Wednesday, July 8, 2009

EXFO Launches Smaller, Portable Test Platform

EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering introduced a four-slot version of its FTB-500 portable test platform, which is intended for installation, maintenance and troubleshooting applications on telecom networks.

For ROADM and PTN network turn-up, the four-slot FTB-500 simultaneously runs an optical spectrum analyzer (FTB-5240S-P-InB) and a SONET/SDH, OTN, Ethernet and Fibre Channel analyzer (FTB-8130NGE Power Blazer), a combination that delivers multiple software-based test capabilities, including in-band OSNR measurement for qualifying newly commissioned OTN links, standard and over-clocked OTN functionalities for commissioning the transport layer, and SONET/SDH, Ethernet and Fibre Channel functionalities for qualifying all ROADM-supported interfaces. In addition, the FTB-500 offers battery operation, remote management and integrated optical tools, making it the industry's leading ROADM-based network testing solution.

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