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

Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:00am EST

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

QUEBEC CITY,  Jan. 15, 2013  /PRNewswire/ - 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

The FTB-610 module offers deep copper analysis, including the innovative
 SmartR 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 √Čtienne
 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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