EXFO Inc. has announced the integration of its proprietary iOLM technology to the FTB-720 LAN/WAN Access test module. Thanks to the added features, the new FTB-720 iOLM speeds up and simplifies optical fiber assessment within access and LAN/WAN networks, as well as data centres.
Having gained worldwide recognition in FTTH deployments, the iOLM application has now been optimized to meet short-span point-to-point testing needs during construction and troubleshooting of access and LAN/WAN networks. Powered by the Link-AwareTM technology, the iOLM helps service providers build error-free networks using a multipulse approach to fully characterize events on the entire link—from the front end to the far end—through a single-button operation.
Thanks to its self-setting parameters and intuitive interpretation of graphical results, the iOLM eliminates tedious instrument training and repeated truck rolls; it also reduces the level 2 support required from expert technicians, who can dedicate this precious time to more added-value tasks.
“Just like in virtually all types of networks, access, LAN/WAN and data centre operators are currently looking for ways to deploy more quickly, yet more simply and with greater reliability,” said Étienne Gagnon, EXFO’s Vice-President of Product Management and Marketing. “With its visual representation using icons for each link event and clear pass/fail verdicts, the iOLM enables any technician to easily perform tests that are absolutely accurate the first time. The addition of the iOLM to the FTB-720 module reiterates EXFO’s continued commitment toward developing this technology and helping customers significantly reduce operational expenses.”
Consistent with this focus on providing network operators with enhanced, OPEX-reducing test routines, EXFO is also releasing a new version of its data post-processing software. FastReporter 2 offers a more powerful, all-integrated package of advanced features to edit, analyze and document test results performed on entire networks. This enhanced version reduces manipulations, simplifies the user’s experience and boosts post-processing efficiency—enabling faster job completion and faster transition to the next job.
Attendees at the 2012 BICSI Winter Conference and Exhibition are invited to make a stop at booth 617, where EXFO will showcase the new FTB-720 iOLM and FastReporter 2 as well as perform live demos.