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Multiservice Tester — FTB-880 NetBlazer


Housed in the FTB-1 Platform, the FTB-880 offers comprehensive, yet simple test suites for field technicians to easily turn up, validate and troubleshoot DSn/PDH, ISDN, SONET/SDH, OTN, CPRI/OBSAI and SyncE/1588 PTP services at up to 11.3 Gbit/s.

Technical Information

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  • Deployment, validation and troubleshooting of access and metro Ethernet services
  • Comprehensive testing across 10 Mbit/s to 10 Gbit/s network environments
  • DSn/PDH
  • ISDN
  • OTN

Key Features

  • Comprehensive testing for DSn/PDH, ISDN, SONET/SDH, OTN and Ethernet interfaces up to 10 Gbit/s
  • Efficiently assess Fibre Channel networks with best-in-class coverage via 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x and 10x interfaces
  • Packet synchronization turn-up and troubleshooting (SyncE/1588 PTP)
  • FTTA validation (CPRI and OBSAI) at up to 3.1 Gbit/s via BER testing
  • Complete ISDN solution for testing and troubleshooting DS1 or E1 primary rate interfaces (PRI)
  • Simplified BER testing with pass/fail indicators based on user-defined thresholds
  • OTN testing (as per ITU-T G.709) including forward error correction (FEC)
  • Faster Ethernet service activation with bidirectional EtherSAM (ITU-T Y.1564) and RFC 2544 test suites, multistream traffic generation, Through mode and bit-error-rate (BER) testing
  • Unprecedented configuration simplicity with hybrid touchscreen/keypad navigation and data entry
  • Increase technician autonomy and productivity with intelligent discovery of remote EXFO Ethernet testers, as well as in-service Ethernet testing via dual-port Through mode
  • No data interpretation errors with revolutionary new GUI on 7-inch TFT screen, historical event logger, visual gauges and 3D-icon depictions of pass/fail outcomes
  • Simpler reporting with integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity capabilities
  • Centralized support for injection/monitoring of errors and alarms, trace messaging, overhead monitoring/manipulation and performance monitoring statistics
  • Integrated applications to test VoIP services, and additional IP test utilities, including VLAN scan and LAN discovery via EXpert VoIP and EXpert IP test tools
  • Support for packet capture and analysis, wireless troubleshooting and TCP throughput testing
  • Extended field autonomy with a compact, lightweight platform equipped with a long-duration battery pack
  • EXFO Connect-compatible: automated asset management; data goes through the cloud and into a dynamic database

10G Ethernet Tester: The Ultra-Portable Choice for Multiservice Testing

The ongoing transition towards a converged network infrastructure for legacy DSn/PDH, ISDN, 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 powerful, intelligent FTB-1 handheld platform, the FTB-880 NetBlazer streamlines processes and empowers field technicians to test and validate DSn/PDH, ISDN, SONET/SDH, OTN, Fibre Channel and Ethernet circuits efficiently.

Powerful and Fast

The FTB-880 NetBlazer is a fully integrated DSn/PDH, ISDN, SONET/SDH, OTN, Fibre Channel and Ethernet handheld tester. It offers the industry's largest touchscreen with unprecedented configuration simplicity via hybrid touchscreen/keypad navigation. Platform connectivity is abundant via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet or USB ports, making it accessible in any environment.

What You Need for Any DSn/PDH, ISDN, SONET/SDH, OTN, Fibre Channel or Ethernet Application
  • Installation, commissioning and maintenance of access and metro networks
  • Turn-up of DSn/PDH, ISDN or SONET/SDH circuits
  • Performance assessment of Carrier Ethernet services
  • Validation of OTN networks and services
  • Installation, activation and maintenance of metro Ethernet networks
  • Deployment of active Ethernet (point-to-point) access services
  • Installation and activation of Fibre Channel networks
  • Testing and troubleshooting
  • In-service troubleshooting of live traffic
  • Performance monitoring of DSn/PDH, ISDN, SONET/SDH and OTN circuits
  • Round-trip delay assessment of transport circuits
  • BER testing up to 11.3 Gbit/s
  • FTTA validation (CPRI and OBSAI) at up to 3.1 Gbit/s via BER testing
DSn/PDH, ISDN, SONET/SDH, OTN, Fibre Channel and Ethernet at Up to 10 Gbit/s

If the need is for multiservice testing up to 10 Gbit/s, then the FTB-880 is the perfect solution.

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