April 29, 2012

EXFO Introduces 40G/100G-Ready High-Power Source for Use with the FTB-5500B PMD Analyzer


EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) has announced the introduction of the FTB-2200 Broadband Source, a 40G/100G-ready high-power PMD source module. Used in conjunction with the FTB-5500B generalized interferometric PMD analyzer, the FTB-2200 enables the fastest and most accurate field-based PMD measurements currently on the market.

With increasing data speeds, measuring low values of polarization mode dispersion (PMD) is more crucial than ever. It has been known for a long time that PMD is a significant obstacle in both legacy and newly deployed networks. High-speed fiber networks, including long-haul and submarine routes, require tighter margins and more accurate measurement of PMD, which is what the battery-operated, high-power FTB-2200 Broadband Source offers when used with the market-leading FTB-5500B PMD Analyzer.

Equipped with a built-in polarization scrambler, EXFO’s FTB-2200 combines with the FTB-5500B to ensure that all legacy and newly designed networks will achieve optimal performance, regardless of transmission speed. Designed for the FTB-200 Compact Platform, this latest EXFO innovation provides customers with additional tools to meet the demand for stable and resilient network performance.

Visit their website for more information about the FTB-2200 Broadband Source and FTB-5500B PMD Analyzer.

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 VDSL2, ADSL2+, 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet, OTN, FTTx, and various optical technologies (accounting for an estimated 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market). EXFO has a staff of approximately 1800 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000 telecom customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com.