EXFO, Inc.


EXFO introduces LTK-1 benchtop power meter

EXFO has launched the LTK-1, which combines the FTB-1750 power meter module in the new LTB-1 platform. Together, the kit delivers a low-cost, high-performance benchtop power meter aimed at lab and production environments.  

The FTB-1750 optical power meter delivers high-performance power measurements. The patented design of the FTB-1750 saves time, cuts costs and significantly enhances measurement throughput, the company claims. Its 85dB range and fast stabilisation time allow engineers and technicians to simultaneously measure high and low signals on up to four channels.


EXFO launches TestFlow cloud-based test automation

EXFO has launched TestFlow, its new process automation and compliance application that helps mobile network operators to streamline and automate complex testing procedures during the construction and service turn-up phases of fibre-based mobile networks, including centralised radio access network (C-RAN), fibre-to-the-antenna (FTTA), distributed antenna system (DAS) and small cell deployments.


EXFO revamps entire OTDR and iOLM product range

EXFO has overhauled its entire range of optical time-domain reflectometers (OTDR) for characterising fibre-optic cables. With 42 new and completely redesigned models, EXFO’s new C-series OTDRs offer improved specifications and extended performances to any networks, the company claims.

Now available on practically the entire product range, EXFO's Intelligent Optical Link Mapper (iOLM) application provides automated fault finding as well as accuracy and repeatability in fibre characterisation.


EXFO releases high-resolution tunable DWDM OTDR

EXFO has released the FTBx-740C-DWC, a high-resolution tunable optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR) designed to expedite troubleshooting of Metro Ethernet connections typically used by business-grade services such as fibre-to-the-premises or cellular backhaul.

This DWDM OTDR complements EXFO’s coarse wavelength-division multiplexing (CWDM) OTDR and Ethernet test modules to provide a comprehensive and powerful kit for field technicians when installing or troubleshooting Metro Ethernet links.


EXFO releases MaxTester 940 fiber certifier OLTS

The latest addition to EXFO’s portfolio of test equipment is the MaxTester 940 Fiber Certifier optical loss test system (OLTS). The new test tool is designed to help installation contractors, network engineers and IT maintenance technicians achieve faster, more accurate system acceptance of data centre and enterprise network structured cabling.

The new EXFO certifier carries out certification of fibre-optic links against international industry standards quickly and accurately, and has an advanced suite of user-assistance features. 


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