EXFO Extends the Revolutionary iOLM Technology to Its Market-Leading FTB Series OTDR Modules
Available on the FTB-7300 and FTB-7400 OTDRs, this software application
now enables expert-level fiber characterization in metro, CWDM and
QUEBEC CITY, QC, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO)
(TSX: EXF) announced today the addition of the revolutionary iOLM
technology to its market-leading FTB series OTDR modules. Originally
developed for the challenging FTTH/PON fiber test environment, 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. Having the groundbreaking iOLM on
their OTDRs will enable network operators to eliminate complex OTDR
trace interpretation and human errors from their network testing
Using an automated multipulse acquisition approach and advanced
algorithms, the iOLM is an OTDR-based software application that
delivers detailed information on every element on the link, in a single
button operation, providing maximum intelligence and simplicity for
expert-level link characterization. Powered by Link-Aware(TM) technology,
the EXFO proprietary iOLM self-manages the setting of all test parameters, requiring virtually no
training for technicians of any skill level.
Now offered on the FTB-7300 and FTB-7400 OTDRs, the iOLM application can
be combined with various advanced test functionalities–CD, PMD,
WDM-Aware, EtherSAM, SONET/SDH, Ethernet, etc.–inside EXFO’s FTB
Ecosystem platforms, including the popular FTB-200 Compact Platform.
Since its first release about a year ago, EXFO’s iOLM has been
extremely well-received by the market, as it is already being used in
60 countries around the world and currently undergoing numerous field
trials with major operators. EXFO intends to develop additional
targeted features for the iOLM to address the needs of even more
customers in multiple applications.
“With over 25 000 FTB-7000 series OTDRs in the field and a market share
of more than 49%, EXFO is the household name in OTDRs. The iOLM
adoption rate by our customers has been impressive as they quickly see
the benefits of significantly stepping up their operational efficiency
at all levels of their business,” said Ã‰tienne Gagnon, Vice-President
of EXFO’s Test and Measurement Division and Corporate Marketing. “With
a fully automated, self-setting approach and simple pass/fail results
displayed in a straightforward link view, the iOLM application is a
clear game-changer for network operators.”
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, VDSL2, ADSL2+ 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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