QUEBEC CITY, CANADA, August 2, 2012 — EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced today the addition of OTU3 over-clocked optical rates testing capabilities to its FTB/IQS-85100G Packet Blazer 100G/40G Ethernet Test Modules. These include OTU3e1 (44.57 Gbit/s) and OTU3e2 (44.58 Gbit/s) full-line-rate testing with framing structure and forward error correction (FEC) testing. These capabilities are designed to qualify 40G circuits that support OTU3 in the system manufacturers’ labs as well as for carriers who have made extensive use of 10GigE over ODU2e and have since upgraded to 40G. In addition, EXFO is offering OTU3/OTU4 service disruption time (SDT) measurements enabling breakthrough-level qualification of 40G/100G optical transport network (OTN) systems’ switching and recovery mechanisms, in both system manufacturer and carrier labs. These added capabilities are available through a software upgrade for existing 85100G Packet Blazer Modules, requiring no additional hardware and maximizing customers’ return on investment.
With the newly launched OTN testing capabilities, EXFO is proud to offer the complete OTN optical rates defined to date on its 10M-to-100G multi-service testing solution; combining the FTB/IQS-85100G Packet Blazer and FTB/IQS-8130NGE Transport Blazer modules and offering ODU0 (1.25 Gbit/s), OTU1 (2.7 Gbit/s), OTU2 (10.7 Gbit/s), OTU1e (11.0491 Gbit/s), OTU2e (11.0957 Gbit/s), OTU1f (11.2701 Gbit/s), OTU2f (11.3176 Gbit/s), OTU3 (43.018 Gbit/s), OTU3e1 (44.57 Gbit/s), OTU3e2 (44.58 Gbit/s) and OTU4 (111.81 Gbit/s).
“Over the past few years, EXFO has been a leading provider of next-generation testing solutions—addressing converged networks testing needs including OTN transport layer and mapped packet based services” said Etienne Gagnon, EXFO’s Vice-President of EXFO’s Test and Measurement Division and Corporate Marketing. “Now more than ever, we are determined to maintain our leadership and align our testing solutions to meet 40G/100G technology advances, market requirements and customers’ needs.”
For more information on the FTB/IQS-85100G Packet Blazer 100G/40G Ethernet and OTN Test Modules, please visit www.EXFO.com.
Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is among the leading providers of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireless and wireline 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, 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.