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EXFO Launches Agile and Revolutionary Lab Solution

Published on March 22, 2016

QUEBEC CITY, CANADA, March 22, 2016 — EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced today the launch of its revolutionary new lab solution, the LTB-8 Rackmount Platform, the FTBx-88200NGE Power Blazer 100G Multiservice Test Module, and the industry’s unique web-based multi-user interface, EXFO Multilink.

With the goal to help network solution vendors (NSVs) innovate faster and test more efficiently, the LTB-8 is a highly scalable, highly compact platform offering the industry’s best 100G port density to maximize valuable shelf space while minimizing costs. The eight-slot configuration supports simultaneously testing of eight 100G modules supporting multiple interface test combinations. The platform delivers a full suite of lab testing features developed for system design, development and deployment testing. LTB-8 remote access is supported via EXFO Multilink. EXFO Multilink is a unique lab test management system with a multi-user interface that offers remote access to multimodule, multiplatform across multiple locations. It is the only true web-based interface that enables this capability.

EXFO is also pleased to introduce the new member of the Power Blazer family, the FTBx-88200NGE. It is the industry’s first solution offering integrated CFP4 and QSFP+/QSFP28 interfaces in alignment with the next-generation 100G network deployment, along with an SFP+ port. It builds on EXFO’s expertise as the first in the industry to offer the most compact 10M-to-100G modules on the market today. The FTBx-88200NGE Power Blazer module offers a full suite of advanced test functionalities to speed up product development and verification, including multistage ODU multiplexing, multichannel OTN and advanced troubleshooting capabilities.

Furthermore, the newly launched FTBx-88200NGE Power Blazer can be uniquely moved from the LTB-8 Rackmount Platform into EXFO’s handheld, portable FTB-2 Pro Platform for the most ultimate ease of transition within the lab, between labs, and from lab to the field—the first and only in the industry, delivering the most flexibility to labs. With this unique pairing of platforms, NSVs can reap the cost savings by using the same modules in one lab environment to another and with a common GUI, minimizing training between multiple users. Further flexibility is offered via EXFO TFv—Test Function Virtualization and FTB OnDemand time-based licenses. These flexible software options allow greater flexibility, and agility for time-sensitive projects.

“Over the past few years, EXFO has been a leading provider of test solutions to network solution vendors starting with the industry’s first 100GE/OTU4 tester,” said Claudio Mazzuca, EXFO’s Vice-President, Transport and Service Assurance Division. “As the industry moves into the mass deployment stage for 100G and prepares for 400G as the next step, it is clear that NSVs are facing new challenges and need to be more agile and cost effective in their development cycles. With the new solutions launched today, EXFO is now uniquely positioned to partner with our NSV customers and deliver a truly flexible test infrastructure that can help them face these challenges head on.”

For more information on the FTBx-88200NGE Power Blazer module and the LTB-8 Rackmount Platform with EXFO Multilink, please visit www.EXFO.com/lab-solution.

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