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10G Multiservice Test Module — FTB-8830NGE Power Blazer


Comprehensive test suite for the turn-up, circuit validation and troubleshooting of Ethernet, SONET/SDH, OTN, Fibre Channel and SyncE/1588 PTP services up to 10G.

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Key Features

  • Comprehensive testing for SONET/SDH, OTN and Ethernet interfaces up to 10G
  • Dual-port Ethernet testing up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • OTN testing (as per ITU-T G.709) including forward error correction (FEC)
  • Efficient assessment of Fibre Channel networks with best-in-class coverage via 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 10x and 16x interfaces
  • Packet synchronization turn-up and troubleshooting (SyncE/1588 PTP)
  • Faster Ethernet service activation with bidirectional EtherSAM (ITU-T Y.1564) and RFC 2544 test suites, multistream traffic generation, Through mode and BER testing
  • OTN, SONET/SDH and Ethernet BERT with real-time pass/fail status, quick action buttons, clear results and assorted notifications
  • Simpler reporting thanks to integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity capabilities
  • FTB ecosystem and EXFO Connect-compatible with software upgrade manager as well as automated cloud-based asset and test data management capabilities
  • Housed in either the FTB-500 or FTB-2/Pro platform complete with integrated optical tools, battery operation, power-up and restore, remote access, GPS capabilities and test reports
  • Offers EXFO TFv, including FTB Anywhere floating licenses and FTB OnDemand time-based licenses


The Powerful Choice for Multiservice Testing

The ongoing transition toward a converged network infrastructure for SONET/SDH, OTN, Fibre Channel and packet-based Ethernet services requires a test tool that can cover a wide range of interfaces and rates without sacrificing portability, speed or cost. Leveraging the intelligent FTB-2/Pro or the FTB-500 platform, the FTB-8830NGE Power Blazer streamlines processes and empowers technicians to customize their testing solution to efficiently validate SONET/SDH, OTN, Fibre Channel and Ethernet circuits.

The FTB-500 and FTB-2/Pro Windows-based platforms are accessible in any environment and at any time thanks to unmatched connectivity via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet and USB.

Powerful yet Simple

Since next-generation networks are becoming more and more complex, the FTB-8830NGE Power Blazer module is designed to cover all testing needs up to 10G without sacrificing simplicity. Thanks to a highly intuitive graphical user interface (GUI), streamlined procedures and predefined configurations, new users will be able to master this tool with little-to-no training. By combining the FTB-8830NGE Power Blazer module with any EXFO optical module for fiber characterization and OSNR qualification, technicians can run them simultaneously, and speed up both the testing and time to service.

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Over the years, OTN replaced SONET/SDH to become the networks of choice to carry Ethernet services. Ethernet networks also evolved into being able to handle all bandwidth-intensive applicationson their own. This graphic shows a clear timeline view of the merger between optical and Ethernet technologies from the first bit to 100G and beyond.

Last updated: 2014-08-18

FTB-8830NGE Power Blazer

Specification Sheets

Comprehensive test suite for the turn-up, circuit validation and troubleshooting of Ethernet, SONET/SDH, OTN, Fibre Channel and SyncE/1588 PTP services up to 10G.

Last updated: 2014-07-10

This application note outlines the OTN/SONET/SDH M-SDT approach. This functionality is now available on EXFO’s popular FTB-81xx Transport Blazer family of test modules.

Last updated: 2013-08-22

OTN (G.709) Reference Guide

Reference Guides

A comprehensive overview of ITU-T recommendation G.709, Interface for the optical transport network, whose aim is to address the transmission requirements of todays wide range of services. 

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Last updated: 2013-04-17


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