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ECOC 2017: EXFO to showcase new OSA and launch 400G test solution featuring a demo with Xilinx® FPGA

QUEBEC CITY, CANADA, September 15, 2017 — EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF), will be launching an advanced testing solution for 400G technologies and demonstrating interoperability between that solution and the Xilinx® UltraScale™ FPGA VCU140 design platform at ECOC 2017. In addition, EXFO will be featuring its latest OSA for use in live network testing.

New solutions will be introduced, featured and discussed

To help network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) power their 400G transformation, EXFO is extending its high-speed multiservice portfolio and will be launching its new testing solution, the FTBx-88400NGE. Built to address complex technologies in the 400G ecosystem, it is designed for lab and manufacturing applications as well as field deployments.

EXFO’s new FTBx-5255 Optical Spectrum Analyzer (OSA) will also be showcased. Designed to meet the requirements of live-network testing, it enables the measurement of the optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) of 100G/200G/400G (Pol-Mux) signals without having to shut down networks or channels and interrupt service.

On Monday, September 18 at 3:15 p.m. in the Market Focus Theatre, François Robitaille, EXFO’s Senior Product Line Manager, Optical Business Unit, will deliver a speaking session entitled ‘In-service OSNR characterization of Pol-Mux signals subject to fiber non-linearity in coherent transmission systems’.

EXFO and Xilinx to demonstrate interoperability

A demonstration will show interoperability between the Xilinx FPGA and EXFO’s new FTBx-88400NGE 400G advanced testing solution featured on the LTB-8 Rackmount Platform. Compliancy will be shown with; IEEE 802.3bs, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) standard for 400G Ethernet; as well as the Optical Interworking Forum’s (OIF) Flex Shim specification, the standard for FlexE (Flex Ethernet).

“Proven interoperability with the industry-leading Xilinx platform demonstrates EXFO’s commitment to introducing solutions that telecom network equipment manufacturers (NEMs), carrier labs and data centers can implement with utmost confidence,” said Stéphane Chabot, EXFO’s Vice President, Test and Measurement.

To view the live interoperability demonstration or learn more about EXFO’s newest testing solutions, visit booth 543 at ECOC 2017 from September 18-20 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

About EXFO

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 and follow us on the EXFO Blog.

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Vance Oliver
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