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06 Jun 2019


EXFO launches new category of fiber testing solutions
EXFO the communications industry’s test, monitoring and analytics experts, launched Optical Xplorer™, the first optical fiber multimeter (OFM). Optical Xplorer makes fiber testing simple for all frontline technicians, beginner or expert—radically speeding up the process while empowering them to do more on site. The device verifies optical links in seconds and if faults are suspected, it finds and identifies them automatically
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08 Feb 2019


Download a two-hour 4K video in 0.8 seconds?
EXFO, C Spire and Nokia Bell Labs bring ultra-high-speed network expertise to a groundbreaking demo exploring the viability of terabit-speed research networks. What if you could download a two-hour 4K video in 0.8 seconds? Or the entire content of an academic research library in two?
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19 Oct 2018


EXFO'EXFO Reinvents Multifiber Testing
EXFO the communications industry’s test, monitoring and analytics experts, announced the first automated solution that combines testing of polarity, continuity and connector cleanliness—the critical tests needed to validate multifiber push-on (MPO/MTP®) links—into a single solution that delivers an optimal combination of fit, cost and reporting capabilities.
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06 Dec 2017


EXFO's "PON-aware" power meter a first for telecom and FTTx industry
The release of the industry's first PON-aware™ passive optical network (PON) power meter for testing next-generation and legacy PON technologies was recently announced. EXFO’s PPM-350D PON Power Meter automatically detects and adapts test parameters for the PON technology in use at the customer premises.
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06 Dec 2017


EXFO unveils an open platform that is scalable for a worry-free deployment of residential and business services
EXFO the network test, monitoring and analytics experts, unveiled the EX1, the first pocket-sized solution enabling technicians to measure subscribers' real-life throughput—up to full line rate Gigabit Ethernet—using the same method they do: Speedtest® by Ookla®.
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06 Dec 2017


EXFO’s Breakthrough module includes robust in-service OSNR measurements up to 400G
First optical spectrum analyser to cover all testing applications. The FTBx-5255 Optical Spectrum Analyzer (OSA) was released for field applications to meet the live network testing needs of telecom service providers, internet content providers and network equipment manufacturers all under pressure to deliver flawless services to a high-speed, data-hungry market.
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02 Feb 2017


3rd Generation All-In-One Tier 1 And Tier 2 Fiber Certifier
EXFO revolutionized OLTS testing with the original FOT-922. The 3rd generation FTBx-940/945, is just another example of EXFO’s commitment in streamlining fibre certification and testing. The optical loss test set (OLTS) optimized for fibre certification in data centres and Enterprise networks.
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02 Feb 2017


Speedtest™ Powered Handheld Broadband Testing Device
Less than a year after introducing MaxTester 635G, the world's first handheld G.fast test set, EXFO announced another industry first: the MaxTester 635G is now the only Speedtest™ Powered broadband test device . The new software enables operators rolling out FTTx broadband in the residential services market to make sure subscribers get the throughput (upload and download speeds) they expect, based on results obtained directly from the testing devices used by technicians in the field.
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02 Feb 2017


Testing High Counts Optical Short Links In Data Centers
EXFO’s new unique feature, Fast Short Link, allows users to characterise high counts of short optical fibre links five times faster than what is currently available on standard OTDR’s. Fast Short Link provides link characterisation including accurate link loss, length and high-level link mapping, all under 10 seconds per fibre.
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21 Oct 2016


Sumitomo Electric Releases New FTTX Fusion splicer T-400S
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. has launched the new active V-groove fusion splicer, T-400S, that is suitable for FTTx network installation. One of the key features of the T-400S is the Super-Wide concept, which provides an extended adjustment range of fiber position in the X and Y axes compared to conventional splicers.
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21 Oct 2016


Industry’s most powerful RF interference analysis solution over CPRI - OpticalRF™
EXFO’s OpticalRF™ empowers mobile operators to reduce maintenance costs and optimize network reliability and service quality at fiber-based cell sites. EXFO a leading provider of test orchestration and 3D analytics solutions, today announced the launch of the OpticalRF™ application for its compact, lightweight and powerful FTB-1 Pro test platform.
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28 Jan 2016


New EXFO QUAD OTDR for Data Centre, Enterprise & FTTH/PON Testing
EXFO’s New MAX-720C-QUAD OTDR/iOLM, a solution that addresses the need for user-friendly and accurate fiber troubleshooting tool for Data Centre & Campus Network technicians.
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22 Jan 2016


VeEX® Adds New MTTplus Modular Test Platform to its Solutions Portfolio
Building on the legacy of the legendary SunSet MTT family, the MTTplus modular and highly portable test platform provides a compact, powerful and cost-effective test toolkit for today's wide range of evolving test needs.
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29 Sep 2015


New EXFO (Tier 1) Fiber Certifier
EXFO announced today the addition of the MaxTester 940 Fiber Certifier OLTS to its solution portfolio for data centers and enterprise markets. The MaxTester 940 iCert Fiber Certifier OLTS from EXFO is the newest addition to EXFO’s portfolio of data center and enterprise fiber-optic testers.
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05 May 2015


Sumitomo Electric launches the Type-71C+ Wireless LAN enabled direct core monitoring fusion splicer
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. announces the release of the TYPE-71C+ (hereinafter referred to as T-71C+), Sumitomo Electric’s innovative Wireless LAN enabled direct core monitoring fusion splicer and their SumiCloud™ Splicer Connectivity Application.
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26 Mar 2015


EXFO Releases First Fully Automated Wireless Fiber Inspection Solution for Smart Devices
EXFO has added Wi-Fi connectivity to its unique, fully automated test process, along with the flexibility and ease-of-use of Android™ smart devices, it is removing the last roadblocks in making connector certification accessible to anyone, anywhere.
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19 Feb 2015


EXFO Mobile Agent Turns Smartphones into Real-Time QoE Probes
EXFO unveiled the EXFO Mobile Agent (EMA) application, which turns any smart device into an active probe offering a series of mobile service tests. The EMA is complemented by EXFO’s new Mobile Service-Experience-Management (SEM) Dashboard.

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10 Feb 2015


EXFO Delivers Enhanced CPRI Testing Capabilities Simplifying Fiber-to-the-Antenna (FTTA) and Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Deployments
EXFO announced the evolution of the all-in-one Ethernet/optical FTB-700G Series and FTB-800 NetBlazer Series to provide an enhanced common public radio interface (CPRI) protocol testing solution.
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4 Des 2014


EXFO Releases Intelligent and Automated Optical Cable Certifier for Data Centers
EXFO released iCERT on its OTDR-based software. EXFO’s iOLM now features iCERT, an accurate and error-free fiber certification tool meeting the latest industry standards (including TIA and ISO).

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18 Sep 2014


EXFO Releases New Version of TravelHawk Pro with Unmatched 30 Gbit/s Data Rate
EXFO announced the release of a brand-new version of TravelHawk Pro, the world-leading portable live LTE troubleshooting tool. The revamped TravelHawk Pro can now capture up to 30 Gbit/s data without dropping any packets.

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3 April 2014


EXFO Introduces Next-Gen 10G Multiservice Tester
The new FTB-8830NGE Power Blazer offers a comprehensive test suite for the turn-up, circuit validation and troubleshooting of converged networks.
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27 Jan 2014


EXFO Releases the First Autofocus Fiber Inspection Probe designed for Field Testing
By integrating into its FIP-430B inspection solution, EXFO is making the test sequence 100% automated, turning fiber connector inspection into a quick and simple one-step process.
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23 Jan 2014


EXFO Launches First Pol-Mux Optical Spectrum Analyzer
EXFO announced the addition of the first coherent Pol-Mux 40G/100G optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) testing capabilities, called WDM-Aware Pol-Mux, to its FTB/IQS 5240-P and FTB/IQS-5240BP Optical Spectrum Analyzers (OSA's).
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12 Des 2013


Multimode Test Capabilities enable on iOLM
EXFO announced the addition of multimode test capabilities to its unique fiber characterization tool, the iOLM, making it the ideal troubleshooting tool for fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) and data center networks.

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5 Des 2013


EXFO Enables CFP2 Capabilities on its High-Speed Transport Modules
EXFO's new patent-pending CFP-to-CFP2 adapter boosts customers ROI and delivers significant operational savings by enabling CFP2 testing capabilities on its existing CFP-based modules.

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19 Nov 2013


EXFO Takes 100G Multiservice Field Testing to the Next Level
EXFO announced the extension of its FTB/IQS-88100NGE Power Blazer offering to cover 10M-to-10G interfaces, and rates including Ethernet, SONET/SDH and OTN.
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17 Oct 2013


EXFO Launches a New Automated and Intelligent Fiber Inspection Probe
The EXFO FIP-400B is a next-generation inspection probe providing crisp, digital images of optical connectors at three levels of magnification.

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30 Sep 2013

 


EXFO Launches New Tablet-Inspired, Automated and Intelligent Handheld OTDR Line
The Maxtester 700B OTDR series simplifies and speeds up daily test routines, helping service providers and contractors build faster, more reliable fiber networks. 
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29 Aug 2013


Beyond 100G - EXFO Launches the first 400G
EXFO announced today the introduction of the IQS-610P-HS-400G solution. This high-speed testing offer builds on EXFO's new IQS-88100G Power Blazer module and is the industry's only integrated 400G testing solution.

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2 July 2013


EXFO Extends its High-Speed Power Blazer Multiservice Offering
This new release introduces 40GE/100GE multistream traffic generation and montoring, OTU4 and serial 40G/43G BER testing capabilities; providing service providers the means to overcome their 40G/100G testing challenges and significantly accelerate field deployments.
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18 Feb 2013


Bidirectional Testing to iOLM Fiber Characterization Technology
EXFO announced the addition of bidirectional testing capabilities to its innovative intelligent Optical Link Mapper (iOLM) fiber characterization technology. This unique testing functionality simpliefies the complex, time-consuming bidirectional measurements required for a true splice-loss assessment.

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14 Feb 2013


100GE Module (10M - 100G in the palm of your hands)
EXFO Launches Revolutionary Test Module for 100G Field Deployment. FTB-88100NGE Power Blazer is the industries smallest field-testing solution supporting 10M-to-100G rates in a single module covering a wide range of technologies.
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11 Oct 2012


EXFO Launches a New Probe for Assurance of Transport Services and Customer QoE
EXFO announced the launch of the BV-110, a next-generation hardware probe designed for validating transport service-level agreements at customer premises and cell sites while measuring end-user quality of experience (QoE) for data, voice, video and mobile services.
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10 Oct 2012

 


Broadband Technology Report Awards 4 Diamonds to EXFO's Unique intelligent Optical link Mapper (iOLM)
Building on EXFO's market-leading OTDR expertise, the iOLM simplifies both the field-testing and management processes, leading to significant OPEX reductions for operators.
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19 Sep 2012


EXFO Adds Unprecendented Multiservice Testing Features to Meet New Market Requirements
The Netblazer series, the most innovative and comprehensive tool of its category, further extends its leadership with new CPRI/OBSAI and OTN test functionalities.
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21 Jun 2012

EXFO Extends the Revolutionary iOLM Technology to Its Market-Leading FTB Series OTDR Modules
iOLM Technology now extends its realm of fiber/cable testing applications to more common architectures, such as access, point-to-point, FTTA/DAS, metro, CWDM and long-haul networks.
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26 Mar 2012


EXFO Introduces 40G/100G-Ready High Power source for Use with the FTB-5500B PMD Analyzer
EXFO announced the introduction of the FTB-2200 Broadband Source, a 40G/100G-ready high-power PMD source module. The FTB-2200 enables the fastest and most accurate field-based PMD measurements currently on the market.
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14 Feb 2012


EXFO Extends OTDR-Based iOLM Technology to Access and LAN/WAN Networks and Data Centers
EXFO announced the integration of its proprietary iOLM technology to the FTB-720 LAN/WAN Access test module. Thanks to the added features, the new FTB-720 iOLM speeds up and simplifies optical fiber assessment within access and LAN/WAN networks, as well as data centers.
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12 Jan 2012


EXFO Redefines WDM Testing and Network Optimazation with WDM-Aware Technology
EXFO announced the addition of WDM-Aware testing capabilities to its FTB-5240S/B-P Optical Spectrum Analyzers, together with additional industry-leading features such as referencing, on-graph peak detection level and SCPI commands.
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7 Dec 2011


Sunrise Telecom Adds OTDR and Fiber Inspection Capabilities to RxT Mobile Backhaul and Business Service Test Solutionp
Sunrise Telecom announced the addition of the RxT-4000 Fiber Optics Toolkit (FOT) and the Fiber Scope inspection to the company's award winning RxT Smart Productivity Test Platform.

1 Oct 2011


Sumitomo Electric Europe Ltd announces the release of the new T-71C Direct Core Alignment Fusion Splicer
Compact, lightweight, rugged and durable, touch screen operation with support via the Internet this model is based on the concept of "ultra-fast splicing in every environment".

30 Aug 2011

EXFO Introduces One-Way Delay Measurement to Its Comprehensive Portable Ethernet Backhual Testing Solutionp
This addition to EXFO's already unique and innovative (patent-pending) bidirectional testing functionalities further strenghtens its leadership in IP/Ethernet service validation.
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9 Jun 2011


EXFO Expands its FTB-1 Platform Capabilities with the Introduction of the Smallest and Lightest Multiservice Transport Modular
EXFO announced the launch of the latest innovations to its line of handheld field testers: the FTB-880 Netblazer Multiservice Tester. For testing all DSn/PDH, SONET/SDH and Ethernet packet-based services.

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17 Mar 2010


EXFO Extends Its Market-Leading OTN Test Capabilities to 100G Ethernet Testing
EXFO Inc. announced the addition of optical transport network (OTN) testing capabilities on its FTB/IQS-85100G Packet Blazer 100G/40G Ethernet Test Modules. These include OTU4 (111.81 Gbit/s) and OTU3 (43.018 Gbit/s) full-line-rate testing.

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12 Mar 2010


EXFO Announces Acquisition of Global Wireless Test Specialist NetHawk
EXFO acquires NetHawk, the second-largest provider of 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE protocol analyzers and simulators for wireless NEMs and network operators.This acquisition moves EXFO among top five suppliers in telecom test and service assurance and transforms the company into a global force in the wireless segment.

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6 Oct 2009


Sunrise Telecom's Fibre Channel Testing Portfolio Speeds and Simplifies Deployment and Verification of Business-Critical Storage Area Networks
Fibre Channel testing capability for the STT Metro Allows service providers to test up to four Fibre Channel ports simultaneously, speeding up the successful deployment of storage area networks (SANs).

9 Sep 2009


The Powerful AXS-200/855: Simplifying Multilayer Access Testing
The industry's first-all-in-one handheld solution for dual E1, DS3, ISDN PRI and Ethernet testing, the AXS-200/855 provides field technicans with unsurpassed, radically simple multilayer access testing in a lightweight, rugged unit optimized for fast, straightforward testing.

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29 May 2009


EXFO Launches the Industry's First Portable 100Gbit/s Ethernet Tester
The FTB-85100G Packet Blazer is the industry's first portable 100Gbit/s and 40Gbit/s Ethernet Tester in a single mode. Purposely built for applications demanding portability, ruggedness and ease of use, the FTB-85100G is the only 100G test solution that empowers multiple teams to effciently execute lab, trial and deployment testing.
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27 May 2009


Sunrise Telecom Debuts the UDSL-3 Play Module for the MTT Platform, the Ultimate Tool for DSL-Based Triple Play Services
When combined with the MTT Advanced Cable Maintenance (ACM II) chasis, the new UDSL-3 PLay module completes the ultimate tool for ADSL2 based triple play services, enabling telecom service providers to thoroughly verify the copper infrastructure and triple play IP services delivered over a Universal DSL access network. 

7 April 2009


EXFO's Distributed PMD Solution Selected by Tier-1 EMEA Network Operator
A Tier-1 network operator from the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region (South Africa) has selected EXFO's latest ground-breaking test solution, the FTB-5600 Distributed PMD Analyzer, to enable network upgrade to higher transmission rates.

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26 Jan 2009


EXFO Introduces New PON Power Meter
A new-and-improved passive optical network (PON) power meter that will set new standards for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) testing. Unique workflow management capabilities enable more efficient and faster FTTH deployments.

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13 Jan 2009


EXFO Launches Industry's First Distributed PMD Analyzer
Breakthrough method for PMD measurement as a function of the distance. New test method provides network operators with a deeper understanding of PMD when upgrading their optical networks to 10, 40 or even 100Gbit/s. Read more

22 May 2008


Sumitomo launches new member of T-39 splicer family
The T-39-LC is equipped with Universal Coating Clamps, which allow the T-39 to splice 250um primary coated fibre, 900um tight buffer secondary coated fibre and 900um loose buffer secondary coated fibre without any adjustments by the user and without changing the clamps.

22 April 2008


Sunrise Introduces Mobile X-Ray, an Integrated Monitoring and Analysis System for Mobile Data Service Deployment
Sunrise Telecom Incorporated announced Mobile X-Ray, a unique monitoring and analysis platform that significantly improves the Mobile Operator's ability to speed migration of Mobile Data Services over next-generation wireless networks.


14 April 2008


EXFO Expands Multi-Service Test Module with full Fibre Channel Suite
EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. announced today the addition of Fibre Channel support on the recently introduced FTB-8120NGE and FTB-8130NGE Power Blazer multi-service test modules. In addition to offering SONET/SDH/OTN, next-gen SONET/SDH and Ethernet testing capabilities up to 10/10.7 Gbit/s, the FTB-8120NGE and FTB-8130NGE modules now offer optional support for 1, 2, 4 and 10Gbit/s Fibre Channel rates.
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2 April 2008


EXFO to Acquire Brix Networks in All-Cash DealEXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire all the shares of Brix Networks, a global provider of open and extensible converged assurance solutions.
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26 Mar 2008


EXFO Acquires Navtel CommunicationsEXFO ELectro-Optical Engineering Inc. announced today that it has acquired all the shares of Navtel Communications Inc., a leading  provider of Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) test solutions for Network Equipment Manufacturers and Network Service Provider labs.
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6 Mar 2008


EXFO Receives Frost & Sullivan's 2008 Technology Innovation Award for Gigabit Ethernet Solutions
Once again establishing EXFO's expertise in telecom test and measurement solutions, this award specifically highlights EXFO's market-leading Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet test equipment.

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7 Nov 2007


Sunrise Telecom Handheld Test Set First to Support up to 4 Gigabit Fibre Channel Testing
The compact handheld SunSet MTT-30Z is an indispensable tool for deployment of high performance Storage Area Networks in Fibre Channel, ESCON and FICON.