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High-Speed Multiservice Test Module — FTB-88100NGE Power Blazer


Turnkey field-test solution for deploying, validating and troubleshooting networks up to 100G.

Technical Information

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Key Features

  • 10M-to-100G compact multiservice field-test solution addressing testing, troubleshooting and performance assessment requirements of next-generation networks
  • Comprehensive and fully integrated test solution covering OTN, Ethernet and SONET/SDH technologies
  • Cost-effective, scalable and future-proof module with 10M-to-100G flexible offering, as well as CFP and CFP2 transceiver coverage—no hardware upgrade, no return to factory required
  • Unprecedented testing simplicity requiring minimum training for new users and maintaining a consistent experience from the lab to the field
  • FTB Ecosystem and EXFO Connect-compatible with software upgrade manager, as well as automated cloud-based asset and test data management capabilities
  • OTN, SONET/SDH and Ethernet bit-error-rate testing (BERT) with real-time pass/fail status, quick action buttons, clear results and assorted notifications
  • 100% line-rate testing of IP traffic at up to 100G and faster Ethernet service activation with EtherSAM (ITU-T Y.1564) service configuration and performance tests, complemented by Remote Discovery, Smart Loopback and Dual Test Set capabilities
  • Housed in either the compact FTB-2 or the FTB-500 platform and complemented with integrated optical tools, battery operation, power-up and restore, remote access, GPS capabilities and test reports
  • Offers EXFO TFv−Test Function Virtualization, including FTB Anywhere floating licenses and FTB OnDemand time-based licenses


Offers EXFO TFvTest Function Virtualization, including FTB

Anywhere fl oating licenses and FTB OnDemand time-based licenses 


Compact, Steel-Toed and Field-Ready

EXFO’s FTB-88100NGE (10M to 100G) and FTB-88100G (40G/100G) Power Blazer test modules are specifically designed to address high-speed field deployments, but also to meet all of today’s multiservice testing challenges. In addition, they offer the scalability needed to address future testing requirements. The FTB-88100NGE module housed in EXFO’s FTB-2 Pro platform consists of the most compact 10M to 100G field testing solution on the market, and supports a wide array of technologies, including legacy TDM and new packet-based services. Covering 10M-to-100G Ethernet, OTU1 to OTU4 (including standard and overclocked rates) and OC-1/STM-0 to OC-768/STM-256 in one small, compact and powerful tester, this innovative EXFO solution has set a new testing standard. What’s more, the FTB-88100NGE and the FTB-88100G are both EXFO Connect-ready, meaning that technicians and managers alike can reap the benefits of EXFO’s FTB cloud-based services.


The FTB-88100NGE Power Blazer is equipped with new OPEX and CAPEX saving features and functions. Thanks to its FLEX configuration capitalizing on EXFO’s flexible platform architecture that can be leveraged anywhere and anytime for any testing capability from 10M to 100G, a simple point and click are all that’s needed to enable software options. This flexibility guarantees a cost-effective, future-proof offering and immediate access to testing capabilities. It also guarantees faster service provisioning, eliminating the shipping costs associated with having to return outdated equipment.

And, because the FTB-88100NGE and the FTB-88100G are housed in the FTB-2 Pro compact platform, they deliver the added benefits of EXFO’s FTB Ecosystem, which includes EXFO Connect automated, cloud-based asset and test data management, along with EXFO’s Update Manager software utility designed to streamline test operations from build-out to maintenance.


The FTB-88100NGE and FTB-88100G Power Blazer modules cover all field-testing needs up to 100 Gbit/s with ease and simplicity, addressing today’s high-speed technologies and next-generation networks, which are becoming increasingly complex. In fact, the streamlined procedures and predefined configurations inherent to its highly intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) enable new users to effectively operate the solution with little to no training required.

In addition, the FTB-2 Pro’s Windows-based platform delivers unmatched connectivity via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet or USB ports, making it accessible in any environment at any time—thereby eliminating the need to dispatch tier-2 technicians and truck rolls to remote sites.

The FTB-500 platform also gives you the power and flexibility to customize your testing solution. For instance, you can combine the FTB-88100NGE or FTB-88100G Power Blazer module with any EXFO optical module for both fiber characterization and OSNR qualification, and then run them simultaneously to speed up testing and accelerate time-to-service.

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The FTB-88100NGE is a compact, portable solution for deploying, validating and troubleshooting 100G network services.

Last updated: 2014-11-11

100G Technical Poster

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Presentation of modulation schemes and impairments for 100 Gbit/s line side; overview of 100G/40G Ethernet (IEEE 802.3ba), OTU4/OTU3 (ITU-T G.709), and 100G/40G interfaces.

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Last updated: 2014-10-28

In this application note, we will address the key tests that need to be performed at 100 GigE during commissioning, turn-up, and even troubleshooting.

Last updated: 2014-10-15


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