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EXFO Adds Wideband Copper and DSL Testing Capabilities to the Powerful FTB-1 Handheld Platform

January 15, 2013

The new FTB-610 and FTB-635 test modules eliminate the complexity of
testing and troubleshooting triple-play and broadband ADSL2+/VDSL2

QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX:
EXF) announced today the launch of the FTB-610 Wideband Copper Test
Module and FTB-635 Wideband Copper and DSL Test Module. Housed in the
FTB-1 platform, these new additions to EXFO’s FTB Ecosystem of modular,
field-testing solutions bring its market-leading business benefits and
savings to DSL, FTTN and hybrid network circuits and services.

The FTB-610 and FTB-635 test modules combine with the platform’s
built-in optical power meter, VFL and fiber inspection probe to create
a true all-in-one, all-at-once FTTN/hybrid network troubleshooting
platform. Their feature sets are aligned with FTTN and VDSL2
requirements, and packed with not only traditional copper tests, but
also advanced wideband, noise and fault location tests (e.g., TDR and
RFL). The addition of copper and DSL test functionalities to the FTB-1,
which also supports high-speed Ethernet, OTDR and iOLM testing, makes
it the industry’s most comprehensive test tool for deeper network

The FTB-610 module offers deep copper analysis, including the innovative
SmartR(TM) test suite, which automatically runs all the decisive copper
tests and translates the results into plain language and graphical
results to speed up interpretation and troubleshooting of twisted-pair
faults. The FTB-635 adds the latest ADSL2+/VDSL2 test capabilities,
including full vectoring and bonding support. Using the platform’s
EXpert IP and EXpert IPTV on-board test suites, the FTB-635 can
troubleshoot IPTV and video from either the DSL or Ethernet interfaces,
including live video preview, anywhere on the circuit.

“With their comprehensive set of fast and intuitive test capabilities,
the new FTB-610 and FTB-635 minimize training requirements, increase
first-time-right results, and reduce repeats, making them the ultimate
time and budget saver for FTTN/FTTx troubleshooting,” said Étienne
Gagnon, Vice-President of EXFO’s Test and Measurement Division. “The
powerful, yet compact FTB-1 test platform exemplifies our commitment to
helping operators reduce costs and increase operational efficiency at
all stages of the network lifecycle.”

Visit our website for more on the FTB-610 Wideband Copper Test Module and FTB-635 Wideband Copper and DSL Test Module.

About EXFO
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 more than 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market). EXFO has a
staff of approximately 1700 people in 25 countries, supporting more
than 2000 telecom customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com.


Source: PR Newswire