Published on April 1, 2014
QUEBEC CITY, CANADA, April 1, 2014 — EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced today the launch of the FTB-2 Pro Compact Platform, the industry’s smallest platform for high speed, multi-technology and optical testing. This is the next generation in the FTB line of portable test platforms and the newest and most advanced member of the EXFO platform family.
The FTB-2 Pro delivers the most compact solution for high speed and multiservice testing as well as the power to handle the rigors of the field. The platform boasts a 10” high-resolution widescreen display and abundant connectivity via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet and multiple USB ports, making it accessible in any testing environment. By leveraging the latest Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro operating system, the FTB-2 Pro offers the unique ability to run many third-party applications.
The FTB-2 Pro supports up to two 1-slot modules simultaneously such as a combination of Ethernet and OTDR modules. It also supports spectral and multi-layer testing; the platform has the necessary power for high speed, high performance testing. It delivers all the tools needed for maximum efficiency in field testing, all on the most compact multi-technology form factor for high speed deployments on the market today.
Products supported on the new FTB-2 Pro platform include:
Like all EXFO’s platforms, the FTB-2 Pro is compatible with EXFO Connect, a cloud-hosted solution which allows network operators to optimize field test workflow and tackle major operational barriers with automated asset management and test data management
“Today’s high speed networks demand testing solutions that are flexible, scalable and powerful enough to handle mass high speed link deployments. The FTB-2 Pro highlights EXFO’s unwavering commitment to delivering powerful, intelligent platforms that address the challenges facing operators today,” said Etienne Gagnon EXFO’s Vice-President—Physical Layer and Wireless Division. “The FTB-2 Pro delivers the processing power, speed, ruggedness and modularity of a high-end platform in a compact form factor. This new member of the FTB ecosystem allows field technicians to have access to the tools they need and sets a new standard in high performance platforms.”
Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is among the leading providers of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireline and wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry. The company offers innovative solutions for the development, installation, management and maintenance of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks—from the core to the edge. Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet, OTN, FTTx, xDSL and various optical technologies accounting for more than 35% of the 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.