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Benchtop Optical Variable Attenuator has multiport design.

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March 14, 2014 - Able to be remotely controlled via USB or Ethernet, FVA-3800 enables BER testing and system verification in laboratory or manufacturing environments. System has front panel control and integrated power meter, houses up to 4 attenuators, and handles range of applications, including system loss emulation, coherent transmission, as well as transceiver design and testing. Density, settling time, and reliability promote flexible use and enable product to satisfy research requirements.

EXFO Inc.

400 Godin Avenue, (Quebec) , Quebec, G1M 2K2, Canada

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EXFO Launches FVA-3800 Multiport Benchtop Optical Variable Attenuator

Press release date: March 6, 2014

QUEBEC CITY – EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) announced today the arrival of the FVA-3800 Multiport Benchtop Optical Variable Attenuator. The FVA-3800 is the most compact solution on the market allowing customers with tight space requirements to get a no-compromise solution. It is the ideal solution for bit error rate (BER) testing and system verification in labs or demanding manufacturing environments.

With the steady growth of 10G deployments and the appearance of 100G and soon 400G transmission systems, test instruments must perform a wider variety of requirements than ever before. This is why we designed the FVA-3800 Multiport Benchtop Optical Variable Attenuator to handle a broad range of applications including system loss emulation, coherent transmission as well as transceiver design and testing. It offers utmost flexibility and thanks to its high density, fast settling time and incredible reliability, it will satisfy the most stringent research requirements.

The FVA-3800 houses up to 4 attenuators in a single unit and includes an integrated power meter for accurate output power control. Moreover, the polarization maintaining option eliminates the need for an external polarization controller for applications like coherent transmitter and receiver design.

The FVA-3800 is equipped with an easy-to-use front panel control, it can be remotely controlled via USB or Ethernet and it is compatible with EXFO's Test Instrument Manager application (a.k.a. TIM), which is also compatible with the FLS and IQS-2800 ITLA tunable light sources.

The FVA-3800 is available now. Come see us at Booth # 1323 at OFC 2014 for a demo.

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, xDSL and various optical technologies accounting for more than 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market. EXFO has a staff of approximately 1600 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000 customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com and follow us on the EXFO Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube.

CONTACT: 
Marie-Anne Grondin
Corporate Communications
(418) 683-0913, Ext. 23417
marie-anne.grondin@EXFO.com

Vance Oliver
Director, Investor
Relations (418) 683-0913, Ext. 23733
vance.oliver@EXFO.com

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