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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: 1310nm 1550nm 1625 1625nm (filtered) 1650 (filtered)
Verify optical links in seconds and automatically explore further when potential issues are suspected. Accelerate fibre deployments, simplify activation procedures and improve robustness of repairs for better QoS and MTTR. NEW CATEGORY OF TESTER TO TAKE ON THE CHALLENGES AHEAD Keeping up with the accelerating pace of fibre deployments implies a major transformation in the way testing is approached. Optical Xplorer™ has been designed from the ground up to tackle the challenges ahead and simplify testing. Optical Xplorer allows streamlined procedures that reduce delays and escalation costs on the field while freeing up expert technicians to focus on more relevant tasks. Optical Xplorer is the industry’s first optical fibre multimeter (OFM), a new purpose-built category of tools empowering frontline techs to effectively carry out installation, activation and repair operations. Optical Xplorer speeds up link health verification with embedded fault tracking — all in one single-ended test that’s quick and easy. To cope with the increasing volume of fibre being rolled out, Optical Xplorer has been designed from the start to equip large crews of frontline technicians: › Optimised for utmost user experience. It is highly intuitive and easy to use for any technician regardless of experience in fibre optics or other technologies (such as copper or DSL) › Designed to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) throughout the product life cycle by cutting all hidden costs. 5-STAR FIBER-OPTIC TESTING ACCESSIBLE TO ALL Optical Xplorer goes beyond basic testing as compared to power meters and fault locators. It offers a brand new testing approach powered by multiple pending patents. Optical Xplorer determines overall link quality and tracks potential faults, this in turn helps to boost work efficiency and quality for frontline techs. Unlike traditional instruments in their toolbox, Optical Xplorer won’t leave field technicians blind to faults. Instead,Optical Xplorer introduces new capabilities that break boundaries to redefine the role of field technicians. Each technician gets more autonomy to solve issues, enabling a leaner troubleshooting process that doesn’t require several technicians with various skills. Optical Xplorer allows a fundamental shift in work organisation—a new and better way to keep pace with the high volume of deployments and maintenance activities ahead. INTELLIGENTLY EXPLORE FAULTS WHEN VERIFYING LINKS While displaying insertion loss (IL), optical return loss (ORL) as well as fibre length under a few seconds and in one single-ended process, Optical Xplorer also looks for potential faults. It won’t waste precious time on good links, but if a fault is suspected, Optical Xplorer will automatically explore further and diagnose the fault, if applicable.EXFO’s patented Fault Xplorer™ technology requires no additional steps or expertise to identify and locate common causes of failure (fibre breaks, macro-bends, bad splices or faulty connectors), allowing technicians to fix problems on-the-go. Putting this new device in the hands of all technicians means faster installation and activation plus quicker mean time to repair (MTTR)—both with increased quality. Fully leverage the presence of fibre professionals on the field, while eliminating the cost and delays associated with dispatching experts and truck rolls. Once a link is verified with Optical Xplorer, a frontline technician can leave a site assured that everything concerning optical links is ready for seamless acceptance,activation or service recovery. Combined with power checking and light source capabilities in a rugged and compact form factor, Optical Xplorer is an intuitive field companion that up-skills any field technician.
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, Fiber characterization, ROADM commissioning, FTTx 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-720C (OTDR) FTBx-730C (OTDR) FTBx-735C (OTDR) FTBx-740C (OTDR) FTBx-750C (OTDR) 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 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. Faster-than-ever testing Automate test sequences with a push of a button thanks to the intelligent multifiber algorithm (iMF) feature. Versatile solution 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. FTTA Testing 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.