Test & Measurement

Lab solution targets 100G test

24th March 2016
Mick Elliott

Citing a goal to help Network Solution Vendors (NSV) innovate faster and test more efficiently EXFO has launched a new lab solution, the LTB-8 Rackmount Platform, the FTBx-88200NGE Power Blazer 100G Multiservice Test Module, and the web-based multi-user interface, EXFO MultiLink.

The LTB-8 is a scalable, compact platform offering the industry’s best 100G port density to maximise valuable shelf space while minimising costs. The eight-slot configuration supports simultaneously testing of eight 100G modules supporting multiple interface test combinations.

The platform delivers a full suite of lab testing features developed for system design, development and deployment testing. LTB-8 remote access is supported via EXFO MultiLink.

EXFO MultiLink offers remote access to multi-modules, multiplatform across multiple locations. It is the only true web-based interface that enables this capability.

Also introduced is a new member of the Power Blazer family, the FTBx-88200NGE. It integrates CFP4 and QSFP+/QSFP28 interfaces in alignment with the next-generation 100G network deployment, along with an SFP+ port.

It builds on EXFO’s expertise in offering compact 10M-to-100G modules. The FTBx-88200NGE Power Blazer module offers a full suite of advanced test functionalities to speed up product development and verification, including multistage ODU multiplexing, multichannel OTN and advanced troubleshooting capabilities.

It can be uniquely moved from the LTB-8 Rackmount Platform into a handheld, portable FTB-2 Pro platform for ease of transition within the lab, between labs, and from lab to the fields. With this unique pairing of platforms, NSVs can reap the cost savings by using the same modules in one lab environment to another and with a common GUI, minimising training between multiple users. Further flexibility is offered via EXFO’s TFv, Test Function Virtualisation, and FTB OnDemand time-based licenses.  These flexible software options allow greater flexibility, and agility for time-sensitive projects.

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