QUEBEC CITY, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX:
EXF) announced today that it will be attending OFC/NFOEC 2013, March
17-21, 2013, in Anaheim, California, in order to demonstrate its test
solution for deploying, validating and troubleshooting networks up to
100G in the field.
Steel-Toed and Field-Ready
At this year's event, EXFO will unveil the industry's most compact
10M-to-100G testing solution for SONET, SDH, OTN and Ethernet services,
setting a new benchmark in innovation. Designed for the portable
FTB-500 platform, the FTB-88100NGE Power Blazer module will enable service providers and network operators to support
all possible rates up to 100G, as well as a wide range of technologies,
including legacy TDM and new packet-based services. With EXFO's new
solution, the challenge of turning up client services up to 100G as
well as ensuring that they adhere to service-level agreements becomes
that much simpler.
All-Optical Cross-Connect Technology
In a joint development effort with DiCon Fiberoptics, EXFO is proud to
introduce the MXS-9100 MEMS MxN Matrix Optical Switch. By allowing M
input fibers to be connected to N output fibers in a fully non-blocking
manner, the MXS-9100 provides physical-layer connectivity and maximum
signal fidelity, with stability and repeatability, while being protocol
and bit-rate independent. This all-optical cross-connect technology
provides the unique combination of low insertion loss, fast switching
and high reliability that engineers require in lab and manufacturing
EXFO and Menara Networks
EXFO will also be providing the testing and compliance backbone for a
100G Metro DWDM transmission demonstration based on Menara Networks'
OTN CFP module. The live demo will be conducted at Menara Networks'
booth (1421) and will include EXFO's FTB-500 next-gen network testing
platform, the compact 40G/100G FTB-85100G Packet Blazer multiservice
testing module as well as the FTB-5240S/BP optical spectrum analyzer.
Network operators and service providers will experience first-hand how
this test environment enables a seamless transition into 100G
"EXFO is using this year's OFC-NFOEC stage to showcase its
industry-leading capabilities. This opportunity would not have been
possible without our devoted partners, customers and experts who lead
the industry in these complex areas of optical testing," said Étienne
Gagnon, EXFO's Vice-President, Test and Measurement Division. "As a
leading provider of 40G/100G test solutions for network operators and
equipment manufacturers, our goal is to continue to meet and exceed our
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 http://www.EXFO.com.
SOURCE EXFO inc.
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