EXFO Introduces Fully Featured Optical Spectrum Analyzer for Lab and Manufacturing Environments
New IQS-5240S/B-P OSA brings all the proven hardware and software
features of the industry-leading FTB-5240S/B-P to lab researchers and
network equipment manufacturers
QUEBEC CITY, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX:
EXF) announced today the addition of the IQS-5240S/B-P Optical Spectrum
Analyzer test module to its Windows-based IQS-600 platform, the only
modular system providing optical, transport and datacom testing in a
Today’s complex systems and networks rely on new technologies such as
reconfigurable add-drop multiplexers (ROADM) and transmit at speeds
reaching 40G and 100G. In such a challenging technological context,
getting reliable in-band OSNR values is critical. This is why the
IQS-5240S/B-P OSA features EXFO’s unique OSNR measurement approach,
which enables lab researchers and technicians to achieve accurate
in-band OSNR measurements of a ROADM or 40 Gbit/s system.
To meet lab and manufacturing testing needs, the IQS-5240S/B-P also
offers the flexibility to analyze WDMs and EDFAs, to measure drift and
spectral transmittance, and to easily control DFB lasers from a remote
location via Ethernet or GPIB using provided SCPI commands. In
addition, the IQS-5240S/B-P delivers fast, accurate scans and speeds up
testing without compromising on dynamic range or resolution bandwidth.
In fact, EXFO’s IQS-5240S/B-P OSAs can complete a scan and display the
results in less than one second, making it the perfect solution to
accelerate testing time and increase efficiency.
“EXFO has been providing its customers with advanced optical spectrum
analysis expertise for many years. Now, with the introduction of the
IQS-5240S/B-P on the IQS-600 platform, we can leverage industry-leading
OSA technology and deliver a reliable, proven test solution to lab
researchers and manufacturers,” said Ãƒ“°tienne Gagnon, EXFO’s
Vice-President of Product Management and Marketing. “What’s more, when
combined with transport and datacom test modules–such as the IQS-8140
Transport Blazer and IQS-8130NGE Power Blazer–inside the IQS-600
platform, customers get the perfect transceiver and system testing
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, and various optical technologies (accounting for an
estimated 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market). EXFO has a
staff of approximately 1800 people in 25 countries, supporting more
than 2000 telecom customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com.
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