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EXFO Releases Intelligent and Automated Optical Cable Certifier for Data Centers

Published on December 4, 2014

Exfo Inc. announced the release of iCERT on its OTDR-based software. Available for singlemode and multimode fiber testing, the iCERT pre-defined test configurations provide quick access to the latest industry pass/fail thresholds to automatically certify cable installations in data centers and enterprise. This greatly simplifies optical link assessment and troubleshooting while avoiding any risk of getting tampered results due to manual entering of the wrong pass/fail values or misinterpreting extensive, complex standards documents.

QUEBEC CITY, CANADA, December 4, 2014 — EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO; TSX: EXF) announced the release of iCERT on its OTDR-based software. Available for singlemode and multimode fiber testing, the iCERT pre-defined test configurations provide quick access to the latest industry pass/fail thresholds to automatically certify cable installations in data centers and enterprise. This greatly simplifies optical link assessment and troubleshooting while avoiding any risk of getting tampered results due to manual entering of the wrong pass/fail values or misinterpreting extensive, complex standards documents.

iOLMEXFO’s iOLM is an intelligent OTDR-based application that removes the need to set parameters and analyze multiple complex OTDR traces. It dynamically defines all test parameters and selects the optimum number of acquisitions required to deliver better accuracy. The result is a crystal clear assessment of any fiber with a detailed diagnosis on failed components, as well as a professional test report directly generated with no need for post-processing.

The iOLM provides accurate insertion loss (IL), optical return loss (ORL) and fiber length measurements, all at the touch of a single button. Additionally, it will clearly identify faults and potential problems that can be fixed right away.

By combining iOLM, iCERT and an Encircled Flux (EF)-compliant launch mode conditioner for multimode environments, as recommended by the TIA and IEC, EXFO delivers the most precise, repeatable and intelligent troubleshooting test solution for technicians of any skill level dispatched to high-speed data centers.

“Bringing the iOLM unique capability into the data center and enterprise market is yet another milestone in EXFO’s vision to help IT network managers improve global efficiency. Our intelligent and automated solution finds network faults faster, keeping mean-time-to-repair low while ensuring networks are ready for the migration to 40G/100G” said Étienne Gagnon, Vice-President, Physical-Layer and Wireless Division.

About EXFO

Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is a leading provider of next-generation test, service assurance and end-to-end quality of experience solutions for mobile and fixed network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry. EXFO’s intelligent solutions with contextually relevant analytics improve end-user quality of experience, enhance network performance and drive operational efficiencies throughout the network and service delivery lifecycle. Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, VoLTE, IMS, video, Ethernet/IP, SNMP, OTN, FTTx, xDSL and various optical technologies accounting for more than 38% of the global portable fiber-optic test market. 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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