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The FTB-1 version 2, available in standard (FTB-1v2) or Pro (FTB-1 Pro) models, is a light-weight compact test platform allowing field technicians to carry out dedicated optical, Ethernet, multiservice and radio frequency (RF) interference test applications simply and efficiently, thanks to its ultra-powerful processing and highly intuitive interface.
Supports two of the following modules for ultimate adaptability:
FTBx-8880* (10G module)
FTBx-8870* (10G module)
FTBx-88200NGE* (100G module)
Industry’s smallest and most comprehensive fronthaul test solution.
Leveraging the powerful and intelligent FTB-1 Pro handheld test platform, the FTB-700G V2 Series is an all-in-one test solution which combines connector endface inspection, fiber characterization testing, CPRI link validation, BBU emulation, RF spectrum analysis over CPRI and up to 10G Ethernet and SONET service validation, into a single module for unmatched operational efficiency.
The FTB-700G V2 integrates all testing functionalities required to effectively activate, validate, troubleshoot and maintain fixed and mobile networks including: centralized RAN (C-RAN), distributed antenna system (DAS), small cells, fiber-to-the-X (FTTx), fronthaul, backhaul and data center networks.
The ongoing transition towards a converged network infrastructure for legacy DSn/PDH,ISDN,SONET/SDH,OTN, Fibre channel, CRPI and packet-based high speed ethernet services requires a test tool that is capable of covering a wide range of interfaces and rate without sacrificing portability, speed or cost. Leveraging the powerful, intelligent FTB-1 Pro handheld platform, the NetBlazer V2 series streamlines processes and empowers field technicians to test and validate DSn/PDH,ISDN,SONET/SDH,OTN, Fibre channel, CRPI and Ethernet circuits efficiently.
Using the MAX-800 Series, you can single-handedly scan the network and connect to any available EXFO datacom remote tester. Simply select the unit to be tested and choose whether you want traffic to be looped back via Smart Loopback or Dual Test Set for simultaneous bidirectional EtherSAM or RFC 2544 results. With this approach, you no longer need an additional technician at the far end to relay critical information—the MAX-800 Series modules take care of everything.
Scalable, open platform: multipurpose solution ready to evolve as your network transforms with active assurance (L3–L7) and active testing capabilities including an extensive catalog of 140 tests.
Simple to use, pocket-sized solution: quickly and accurately tests full line rate Gigabit Ethernet speeds.
Carrier-grade quality: dedicated FPGA-powered hardware in a rugged, battery-operated solution with repeatable and extremely reliable test metrics.
Untethered testing experience: technicians get extended battery life and escape the confines of harsh testing environments by connecting to their Android device using Bluetooth® low energy technology.
Efficient job close-out: automated report generation (PDF or CSV files uploaded by email or shared using EXFO Connect client service).
Ideal companion for your activation tool kit: combine with an optical power meter, fiber inspection probe (FIP) or copper/DSL tester to cover turn up of all essential FTTx or business services.
The ongoing transition toward a converged network infrastructure for legacy DSn/PDH, ISDN, SONET/SDH, OTN, Fibre Channel, requires a test tool that can cover a wide range of interfaces and rates, without sacrificing portability, speed or cost. Leveraging the powerful, intelligent FTB-1 Pro handheld platform, the NetBlazer V2 Series streamlines processes and empowers field technicians to test and validate DSn/PDH, ISDN, SONET/SDH, OTN, Fibre Channel, common public radio interface (CPRI) and packet-based high-speed Ethernet services efficiently.
Complete and agile testing of 10G services
From development in the lab to troubleshooting in the field, EXFO’s FTBx-8870/8880 Power Blazer features a full suite of test capabilities with a range of technologies up to 10G.
Key DSn/PDH and SONET/SDH
Preconfigure user-defined bit-error-rate (BER) thresholds prior to running tests. Results are easy to interpret thanks to a simple pass/fail verdict at the conclusion of tests.
Key Ethernet features
Intelligent network discovery mode enables you to single-handedly scan the network and connect to any available EXFO datacom remote tester, with no need for an additional technician at the far-end to relay information.
Smart Loopback functionality offers five distinct loopback modes adjusting to all unique loopback situations.
Dual-port testing makes it possible for a single technician to launch EtherSAM or RFC 2544 tests using a single module and to obtain bidirectional results.
Support for virtual-local-area-network (VLAN) tags, Q-in-Q VLAN tags and multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) to enhance security, scalability, reliability and performance.
EtherSAM: the new standard in Ethernet testing
EXFO’s EtherSAM test suite—based on the ITU-T Y.1564 Ethernet service activation methodology—provides comprehensive field testing for mobile backhaul and commercial services, including critical service-level agreement (SLA) criteria such as packet jitter and quality-of-service (QoS) measurements.
EtherSam bidirectional results
Key SLA parameters are measured independently in each test direction, providing 100% first-time-right service activation—the highest level of confidence in service testing.
EtherSAM service configuration test
Sequential testing of each service to validate that it is properly provisioned and that all specific key performance indicators (KPIs) or SLA parameters have been met.
EtherSAM service performance test
Once the configuration of each individual service has been validated, the service performance test simultaneously validates the quality of all the services over time.
EtherSAM bidirectional results
Executes the complete ITU-T Y.1564 test with bidirectional measurements.
Key SLA parameters are measured independently in each test direction for 100% first-time-right service activation.
iSAM: simplified Y.1564 (EtherSAM) and RFC 6349 testing
With iSAM, the emphasis is on minimalism and simplicity, making both the Y.1564 (EtherSAM) and RFC 6349 testing methodologies as straightforward as possible for all users.
Only a small number of steps are required to set up, run and receive valid test results.
One-page setup facilitates the setup and running of iSAM tests for field technicians of all skill levels.
Cable test with power over Ethernet (PoE)
Technicians can troubleshoot any cabling or installation issue by checking the cable’s actual pin-out, wire map, cable length, distance-to-fault measurement and propagation delay.
Adding PoE means technicians can check for the following: presence of power, the power-supply equipment type, power class rating, voltage, current and power in watts.
The FTBx-8870/8800 CPRI protocol feature verifies that a remote radio head (RRH) is fully operational and that the correct small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceivers are installed and properly connected.
With the layer-2 CPRI protocol, technicians can easily connect to the RRH without having to climb the cell tower.
Once connected to the RRH, the Power Blazer is able to supply the technician with a complete analysis of vital CPRI statistics.
Traffic generation and monitoring
Technicians can configure up to 32 streams of traffic in order to test just about any frame format including: Ethernet II, 802.3, SNAP, IPv4, IPv6, three levels of VLANs, MPLS, UDP and TCP.
A new virtual frame display that allows field technicians to easily configure multiple streams and their parameters makes it possible to test layer-2 protocols, including: Cisco discover protocol (CDP), VLAN trunking protocol (VTP) and link-layer discovery protocols (LLDP)
RFC 6349 service activation methodology
RFC 6349 validates end-to end TCP services and helps correctly locate and diagnose issues as they arise.
The RFC 6349 test helps resolve discrepancies between service-provider networks and customer premise equipment through:
Maximum-transmission-unit (MTU) size discovery
Baseline round-trip delay determination
Single or multiple TCP connections to enable full pipe testing
Carrier Ethernet operations, administration and maintenance (OAM)
The FTBx-8870/8880 adds extra packet-capturing capabilities, including comprehensive filtering, triggering and truncation methods to target specific traffic and quickly pinpoint issues in the lab and in the field.
Advanced traffic filtering using up to four fields and operands makes it possible to troubleshoot a particular traffic flow.
Performance assessment of Fibre Channel services
Since most storage area networks (SANs) cover large distances, and because Fibre Channel has stringent performance requirements, it is imperative to test each phase of network deployments to ensure appropriate service levels. In addition to full wire-speed traffic generation at the FC2 layer, the FTX-8870/8880 modules also support:
Proper characterization of latency for FC services.
Buffer-to-buffer credit estimation, a configuration parameter that estimates buffer credit values with respect to latency by calculating the distance according to round-trip latency times.
Switch-fabric login capability to support connections to a remote location through a fabric or semitransparent network.
Get ready to test your next-generation 100G network
The growing demand for more bandwidth and the proliferation of data centers and inter-data-center connectivity is fueling the growth of 100G networks. Network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) are responding with solutions that are better suited to the mass deployment of 100G in the network with the inclusion of high-speed pluggable CFP4 and QSFP28 interfaces that lower costs and offer increased port density.
EXFO’s FTBx-88200NGE Power Blazer is the first test solution to offer integrated CFP4 and QSFP28 interfaces, making it ready for the 100G network evolution.
Optical transport testing
Complete OTN and SONET/SDH overhead manipulation and monitoring for advanced testing and troubleshooting.
Advanced Multichannel OTN tool, which supports single-stage multiplexing from ODU0 to ODU4 with the support of 80 concurrent channels, including channelized service disruption measurement of all channels.
ODUflex, which provides a future-proof solution to transporting any client signal at any rate.
Ethernet and SONET/SDH mapping over OTU3/OTU4, enabling NEMs to qualify their 40G/100G transponder development (e.g., mapping and demapping capabilities), as well as client-signal timing transparency.
Delay measurement for OTN, SONET/SDH and Ethernet traffic across all supported testing interfaces.
Ethernet performance assessment
Ethernet traffic generation and monitoring to simultaneously simulate and qualify different applications.
EtherSAM, an ITU-T Y.1564 Ethernet service activation methodology that comprises a service configuration test and service performance test for comprehensive field testing of mobile backhaul and commercial services, as well as QoS validation for better troubleshooting.
iSAM, an intelligent service activation methodology providing simplified ITU-T Y.1564 and RFC 6349 testing.
RFC 6349 test methodology for validation of end-to-end TCP service, helping to correctly locate and diagnose issues as they arise.
Rapid diagnostic test tools
Per-wavelength laser control and power measurements to catch high power levels that could damage circuits or low power that may result in signal degradation.
Per-lane frequency and offset measurements to determine network health prior to BER testing during 40G/100G network commissioning.
IP connectivity tools, including a ping tool that verifies whether a user can reach a specific address within or outside of a subnetwork.
100G Through mode testing tool that sectionalizes traffic between networks and customer premises equipment by transparently monitoring Ethernet traffic between two endpoints.
Advanced troubleshooting tools
Packet capturing tool offering comprehensive filtering, triggering and truncation methods to target specific traffic and quickly pinpoint issues in either the lab or in the field.
Advanced traffic filtering through up to four trigger fields and operands for troubleshooting of particular traffic flows.
iOptics—Intelligent Pluggable Optics test application: this first-alert test can be used in the field or lab environment to efficiently evaluate proper operation of an optical device with minimal user configuration required.
Push data to the cloud and get connected
EXFO TFv—Test Function Virtualization, including FTB Anywhere floating licenses and FTB OnDemand time-based licenses to scale testing requirements to specific needs
EXFO Connect to push and store test data content automatically in the cloud, streamlining test operations from the build-out to maintenance phases.
Range of Testers to Test and Verify a Range of Data Services Including DSn/PDH, ISDN, SONET/SDH, OTN, Fibre channel, CRPI and Packet-Based High Speed Ethernet from 1Gbs up to 40/100Gbs