May 4, 2012

EXFO Adds Software Functionalities to EXFO Connect to Speed Up Network Deployments



EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) announced the launch of new EXFO Connect functionalities that streamline network deployment workflow and procedures. EXFO Connect is a suite of cloud-based software applications designed to interoperate with EXFO’s large established base of smart test platforms, transforming independent instruments into productive solutions.

The added file sharing and distribution capabilities will benefit two groups of EXFO Connect users: first, team managers can now store content such as test configurations, trainings or internal procedures, and then distribute it to their remote teams via 3G or Wi-Fi; second, field technicians will benefit from content that will both reduce possible mistakes and significantly enhance their day-to-day efficiency.

These new EXFO Connect functionalities create a well-balanced synergy with the recently launched EXFO Apps portal, which is home to various productivity-boosting software applications or contents that can also be pushed automatically from EXFO Connect—notably the brand-new “How-To” video capsules, short trainings that are accessible for viewing directly on the FTB Platforms.

“The release of these new EXFO Connect functionalities is in keeping with EXFO’s commitment to constantly improve field-testing methods and procedures,” said √Čtienne Gagnon, EXFO’s Vice-President—Wireline Division and Corporate Marketing. “As part of the FTB Ecosystem, EXFO Connect creates synergies with our FTB platforms and software applications, helping operators address the ever-critical challenge of controlling their operating expenses.”

Visit their website for details about EXFO Connect.

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.