Test & Measurement

Compact optical test platform offers many connectivity options

2nd April 2014
Mick Elliott

EXFO has launched the FTB-2 ProCompact Platform, the industry's smallest platform for high speed, multi-technology and optical testing and the next generation in the FTB line of portable test platforms. The tester delivers a compact solution for high speed and multi-service testing as well as the power to field testing.

The platform boasts a 10in. high-resolution widescreen display and abundant connectivity via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet and multiple USB ports, making it accessible in any testing environment. By leveraging the latest Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro operating system, the FTB-2 Pro offers the unique ability to run many third-party applications.

The FTB-2 Pro supports up to two 1-slot modules simultaneously such as a combination of Ethernet and OTDR modules. It also supports spectral and multi-layer testing; the platform has the necessary power for high speed, high performance testing. It delivers all the tools needed for maximum efficiency in field testing, all on the most compact multi-technology form factor for high speed deployments on the market today.

Products supported on the new platform include:

  • The FTB-88100NGE which supports 10M-to-100G rates in a single module. It offers comprehensive and fully integrated test solution covering OTN, Ethernet and SONET/SDH technologies as well as CFP and CFP2 transceiver coverage.
  • TheFTB=5240S and FTB5240S-P offering the first Pol-Mux optical spectrum analyser for coherent 40G/100G DWDM systems and intelligent in-band OSNR measurement for 40 Gbit/s and ROADM deployments.
  • The NEW FTB-8830NGE, the 10G Multiservice test module delivering comprehensive test suites for turn-up, circuit validation and troubleshooting of Ethernet, SONET/SDH, OTN, Fibre Channel, and SyncE/1588 PTP services at up to 11.3 Gbit/s.
  • The FTB-7000 series of OTDR offering single mode and multimode configurations available at several wavelengths.

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