EXFO Inc. (Nasdaq:EXFO) (TSX:EXF) says it has enhanced its FTB/IQS-85100G Packet Blazer 100G/40G Ethernet Test Modules with 40-Gigabit Ethernet and 100-Gigabit Ethernet mapping over Optical Transport Network (OTN) fiber-optic testing capabilities. The new features include the ability to assess the mapping of 100-Gigabit Ethernet services into OTU4 (111.81 Gbps) and transcoded 40-Gigabit Ethernet services into OTU3 (43.018 Gbps) using the Generic Mapping Procedure (GMP) from ITU-T G.709.
The added functionalities come as a software option for existing 85100G Packet Blazer modules—housed in EXFO's FTB-500 Platform and IQS-600 Integrated Qualification System.
According to EXFO, network operators can use the new capabilities to:
- qualify 40-Gigabit Ethernet and 100-Gigabit Ethernet IP traffic transmission at 100 percent throughput over OTN
- measure round-trip delay (RTD) across the optical path and latency at the service level
- ensure transparent recovery of the client signal at the receiver end.
"100G/40G Ethernet trials and early deployments can prove complex and cumbersome to perform when conducted without the proper test equipment, and EXFO is excited to bring its technological innovations to accelerate and simplify these operations," said Étienne Gagnon, EXFO's vice-president, Wireline Division and corporate marketing.