EXFO (News - Alert) Inc., a global leader of test and service assurance solutions in the wireless telecommunications industry, recently added a Fibre Channel and multiprotocol label switching test capabilities to its popular NetBlazer multiservice testers.
Launched nine months ago, the NetBlazer series testers have enjoyed fast growing success with a worldwide customer base, with 10 of the world’s 15 largest operators already implementing the flagship FTB-880 NetBlazer Multiservice Tester for their network deployments.
Housed in the powerful FTB-1 platform, the NetBlazer series testers provide frontline technicians with access to fast, intuitive and ultra-portable test solutions.
The newly added Fibre Channel functionality provides a best-in-class range of interfaces and can be enabled on existing field units via a simple on-site software upgrade, without requiring a factory return. By leveraging this solution, customers are now seeing a much higher level of flexibility without any disruption to their ongoing activities. Within seconds, users are able to perform more tests, much more effectively with the same unit.
Further, multiprotocol label switching test capabilities help enhance the NetBlazer series’ feature set and extend its reach to include storage area networks for cloud-based applications, data centers, and financial communities.
In a press release, Étienne Gagnon, EXFO’s vice-president—Wireline Division and Corporate Marketing, said, “Since its launch nine months ago, the NetBlazer series quickly gained market acceptance, and the FTB-880 model is quickly establishing itself as the multiservice testing reference. The new Fibre Channel and MPLS test capabilities widen the NetBlazer’s scope of applications, adding more power to this multiservice testing powerhouse, and more tools in frontline technicians’ toolbox.”
EXFO offers innovative solutions for the development, installation, management and maintenance of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks—from the core to the edge.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein