Published on October 3, 2017
EXFO was recognized by the judges of the annual Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards program for its automated multifiber inspection solution.
QUEBEC CITY, CANADA, October 3, 2017 — EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF), the network test, monitoring and analytics experts, was recognized by the judges of the annual Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards program for its automated multifiber inspection solution. The judging panel consisted of cabling and communications system specifiers, designers, integrators and managers with vast professional experience.
EXFO was honored with a Silver Level award for its innovative solution designed to meet the high-speed, low-latency demands of a bandwidth-hungry world, where multifiber network infrastructures have become the new norm for data centers, service providers, webscale companies and network equipment manufacturers. It is critical that multifiber connectors be clean; however, they are often not adequately inspected—and sometimes not at all—because the process can be difficult, time-consuming or even impossible for technicians to access deeply recessed connectors in dense patch panels using manual, cumbersome, fiber inspection probes and manual multifiber inspection tips.
With the launch of EXFO’s long-reaching and slim FIPT-400-MF Automated Multifiber Connector Inspection Tip, technicians can now quickly inspect multifiber connectors in single- and dual-row (12/24 or 16/32), without missing fibers or dealing with the hassle of manipulating one or multiple scanning knobs, and while doing it right the first time.
“Our customers needed a fully automated, user-friendly device to help technicians inspect multifiber connectors right the first time, every time, and that is what we delivered,” said Stéphane Chabot, EXFO’s Vice President, Test and Measurement. “We are honored and proud to see our team’s hard work recognized by the Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2017 Innovators Awards Program.”
"This prestigious program allows Cabling Installation & Maintenance to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products and services in the structured cabling industry,” said Alan Bergstein, publisher of Cabling Installation & Maintenance. “Our 2017 Honorees are an outstanding example of companies who are making an impact in the industry.”
The Innovators Awards are judged based on the following criteria:
The 2017 Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards Honorees are featured in the November Issue of Cabling Installation & Maintenance magazine as well as on http://www.cablinginstall.com.
Published since 1993, Cabling Installation & Maintenance has provided practical information to professionals responsible for the specification, design, installation and management of structured cabling systems in enterprises, data centers and campuses. Cabling Installation & Maintenance's magazine, website (cablinginstall.com), email newsletters and webcasts help cabling professionals improve day-to-day operations and enable strategic planning for their networks' optimum long-term performance.
The Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2017 Innovators Awards program reviews and recognizes the most-innovative applications of cabling and communications technology products and systems within the structured cabling industry. Platinum, Gold, and Silver Honorees were announced at BICSI's 2017 Fall Conference in Las Vegas on Monday, September 25, 2017. Criteria used in the Innovators Awards ranking included: innovation, value, sustainability, collaboration, and impact.
EXFO develops smarter network test, monitoring and analytics solutions for the world’s leading communications service providers, network equipment manufacturers and webscale companies. Since 1985, we’ve worked side by side with our customers in the lab, field, data center, boardroom and beyond to pioneer essential technology and methods for each phase of the network lifecycle. Our portfolio of test orchestration and real-time 3D analytics solutions turns complex into simple and delivers business-critical insights from the network, service and subscriber dimensions. Most importantly, we help our customers flourish in a rapidly transforming industry where “good enough” testing, monitoring and analytics just aren’t good enough anymore—they never were for us, anyway. For more information, visit EXFO.com and follow us on the EXFO Blog.
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