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10G Multiservice Test Module — FTB-8830NGE Power Blazer (FTB/IQS)


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
  • iSAM ultra-simple multiservice activation (one of the intelligent apps)
  • 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)
  • True wire-speed, stateful TCP throughput based on RFC 6349 for undisputable SLA enforcement of Ethernet services
  • IPv4 and IPv6 protocol testing capability allowing IP transition stack validation and qualification
  • 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
  • Offers EXFO TFv, including FTB Anywhere floating licenses and FTB OnDemand time-based licenses*
  • 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 an FTB-500, FTB-2 or FTB-2 Pro platform complete with integrated optical tools, battery operation, power up and restore, remote access, GPS capabilities and test reports. Also available in an IQS-600 format allowing increased port density and customized test environments

*Available only for FTB modules
**A complete list of all the best-in-class test modules supporting this functionality is available on our FTB OnDemand Web page.



The ongoing transition towards 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, FTB-2 Pro, the FTB-500 platform and the IQS-600 multimodules platform, the FTB/IQS-8830NGE Power Blazer streamlines processes and empowers technicians to customize their testing solution in order to efficiently validate SONET/SDH, OTN, Fibre Channel and Ethernet circuits.


Since next-generation networks are becoming more and more complex, the FTB/IQS-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/IQS-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.


  • Lets you preconfigure OTN (from OTU1 or OTU2, including standard overclocked rates), Ethernet (from 10M to 10G), SONET/SDH (from OC-3/STM-1 to OC-192/STM-64), and Fibre Channel (1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 10x, 16x) bit-error-rate test parameters before arriving at the test site. After, load them from the Favorites menu in one click.
  • Preconfigured Favorites can be copied from one platform to another, or sent to technicians out in the field via e-mail to be loaded using the USB port on their platform.
  • Clear results, assorted notifications and real-time pass/fail status via text or icons. Clicking on the pass/fail indicator maximizes this important status to full screen for clear and concise notification.

Ethernet Performance Assessment

  • Offers an automated RFC 2544 test suite for all supported Ethernet interfaces at all frame sizes and at full line rate for repeatable test results and error-free circuit certification at 100% utilization.
  • RFC 2544 is complemented by five Smart Loopback modes: pinpoint loopback traffic from a UDP or TCP layer, or all the way down to a completely promiscuous mode (Transparent Loopback)—the FTB/IQS-8830NGE can adjust to all loopback situations where the remote unit will return traffic to the local unit by swapping packet overhead up to layer 4 of the OSI stack.
  • Delivers test reports with detailed throughput, frame loss, back-to-back and latency measurements, in addition to clear histograms for future reference regarding specific service-level agreements.

EtherSAM: ITU-T Y.1564 Ethernet Service Activation

Supported on the FTB/IQS-8830NGE Power Blazer module for 10M-to-10G Ethernet client services, this new methodology brings numerous advantages, including:

  • Validation of critical SLA criteria, such as packet jitter and QoS measurements
  • Faster time-to-service
  • EXFO’s EtherSAM test suite: based on the ITU-T Y.1564 Ethernet service activation methodology, this EXFO innovation can simulate all types of services that will run on the network and simultaneously qualify all key SLA parameters for each service.

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