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Floating License Application enhances field testing efficiency.

Press Release Summary:

Oct 05, 2012 - FTB Anywhere™ is available for EXFO Connect, which lets operators leverage their investment of EXFO FTB platforms by automating software upgrades, distribution of test configurations, asset inventory, and reporting to ensure process compliance and test equipment operational uniformity. Delivery of advanced test applications lets network operators purchase certain number of cloud-hosted licenses that can be shared by their technicians at any time, regardless of where they are located.

Original Press Release

EXFO Pushes the Limits of Field-Testing Cost-Efficiency by Introducing Floating Test Licenses to Its FTB Ecosystem

Press release date: Oct 02, 2012

FTB Anywhere(TM) floating licenses enable technicians - wherever they are -  to share a pool of cloud-hosted test licenses, providing each user with  the required functionalities, without the major CAPEX impact of  upgrading each test unit

QUEBEC CITY - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) announced today the launch of FTB Anywhere(TM), a shared test license  capability for the award-winning FTB platform ecosystem. This unique,  innovative approach to delivering advanced test applications enables  network operators to purchase a certain number of cloud-hosted licenses  that can be shared by their technicians, whenever and wherever they are located.

FTB Anywhere is the latest application available for EXFO Connect, a  cloud-based solution designed around the specific needs of installation  and maintenance teams who are looking to significantly reduce the  operational costs of managing their test equipment, as well as to  maximize the value of their test results. The EXFO Connect solution  enables operators to leverage their investment of EXFO's FTB platforms  (FTB-1, FTB-200, FTB-500) by automating software upgrades, distribution  of test configurations, asset inventory and reporting to ensure process  compliance and that all platforms and configurations are up-to-date and  consistent throughout the entire test equipment pool.

With the introduction of FTB Anywhere, operators can now profitably  scale the test capabilities of their FTB ecosystem platforms in just  minutes, avoiding the time and expense of traditional factory-based  upgrades. This innovative approach provides operators with the  flexibility to purchase any number of cloud-hosted, floating test  licenses, which can be made available to any FTB platform on an at-need  basis when and where required.

Traditionally, test software licenses are dedicated to a specific test  device, and cannot be shared across other devices. As a result,  operators are forced to purchase test functionality that they may only  use occasionally. With the ability to quickly and efficiently activate  and deactivate FTB Anywhere floating test licenses on any FTB platform,  operators can now equip their technicians with the required  functionality at a fraction of the cost of upgrading their entire fleet  of test equipment. In addition, any floating test license can be easily  activated from the FTB platform itself, which maximizes the  productivity of field technicians and avoids costly delays by ensuring  they will always have the proper feature set to complete the job.

"By adding FTB Anywhere to the EXFO Connect solution, EXFO is showing  its commitment to expanding a unique solution that is fully dedicated  to helping carriers improve their operational efficiency as they deploy  and maintain their networks," said Étienne Gagnon, Vice-President of  EXFO's Test and Measurement Division. "The FTB Anywhere cloud-based,  shared-license approach is an industry first which brings unprecedented  automation and intelligence to the test and measurement process of our  customers' operations."

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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 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

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