EXFO unveils new OTDR module for field-testing platform

Feb. 6, 2002
February 5, 2002--EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. has introduced the FTB-74234C-B, a new OTDR module for its FTB-100 field-testing platform that enables users to test for three wavelengths: 1310 nm, 1550 nm, and 1625 nm--at the touch of a button. The new device is ideal for testing in the O-, C-, and L-bands as well as for multi-fiber testing.

EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. has introduced the FTB-74234C-B, a new OTDR module for its FTB-100 field-testing platform that enables users to test for three wavelengths: 1310 nm, 1550 nm, and 1625 nm--at the touch of a button. The new device is ideal for testing in the O-, C-, and L-bands as well as for multi-fiber testing.

In addition, new software technology optimizes all test-related tasks such as parameter settings, file auto-naming, and auto-documentation, which are necessary for data acquisitions and file management. In the context of high-fiber count testing, each minute saved on one file multiplies by thousands over an entire network, say company representatives.

"To lessen the bottleneck in metro and edge networks, telecommunications carriers are adding channels in the C- and L-bands," explains Mario Larose, vice president of marketing at EXFO. "Since this transition does not happen overnight, carriers often operate mixed networks during this period. Consequently, it generates the need for O-, C- and L-band characterization. These carriers can rely on our high-performance OTDR combined with the simplicity, reliability, and flexibility offered by our FTB-100 platform."

For more information about EXFO (Quebec City) and its products, visit the company's Web site at www.exfo.com.
The FTB-74234C-B OTDR module for EXFO's FTB-100 field-testing platform

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