Advisor, CTO Office
Mr. Audet joined the CTO Office in January 2013, where his contribution is instrumental in analyzing market dynamics and implementing corresponding technical strategies for the wireline product portfolio, both for fiber and copper plants. He is also a member and EXFO’s representative in the Broadband Forum (BBF), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the HetNet Forum.
Mr. Audet joined EXFO in 2000 as a Product Line Manager for the Dispersion Analyzer product line. Becoming a Senior PLM a few years later, he added the Optical Spectrum Analyzer product line to his mandate. In 2011, Mr. Audet became System Group Manager, leading a team of PLMs, covering the above-mentioned product lines as well as the entire NEMs and manufacturing product line.
Mr. Audet has also authored or co-authored numerous application notes, magazine articles and technology reference guides. He holds a university degree in physics engineering from Université Laval, Québec, Canada.
Small form-factor pluggable transceivers (SFP’s) are increasingly common in multiple areas of the telecom environment within fiber-based architectures using Rx/Tx systems such as in data centers or fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA). Inspecting and cleaning these connectors creates a whole new set of challenges for technicians to tackle. In this short video, Francis Audet will explain in lay terms: what is an SFP connector, why it represents a challenge to inspect, and more importantly what you should know about how to inspect one.