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EXFO expands its optical power meter portfolio for network equipment manufacturers

Published on March 21, 2017

QUEBEC CITY, CANADA, March 21, 2017 — EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFOTSX: EXF), the global network test, data and analytics experts, announced the launch of two new power meters for its award-winning end-to-end R&D/lab and manufacturing solution. These latest additions to the company’s lab-grade test orchestration portfolio help network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) boost automation and efficiency when developing products at the cutting edge of the telecommunications industry.

The first power meter is based on a GeX detector that makes it possible for NEMs to test the high output power of the industry’s standard iTLA and µiTLA assemblies, and the transceivers built around them. The second uses a front-panel integrating cavity to provide the wide numerical aperture NEMs need to test bare fiber adapters, as well as multifiber MTP®1 and MPO interfaces.

"The market is transforming very quickly and network equipment manufacturers must adapt faster than ever, especially for the testing of new product performance," said Stéphane Chabot, EXFO's Vice-President, Test and Measurement. "EXFO’s power meters help industry innovators simplify and automate complex testing routines so that they can deliver more, better and faster, and with less resources. The new power meter module with integrated cavity is an especially good example because it allows customers to greatly reduce the complexity and testing time of MTP- and MPO-based transceivers used in short-reach data center applications."

Combining the newly introduced FTBx-1750 power meters with other test modules already available for the LTB-8 rackmount chassis, like the FTBx-88200NGE Power Blazer or the recently introduced FTBx-5245 Optical Spectrum Analyzer, brings even more flexibility for network equipment manufacturers as they continue to optimize their testing processes.

The new GeX power meter is also available in benchtop format as part of the LTK-1 Benchtop Optical Kits, where it can be used as a standalone instrument or combined with another power meter or variable attenuator module, and EXFO's FIP-400B fiber inspection probe to build a powerful and compact test solution.

EXFO will demonstrate the new FTBx-1750 Power Meter modules at the 2017 edition of the Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition (Booth #2725) in Los Angeles, CA from March 21‒24. For more information, visit EXFO.com/FTBx-1750.

About EXFO

EXFO develops smarter network test, data and analytics solutions for the world’s leading communications service providers, network equipment manufacturers and web-scale companies. Since 1985, we’ve worked side by side with our clients 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 turn complex into simple and deliver business-critical insights from the network, service and subscriber dimensions. Most importantly, we help our clients flourish in a rapidly transforming industry where “good enough” testing and data analytics just isn’t good enough anymore—it never was for us, anyway. For more information, visit EXFO.com and follow us on the EXFO Blog.

1 MTP is a registered trademark of US Conec Ltd

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