service-level agreements for each of these services.
Carriers are pressured to reduce the cost per transported bit, and
minimize equipment costs, truck rolls and technician dispatches. What's
more, 40G/100G technology is complex: new pluggable optics (CFPs) are
still in their nascent stage, in short supply and are expensive. In
addition to all these challenges, carriers are still looking to reduce
time-to-service without compromising quality.
The FTB-88100NGE Power Blazer is uniquely optimized for field testing
with its proven, easy-to-use GUI. It delivers first-class flexibility:
remote management, battery operation and integrated optical tools.
Carriers can combine the FTB-88100NGE with EXFO's optical modules, such
as an optical spectrum analyzer, making it the perfect kit for field commissioning and turn-up.
Furthermore, the FTB-88100NGE is compatible with EXFO Connect, so users can benefit from EXFO's cloud-based services, including
centralized management of test units and data.
EXFO's FTB-88100NGE Power Blazer is future-proof. Carriers can have the
peace of mind that comes with knowing that the module can easily adapt
to future requirements up to 100G. Yet immediately, they can leverage
its FLEX configuration to enable any testing capabilities to match
their current needs at an economical price. Additional rates and
interfaces can easily be enabled with a simple software key in the
field, providing maximum flexibility with minimum downtime and
eliminating the need for multiple test units.
The FTB-88100NGE Power Blazer is available now.
"Over the past few years, EXFO has been a leading provider of 40G/100G
testing solutions. Now, as the market is moving toward 40G/100G mass
deployments, we are excited and proud to launch the first truly
portable field multiservice 100G test instrument, at a time when
carriers are coping with emerging requirements," said Étienne Gagnon,
Vice-President of EXFO's Test and Measurement Division. "We realize the
pressure and challenges our customers are facing to deploy this very
complex technology in the field, and we are committed to offering them
broad, simple, scalable and cost-effective 10M-to-100G test solutions."
Please visit EXFO at OFC/NFOEC from March 19-21, 2013 in booth 2212 at
the Anaheim Convention Center for a demo of the new FTB-88100NGE Power
Blazer. For more information on the FTB-88100NGE Power Blazer and
IQS-88100NGE Power Blazer 10M-to-100G Multiservice Test Modules, please
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 fiber-optic test market. EXFO has a staff
of approximately 1700 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000
customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com.
SOURCE EXFO INC.