Product News: Test & Measuring Instruments

Network Test System supports wideband copper and DSL testing. .

Press Release Summary:

Jan 17, 2013 - Combining with FTB-1 platform's optical power meter, VFL, and fiber inspection probe, FTB-610 Wideband Copper Test Module and FTB-635 Wideband Copper and DSL Test Module create all-in-one FTTN/hybrid network troubleshooting platform. FTB-610 offers deep copper analysis, including SmartR™ test suite, which automatically runs all decisive copper tests and translates results into plain language. FTB-635 adds ADSL2+/VDSL2 test capabilities, including full vectoring and bonding support.

Original Press Release

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

Press release date: Jan 15, 2013

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

QUEBEC CITY, - 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  troubleshooting.

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

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