Published on February 23, 2017
Launch of automated inspection tip for multifiber connectors, including MPO and MTP® 1
QUEBEC CITY, CANADA, February 23, 2017 — EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO TSX: EXF), the global network test, data and analytics experts, announced the launch of its Automated Multifiber Connector Inspection Tip, which makes it much easier and faster for technicians to do their jobs effectively. The automated tip is compatible with EXFO’s MF-ready fiber inspection probe series.
To meet the high-speed, low-latency demands of a bandwidth-hungry world, multifiber network infrastructures have become the new norm for data centers, service providers, web-scale 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 and inefficient.
It is challenging for technicians to access deeply recessed connectors in dense patch panels using manual, and often cumbersome, probes and tips. With the launch of EXFO’s long-reaching and slim FIPT-400-MF Automated Multifiber Connector Inspection Tip, technicians will now be able to quickly inspect multifiber connectors in dual- and single-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.
In addition, technicians no longer need to carry other probes: EXFO’s MF-ready probe covers all single-fiber and multifiber inspection needs.
“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. “Service providers want simpler, faster and more reliable solutions to drive down operating expenses in a highly competitive and rapidly transforming industry. In other words, ‘good enough’ network testing just isn’t good enough anymore. It never was for EXFO, anyway.”
Compatible tips include multifiber push-on (MPO), MTP, QODC-12 and OptiTip® 1 MT connectors.
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.
For more information about the Automated Multifiber Connector Inspection Tip and EXFO’s MPO testing solutions, visit EXFO.com/MPO.
1 MTP is a registered trademark of US Conec Ltd
2 OptiTip is a registered trademark of Corning Cable Systems