EXFO Launches Powerful, Compact Next Generation Multimodule Platform
FTB-2 Pro offers the industry’s most compact high speed multi-technology testing solution, delivering never before seen power and scalability for multiservice field testing
QUEBEC CITY, CANADA, April 1, 2014 — EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced today the launch of the FTB-2 Pro Compact Platform, the industry’s smallest platform for high speed, multi-technology and optical testing. This is the next generation in the FTB line of portable test platforms and the newest and most advanced member of the EXFO platform family.
The FTB-2 Pro delivers the most compact solution for high speed and multiservice testing as well as the power to handle the rigors of the field. The platform boasts a 10” high-resolution widescreen display and abundant connectivity via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet and multiple USB ports, making it accessible in any testing environment. By leveraging the latest Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro operating system, the FTB-2 Pro offers the unique ability to run many third-party applications.
The FTB-2 Pro supports up to two 1-slot modules simultaneously such as a combination of Ethernet and OTDR modules. It also supports spectral and multi-layer testing; the platform has the necessary power for high speed, high performance testing. It delivers all the tools needed for maximum efficiency in field testing, all on the most compact multi-technology form factor for high speed deployments on the market today.
Products supported on the new FTB-2 Pro platform include:
- The FTB-88100NGE, the industry's smallest field-testing solution, supporting 10M-to-100G rates in a single module. It offers comprehensive and fully integrated test solution covering OTN, Ethernet and SONET/SDH technologies as well as CFP and CFP2 transceiver coverage.
- The FTB-5240S and FTB-5240S-P offering the first Pol-Mux optical spectrum analyzer for coherent 40G/100G DWDM systems and intelligent in-band OSNR measurement for 40 Gbit/s and ROADM deployments.
- The NEW FTB-8830NGE, the 10G Multiservice test module delivering comprehensive test suites for turn-up, circuit validation and troubleshooting of Ethernet, SONET/SDH, OTN, Fibre Channel, and SyncE/1588 PTP services at up to 11.3 Gbit/s.
- The FTB-7000 series of OTDRs, including the FTB-7200D, the FTB-7300E and FTB-7600E, which offer single mode and multimode configurations available at several wavelengths.
Like all EXFO’s platforms, the FTB-2 Pro is compatible with EXFO Connect, a cloud-hosted solution which allows network operators to optimize field test workflow and tackle major operational barriers with automated asset management and test data management
“Today’s high speed networks demand testing solutions that are flexible, scalable and powerful enough to handle mass high speed link deployments. The FTB-2 Pro highlights EXFO’s unwavering commitment to delivering powerful, intelligent platforms that address the challenges facing operators today,” said Etienne Gagnon EXFO’s Vice-President—Physical Layer and Wireless Division. “The FTB-2 Pro delivers the processing power, speed, ruggedness and modularity of a high-end platform in a compact form factor. This new member of the FTB ecosystem allows field technicians to have access to the tools they need and sets a new standard in high performance platforms.”