PRODUCT

FTB-2 Pro

EXFO has announced the launch of the FTB-2 Pro compact platform for high speed, multi-technology and optical testing.

The FTB-2 Pro delivers a compact solution for high-speed and multiservice testing. The platform uses a 10" high-resolution widescreen display and connectivity via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, gigabit Ethernet and multiple USB ports, making it accessible in any testing environment. Running the latest Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro operating system, the FTB-2 Pro offers the unique ability to run many third-party applications.

The FTB-2 Pro supports up to two one-slot modules simultaneously such as a combination of Ethernet and OTDR modules. It also supports spectral and multi-layer testing; the platform has the necessary power for high-speed, high-performance testing. It delivers all the tools needed for maximum efficiency in field testing, all on the most compact multi-technology form factor for high speed deployments on the market today.

Like all EXFO's platforms, the FTB-2 Pro is compatible with EXFO Connect, a cloud-hosted solution which allows network operators to optimise field test workflow and tackle major operational barriers with automated asset management and test data.

Company: 
Feature

Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance

Analysis and opinion
Analysis and opinion
Feature

Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G

Feature

Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang