Network Test Platform assesses VoIP and IMS capability.

Press Release Summary:

When used together, QualityAssurer QA-604 and Signaling Centric Module Gigabit Ethernet (SCM-GbE) Interface module provide entry-level point test solution for VoIP and Internet protocol multimedia subsystem (IMS) applications. This 2U solution scales to support more than 2-million subscribers. Products may also be combined with hssFlex and sipFlex software test suites, which were designed with built-in test functionality.

Original Press Release:

EXFO Releases Powerful Yet Affordable VoIP and IMS Test Solution

New test platform and gigabit Ethernet test module compatible with renowned EXFO sipFlex and hssFlex software test suites

QUEBEC CITY, April 24 -- EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. (NASDAQ:EXFO)(NASDAQ:TSX:)(NASDAQ:EXF) announced today the release of the QualityAssurer QA-604 Next-Generation Network Test Platform and the high-performance Signaling Centric Module Gigabit Ethernet (SCM-GbE) Interface. When used together, these two products are providing a unique entry-level point test solution for voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) and Internet protocol multimedia subsystem (IMS) applications.

Without compromising on performance and capability, this small-footprint 2U platform solution offers pay-as-you-grow scalability and can be expanded to support more than two million subscribers. The new QualityAssurer QA-604 complements EXFO's high-end InterWatch R14 platform - which has established itself as a tool of choice to test IMS and VoIP - and supports the same test functions and features as the InterWatch R14, but in a smaller form factor.

The QualityAssurer QA-604 platform and the SCM-GbE module can be combined with EXFO's intuitive hssFlex and sipFlex software test suites, which were designed with built-in test functionality, providing a comprehensive IMS test bed. This complete solution, delivering unrivalled ease of use, enables network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) and network service providers (NSPs) to perform comprehensive device and end-to-end VoIP and IMS testing using a single platform.

"With this entry-level, yet powerful VoIP and IMS test solution, customers can now leverage the strength of a premium test platform, without having to bear the full cost of a high-end unit," said Etienne Gagnon, EXFO's Vice-President of Product Management and Marketing. "This new QualityAssurer QA-604 platform allows a wide variety of customers - from the NSP lab with small scale requirements to the high-capacity carrier-class NEM R&D lab segment - to perform VoIP and IMS stress and emulation testing at a great price/feature ratio."

For further information about the QualityAssurer QA-604 platform and the SCM-GbE module, please visit

About EXFO

EXFO is a leading provider of test and service assurance solutions for network service providers and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry. The Telecom Division offers a wide range of innovative solutions extending across the full technology lifecycle - from design to technology deployment and onto service assurance - and covering all layers on a network infrastructure to enable triple-play services and next-generation, converged IP networking. The Life Sciences and Industrial Division offers solutions in medical device and opto-electronics assembly, fluorescence microscopy and other life science sectors. For more information, visit

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