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03.20.2017

EXFO's new platform enables all-in-one spectral & transport 100G testing solution

The FTB-4 Pro offers the industry's smallest form factor and delivers unprecedented power, flexibility and scalability for tests in high speed networks, data centers and R&D labs.

QUEBEC CITY, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF), the global network test, data and analytics experts, today announced the launch of the FTB-4 Pro platform, the industry's smallest platform for testing high speed and optical networks. The deployment of 100G in key markets calls for comprehensive test solutions which are specifically designed to thoroughly test 100G links effectively and efficiently.

The FTB-4 Pro is the latest addition to EXFO's test orchestration portfolio which transforms business as usual into smarter, scalable network testing that significantly increases operational efficiency and provides vital insights into field operations, network performance and service delivery.

The 4 slot modular FTB-4 Pro platform enables a unique combination for 100G commissioning, turn-up and troubleshooting which includes the FTBx-88200NGE 100G Multiservice tester (with iOptics transceiver validation software) and the FTB-5240S-P optical spectrum analyzer. There is no need to carry additional platforms or swap modules for unmatched transport and spectral testing on a single platform that no one in the industry can offer.

The versatile FTB-4 Pro platform supports a wide range of modules for field testing, data center interconnect, submarine testing, and lab applications for maximum flexibility and ROI across all phases of the service delivery chain: development, deployment, maintenance and troubleshooting. Module combinations on the FTB-4 Pro can also include iOLM/OTDRs, market leading OLTS for fiber characterization, dispersion solutions and other transport modules all with compatibility with EXFO's market leading fiber inspection probes.

"Today's high speed networks require testing solutions that are powerful enough to handle the massive rollout of high speed links," said Stephane Chabot, EXFO's Vice-President, Test and Measurement. "The FTB-4 Pro delivers the processing power of a high-end platform in the industry's smallest form factor for 100G commissioning, turn-up and troubleshooting. Its ability to support a wide range of modules makes it our most versatile platform. With the FTB-4 Pro, technicians are equipped to get the job done faster, easier and more efficiently."

The platform boasts a 10-inch high-resolution widescreen display and operates on the latest Microsoft Windows 10 OS with a QUAD core processor.  

The FTB-4 is also ready to support 400G testing.

Learn more about the FTB-4 Pro at EXFO's Booth #2725 at OFC, March 21-23 in Los Angeles, CA.

About EXFO
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.

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