The MAX-700C Series is the first tablet-inspired OTDR line that is handy, lightweight and rugged enough for any outside plant environment. With a 7-inch, outdoor-enhanced touchscreen–the most efficient handheld display in the industry–it delivers an unprecedented user experience. Its intuitive Windows-like GUI ensures a fast learning curve. Plus, its new and improved OTDR 2 environment offers icon-based functions, instant boot-up, automatic macro-bend finders as well as improved auto and real-time modes. The MAX-700C Series is a line of genuine high-performance OTDRs from the world’s leading manufacturer. It delivers EXFO’s tried and true OTDR quality and accuracy along with the best optical performance for right-first-time results, every time. The amazing 12-hour battery life will never let a technician down, and the plug-and-play hardware options, like the VFL, power meter and USB tools, make every technician’s job easier. Most importantly, the MAX-700C Series is finally bringing the iOLM, an intelligent OTDR-based application, to the handheld market. This advanced software turns even the most complex trace analysis into a simple, one-touch task. Ultimately, the MAX-700C Series is small enough to fit in your hand and big enough to fit all your needs!
This unit is available in the following wavelengths in a variety of combinations:
The Most Compact Multitechnology Test Platform for the Supertech.
The FTB-2 is the most compact solution on the market for multirate, multitechnology, multiservice testing, delivering all the power of a high-end platform in a conveniently sized, go-anywhere field-testing tool. Designed for applications such as:
CWDM turn-up testing,
Gigabit/10G Ethernet configurations,
With the complexity and extent of modern networks, technicians need more than a few tools in their belt to get the job done right the first time. They need OSAs, Ethernet multi-service modules and OTDRs with fiber inspection probes. You name it, the technician needs it. But what makes the supertech “super” is the ability to drill down effortlessly and perform all tests quickly and accurately, cutting costs and saving time. That’s the added value, and that’s one of the many advantages that the FTB-2Pro brings to the table.
Adapted for dedicated applications. Dedicated to helping you adapt.
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.
Optimised for Multimode and Singlemode access network testing
The FTBx-735C has been designed to test FTTH/PON networks and longer links in the metro range. This OTDR has 42 dB of dynamic range to test up to 150 km of optical fiber. The PON-optimized performances of the FTBx-735C enable it to fully characterize links up to a 1:128 FTTH/PON splitter ratio.
With its high dynamic range, the FTBx-735C empowers technicians to test optical fibers with greater speed and accuracy.
The FTBx-735C advantage
The industry’s highest resolution for PON testing and the shortest PON dead zone to detect more problems closer to the splitter.
High resolution for maximum fiber characterization on long links up to 150 km. Ideal to support bidirectional testing.
This series includes one CWDM tunable OTDR module to cover all 18 CWDM channels from a single port and one DWDM tunable OTDR module to cover DWDM C-Band channels. This solution is available in the FTB-1 V2, FTB-2 and FTB-4 platforms.
The 740C xWDM OTDR series has been designed with EXFO’s renowned high-quality standards to stabilize central wavelength under test, preventing any drift/leakage into adjacent channels, which would otherwise affect other valuable customers.
This OTDR is a scalable solution that can grow with your network by adding channels further down the road, hence allowing CAPEX reduction while covering your current and future needs.
The OTDR’s user-friendly interface lets the technician define a list of favorite channels over the C-Band (DWDM) or CWDM grid (CWDM) for quicker access and a more efficient test routine.
CWDM and DWDM: the answer to future bandwidth growth
CWDM and DWDM are gaining popularity for passive C-RAN or commercial services deployments such as fiber deep, Remote PHY and metro Ethernet in which each wavelength can address a specific site, such as a cell tower. Both CWDM and DWDM approaches are not mutually exclusive and co-exist in hybrid passive networks that feature DWDM over CWDM to maximize fiber capacity.
Use a xWDM tunable OTDR for:
Single-ended CWDM/DWDM fiber characterization,
Validating the continuity and end-to-end loss through MUX, OADM and DEMUX, during construction,
In-service testing using the client’s wavelengths port—without any downtime or impacting other client wavelengths,
Troubleshooting and characterization by a single operator from the head-end
The MAX-940 Fibre Certifier OLTS is the first tablet-inspired solution that has been specifically designed to certify fibre cabling in data centers and enterprise networks. Its intuitive Windows-like user interface ensures a minimal learning curve. The MAX-940 Fibre Certifier offers icon-based functions, instant boot-up, as well as on-board assistance and on-board professional reporting.With the most user-friendly display in the industry (7-inch, high-resolution touchscreen), the MAX-940 Fibre Certifier delivers unprecedented user experience. Its integrated Wi-Fi/Bluetooth allows for high connectivity.The MAX-940 Fibre Certifier guarantees a full day of fieldwork with 12 hours of battery autonomy and internal memory capacity for over 150,000 test results.
Ever since its introduction in 1996, the patented FasTesT™ technology revolutionized the industry by fully automating the test sequence, saving countless hours of testing and troubleshooting in the field. Proven in thousands of diverse network deployments across the globe, FasTesT™ truly enables CAPEX/OPEX savings.The MaxTester 945 (MAX945) boasts a 7-inch touchscreen, the largest and most user-friendly display in the industry to simplify tasks for the technician. The MAX945 also allows for 100 % automated fibre inspection at both ends of the fibre link. Paired with the FIP-400B automated fibre inspection probes and powered by FasTesT™, this OLTS brings the latest and the best in innovation and automation at your fingertips.
Testing MPO and MTP connectorized links can be tricky when using legacy processes and equipment, that’s why we’ve come up with a versatile, scalable and automated solution to meet today’s network challenges.
Automate test sequences with a push of a button thanks to the intelligent multifiber algorithm (iMF) feature.
Test, certify, and troubleshoot single-fiber and multifiber with the same equipment set.
To provide the right speeds to the right customers, communications service providers (CSPs) are deploying next-gen and legacy passive optical network (PON) technologies by overlaying multiple new wavelengths on existing fibers. This brings new challenges for quick and accurate testing during the critical service activation phase: CSPs need power meters capable of testing next-gen and legacy PON technologies, and their field teams need to be sure they are correctly testing the right technology.
The PPM-350D was designed to tackle both challenges head-on with its unique PON-aware™ technology. Developed in partnership with a Tier 1 CSP, the PPM-350D PON Power Meter automatically detects and adapts test parameters for the PON technology in use at the customer premises, eliminating costly guesswork by field technicians. As a result, service providers can deploy faster, cut activation costs and boost customer satisfaction.
The MPC-100 is an innovative optical power checker enabling smart device connectivity via Bluetooth®. Paired with the FIP-425B or FIP-435B Wi-Fi inspection probes, this easy-to-use power checker lets you take full advantage of smart device connectivity.
You can manage all your results in one place and lower the cost of ownership by utilizing your smart device to its full potential.
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.
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.