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FTB portable test platforms

Introducing the foundation of EXFO’s FTB ecosystem—the FTB line of portable test platforms. Sharing a common Windows-based architecture, built-in and third-party software tools as well as multiple connectivity possibilities, each member brings its own specialty to frontline technicians, supertechs and network experts alike.



EXFO’s FTB platform family delivers unsurpassed operational efficiency through integrated applications, embedded testing tools, as well as with routines and flexible connectivity options that streamline inventory management, simplify field communications and extend in-the-field capabilities.

Do more by going FTB Pro

The Windows operating system allows for a wide choice of 3rd party applications and supports an extensive range of USB devices :

  • Start faster, multitask
  • Use any Office suite
  • Connect to printers, cameras, keyboards, mice, and more
  • Share your desktop (e.g. using TeamViewer)
  • Use an antivirus software
  • Communicate via email services and OTT apps
  • Record and automate actions
  • Share files via cloud-based storage

Multitasking where others can’t

Thanks to a Windows-based OS and strong processing power, you can run all your applications simultaneously on the FTB platforms—in real time :

  • EXFO ToolBox
  • Web browser
  • Remote connection service
  • Optical test application
  • Ethernet/transport test application
  • EXFO's EXpert Test Tools
  • PDF Reader

You can toggle between them and avoid wasting precious time reloading applications.

FTB-1v2/FTB-1 Pro test platforms

The FTB-1 version 2 is the result of EXFO’s time-proven expertise in portable platform design. Availabe in standard (FTB-1v2) or Pro (FTB-1 Pro) models, it's is the ideal solution for frontline network technicians involved in construction, commissioning and troubleshooting of infrastructures and services.

For advanced applications such as:

  • Fiber characterization
  • FTTH testing
  • Multiservice testing up to 10 Gbit/s (Pro version only)
  • Gigabit/10 Gigabit Ethernet configrations (Pro version only)
  • Wireless fronthaul and backhaul testing (Pro version only)

FTB-2 Pro test platform

High-speed is happening. Better be ready. EXFO combined the strengths of its compact and flexible FTB-2 Pro Platform with all its latest high-speed modules (FTB-88100NGE, OSA, etc.) to bring to market the smallest and most powerful high speed testing solution available today. Never before has so much power been put in such a small platform.

For advanced applications such as:

  • DWDM turn-up testing
  • Fiber characterization
  • Gigabit/10G/100G Ethernet configurations
  • Multiservice transport testing
  • ROADM commissioning

FTB-4 Pro test platform

The FTB-4 Pro delivers all the power of a high-end platform in a go-where-you-need, field-testing tool.

For advanced applications such as:

  • 100G testing applications
  • ROADM and PTN turn-up testing
  • Gigabit/10 Gigabit Ethernet configurations
  • ROADM commissioning
  • Multiservice testing
  • 10M-to-100G Ethernet testing
  • Fibre Channel
  • Fiber characterization and troubleshooting
  • FTTH testing
  • Pol-Mux spectral testing

FTB-500 test platform

The FTB-500 Platform delivers a whole new spectrum of network testing possibilities and a whole new testing paradigm: more advanced applications, faster setups, test cycles, wireless communication and reporting. 

For advanced applications such as:

Four-slot (QTR) platform

  • 100G Testing
  • ROADM and PTN turn-up testing
  • CWDM turn-up testing
  • Gibabit/10 gigabit Ethernet configurations
  • Multiservice transport testing

Eight-slot (OCT) platform

  • 100G + 100G Ethernet Testing
  • Distributed PMD analysis
  • Fiber characterization
  • ROADM/POTS and 40 Gbit/s testing
  • Gibabit/10 Gibabit Ethernet
  • Multiservice transport testing
  • 40G/100G packet transport testing

Your platforms are connected.

The value of connectivity resides in the ability to connect your platform anywhere at any time. That’s why we have equipped our platforms with the technology to be as flexible as possible. Whether to transfer data to the cloud, to a device or to acquire a platform’s location via SmartGPS, you have what it takes.