Published on August 12, 2015
EXFO’s solution was selected based on next-generation OTDR technology and innovative software that bring the highest level of automation to monitor nearly 3,000 km of mission-critical fiber plant
QUEBEC CITY, CANADA, August 12, 2015 — EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO; TSX: EXF) announced today it has obtained a multi-million dollar order from a government entity in the Asia-Pacific region for a fiber monitoring system that will monitor a mission-critical, high-speed, IP/MPLS (Internet Protocol/Multiprotocol Label Switching) network spanning over nearly 3,000 kilometers.
EXFO’s fiber monitoring solution, branded as NQMSfiber, provides real-time surveillance of an optical network 24 hours per day, seven days per week. It is indispensable for detecting fiber bends, fiber cuts and fiber degradations over time, all of which can impede communications across a network.
NQMSfiber consists of optical time domain reflectometers (OTDRs), in the form of remote test units, providing high resolution and accurate loss measurements along fiber links. These units are combined with a web-based element management system (EMS), offering users a centralized access to results and an intuitive interface to analyze alarms and other events. This order is expected to be recognized into revenue in fiscal 2016.
“EXFO’s next-generation OTDR technology and innovative software, offering the highest level of automation and integration, played a major role in securing this deal, since they ensure unmatched network operation and maintenance,” said Stephane Chabot, Vice-President of EXFO’s Physical-Layer Division. “The added capabilities of our fiber monitoring system, with sophisticated functions like self-learning, programmable alarm management and dashboard reporting on fiber availability, placed our solution head-and-shoulders above the competition. In short, our fiber monitoring solution not only provides our customers with valuable, end-to-end visibility and key performance indicators (KPIs), but it also saves them precious time and money.”
EXFO enables extraordinary experiences on global networks. Our test, service assurance and network visibility solutions allow equipment manufacturers and network operators to deliver a wealth of services to consumers, while increasing network capacity and reducing operating costs. From a company executive holding a telepresence meeting with overseas staff to a runner transferring data from wearable technology, EXFO’s inherent expertise and powerful analytics render these events commonplace. Simply put, we have evolved over our 30-year history to ensure unmatched quality of service and quality of experience on next-generation fixed and mobile networks. EXFO has a staff of approximately 1600 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000 customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com and follow us on the EXFO Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube.
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