ROADM/POTS and 40 Gbit/s testing
Integrated optical and transport testing in a portable solution supporting OC-768, STM-256, OTU3 as well as true in-band OSNR for ROADMs, 40G transmission and UDWDM signals.
All-in-one transport and datacom configuration supporting:
- DS0/E0 to OC-768/STM-256
- OTU1/OTU2/OTU3/OTU1e/OTU2e with FEC
- 10/100M, Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (LAN/WAN)
- 1x/2x/4x/10x Fibre Channel
- Next-generation SONET/SDH (GFP, LO/HO VCAT and LCAS)
100 Gbit/s testing applications
The most advanced hardware, ready for future 100 Gbit/s applications.
FTB-500 4-Slot Platform
ROADM and PTN turn-up testing
Combines SONET/SDH, OTN, Ethernet and Fibre Channel analysis, as well as an optical spectrum analyzer with a built-in polarization controller.
CWDM turn-up testing
Integrates two metro/CWDM OTDRs and a high-power—up to 23 dBm—optical spectrum analyzer (with built-in polarization controller) into a single portable solution.
Simultaneously runs a 10 gigabit next-generation SONET/SDH analyzer, as well as 1 gigabit and 10 gigabit Ethernet analyzers, delivering IPTV test capabilities and TCP throughput assessment.
Gigabit/10 gigabit Ethernet configurations
- Gigabit Ethernet analyzer, OTDR and optical spectrum analyzer with polarization controller
- Gigabit Ethernet analyzer, 10 gigabit Ethernet analyzer and OTDR
A broader scope of tests. A broader range of modules. A breadth of fresh air.
The FTB-500 houses any of EXFO’s FTB plug-and-play modules, enabling you to reconfigure your test solution as your test needs evolve. Combine physical and optical characterization applications with transport and datacom test modules covering next-generation 10G, 40G and 100G analysis.
- Optical test modules: choose from the industry’s most renowned line of OTDRs and most advanced dispersion analyzers
- Transport and datacom test modules: discover the most compact and powerful SONET/SDH, OTN, Fibre Channel and Ethernet analyzers—the new standards in next-generation network testing
Enjoy testing at your swift pace.
Faster setups. Faster testing. Faster everything.
When you’re ready to start your day, you want to be able to actually start it—quick. The FTB-500 “understands” this, as it lets you expedite the setup process and get down to testing, so you can get to your next location faster and breathe through your tight day-to-day schedule.
Software Test Tools
EXpert Test Tools
EXpert VoIP generates a voice-over-IP call directly from the test platform to validate performance during service turn-up and troubleshooting.
- Supports a wide range of signaling protocols, including SIP, SCCP, H.248/Megaco and H.323
- Supports MOS and R-factor quality metrics
- Simplifies testing with configurable pass/fail thresholds and RTP metrics
EXpert IP integrates six commonly used datacom test tools into one platform-based application to ensure that field technicians are prepared for a wide range of testing needs.
- Rapidly performs debugging sequences with VLAN scan and LAN discovery
- Validates end-to-end ping and traceroute
- Verifies FTP performance and HTTP availability
Providing lightning-fast results in the first step of fiber-link testing, ConnectorMax is the industry’s first platform-based, automated inspection application; it delivers quick pass/fail assessment of connector endfaces and is specifically designed to save both time and money in the field.
Third-Party Test Tools
This live-network packet-capture utility makes it possible to look “inside” the packets and obtain data such as transmission time, source, destination, protocol type, etc. Users can then diagnose a problem or root out suspicious behavior. Wireshark is a standard utility on all FTB-500 platforms.
This TCP performance testing tool can create TCP and UDP data streams, which measure the throughput of a network that is carrying them. Thanks to various user-definable parameters, technicians can rely on JPerf to optimize or tune a network under test.
Network Stumbler verifies wireless network configurations, enabling field technicians to identify areas that have poor coverage or wireless interference, and helping them aim antennas for full effect and find unauthorized access points.
Ensure that your entire fleet of platforms is up-to-date with the latest software, and easily manage your maintenance contracts.
The Virtual Network Computing utility allows technicians to easily communicate settings to remote colleagues.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Access the Web directly from your platform interface.
Share files from your FTB-500 to any Bluetooth-enabled device.
Display available Wi-Fi connections and save your default settings.
Connected Anywhere, Anytime
The value of connectivity resides in the ability to connect your platform anywhere, at any time. That’s why we have equipped our platforms with the technology to be as flexible as possible. Whether to transfer data to the cloud, to a device or to acquire a platform’s location via GPS, you have what it takes.
Secure VPN Communications
We have brought VPN capabilities to our platforms to provide a secured connection for those who need it. And, we cover 99% of the world’s VPN connection types, thanks to Cisco, Juniper and Checkpoints* technologies. Secure communications are now within your reach.
Our 3G universal USB angle is ready to house most service provider SIM cards. In fact, it is compatible with over 80% of the worldwide 3G coverage offered by all the main 3G service providers using unlocked SIM cards.
Use remote assistance to troubleshoot units in the field, trigger tests remotely or help a technician with a problem. Working without it is hard to imagine.
Since our platforms are Windows-based, they are just like a PC. You can install chat tools to quickly communicate with your team.
EXFO Connect Makes Your Data Mean Business
EXFO Connect lets you store and push equipment and test data automatically to our cloud-based servers, allowing you to streamline test operations, from build-out to maintenance.
Centralize and automate inventory management to provide global visibility
Test Equipment Manager, a component of EXFO Connect, deals with the constant demands of software updates, keeping track of the equipment and ensuring that field technicians involved in network construction, maintenance or troubleshooting are properly equipped. The best part? It’s all automated.
Store and consolidate test data across the entire company
Test Data Manager, another component of EXFO Connect, allows managers to make the most of their test investment. It extracts the full value out of the generated test data to help you optimize network efficiency, all through a highly automated, secure and centralized environment.
Create and customize reports from collected data
EXFO Connect tracks and updates your test gear, giving you fingertip access to all the data and allowing for quick correlation and tailored reporting for any member of the organization.
Stay current with the FTB-500 Update Manager, which enables you to easily manage the applications developed for your test solution. Thanks to EXFO’s feature enhancement program, it has never been easier to benefit from our latest innovation. Based on customer feedback, acute market trend analysis and compliance with the latest standards, EXFO is committed to ensuring that your product is at its best.