EXFO launches Channel Selector for commissioning and lighting channels in DWDM networks

November 20, 2002--EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. announced today the launch of the FTB-9310 Channel Selector for commissioning and lighting channels in DWDM networks.

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The FTB-9310 Channel Selector

November 20, 2002--EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. announced today the launch of the FTB-9310 Channel Selector for commissioning and lighting channels in DWDM networks.

The high-precision instrument allows network operators to select and isolate--with insertion loss levels at 4 dB--any International Telecommunication Union (ITU) DWDM channel in the C-Band for bit-error-rate (BER) testing and protocol-layer analysis.

"EXFO's Channel Selector is tailor-made for commissioning and lighting new channels because it enables non-intrusive, low-loss and high-isolation channel filtering," explains Sami Yazdi, president of EXFO Protocol, a wholly owned subsidiary of EXFO.

The FTB-9310 Channel Selector, the latest in a series of modules contained inside the FTB-400 field-testing platform, is typically used with the FTB-8000 SONET/SDH 2.5- or 10-Gbit/sec Tester for protocol-layer testing applications.

The Channel Selector and SONET/SDH Tester can also be combined with the FTB-5240B Optical Spectrum Analyzer to provide operators with a complete, one-stop test solution.

"Network operators no longer need to sacrifice specifications on their OSA and drop-port function because they are trying to use the same instrument for two different applications," adds Yazdi. "Now, they can purchase specifically what they need--Channel Selector, SONET/SDH Tester, OSA or all three test modules--without compromising on specifications."

EXFO has also developed the IQS-9310 Channel Selector for the system manufacturing market. System vendors can use the IQS-9310 for accurate amplifier characterization or BER performance testing of long haul and metro systems.

For more information about EXFO (Quebec City, Canada), visit the company's Web site at www.exfo.com.Th 109584

IQS-9310 Channel Selector for the system manufacturing market
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