Exfo has unveiled its FTB-8830NGE Power Blazer module, the newest addition to its multiservice testers. The FTB-8830NGE Power Blazer is a test tool for next-generation converged networks, providing test services for Ethernet, SONET/SDH, OTN, Fibre Channel as well as packet synchronisation (SyncE/1588 PTP) services..
From legacy circuits (SONET/SDH) to OTN circuits, the Power Blazer is fully stocked to execute turn-up, validation and troubleshooting tasks, says Exfo. As for packet-based ethernet services, the Power Blazer's dual test-set topology enables quick and accurate asymmetrical service level agreement (SLA) validation.
These capabilities combined with the EtherSAM (Y.1564) and SyncE/1588PTP test suites make it suitable for ensuring peak network performance. The Power Blazer also addresses the needs for the turn-up and validation of fibre channel circuits at all rates (1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 10x and 16x.)
Furthermore, with two built-in 10G ports the FTB-8830NGE offers high port density. When housed in the new FTB-2 Pro compact platform, the number of 10G ports can be expanded up to four simultaneous tests per compact platform, maximizing the field-team's capabilities and efficiency.