EXFO adds bidirectional RFC 2544 capability to AXS-200/850 Ethernet test set

NOVEMBER 4, 2009 -- EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. has released a new software suite that provides bidirectional RFC 2544 enhanced functionalities on the AXS-200/850 Ethernet Test Set, a handheld performance assessment tool designed to simplify the installation, activation, and maintenance of Ethernet networks and services.

NOVEMBER 4, 2009 -- EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. has released a new software suite that provides bidirectional RFC 2544 enhanced functionalities on the AXS-200/850 Ethernet Test Set, a handheld performance assessment tool designed to simplify the installation, activation, and maintenance of Ethernet networks and services.

Guaranteeing end-to-end service-level agreements (SLAs) is critical for today’s carrier-grade Ethernet services. EXFO says the AXS-200/850’s bidirectional RFC 2544 test capabilities provide real-time test results, both upstream and downstream. This new function enables service providers to validate that service rates are properly provisioned, thus ensuring scarce network resources are optimized and SLAs are met.

Thanks to this test, service providers can accurately pinpoint where failures are occurring in the network, EXFO adds. The bidirectional RFC 2544 test is fully interoperable and compatible with EXFO’s complete portfolio of datacom test modules.

“Our bidirectional RFC 2544 addition significantly reduces the cost of Carrier Ethernet services testing across any transmission technology,” said Etienne Gagnon, EXFO’s vice-president of product development and marketing. “Designed for the AXS-200/850, this new software suite allows service providers to save time and money while decreasing the number of technicians deployed in the field. The end result: They will increase their test equipment return on investment (ROI) and reduce their overall service costs.”

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