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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 says the new portfolio caters to the growing and evolving commercial services needs of operators worldwide, with new configurations to suit every application. Furthermore, the iOLM application has now enhanced with tailor-made acquisitions called Optimodes to address specific customer needs and custom requests.

Hosted in the popular MaxTester tablet-inspired instrument as well as in the ever-evolving FTB-1V2and FTB-2 platforms, this new OTDR portfolio provides powerful, fast and efficient solutions for everyday OTDR testing. With a complete Windows 8 OS that enables third-party integrated applications for communications, remote assistance, file storage and connectivity, technicians are able to deploy faster and better fibre-optic networks.

"With the introduction of the C-Series, EXFO's seventh generation of OTDRs, we bring unprecedented optical performances that increase the quality of the results you expect from your favourite OTDR," explained Stéphane Chabot, vice-president, physical layer test division at EXFO. "Combined with the power of the new FTB Pro platforms and the latest innovations to the iOLM, we are delivering the best mix of intelligence, performance and automation in a completely recharged OTDR portfolio. EXFO keeps raising the traditional OTDR standards to the highest level ever seen in the market."

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