EXFO's portable 100G field tester meets metro networks, data center interconnect needs

EXFO has introduced a series of enhancements to its NetBlazer family  -- the FTB-890 and FTB-890NGE high-speed portable field testers -- to address service providers' 100G deployments for metro networks and data center interconnection services. Each of these platforms can test traffic speeds ranging from 64 Kbps to 100G. Housed in the FTB-1 Pro platform, the FTB-890 and FTB-890NGE NetBlazer Series of modules offer complete support of native CFP4, QSFP+/QSFP28 and SFP+ transceiver interfaces to turn-up and troubleshoot 10M-to-100G networks. 

A key feature of these latest NetBlazer modules are that they are loaded with intuitive test functionalities, allowing service providers to conduct testing in less time. These capabilities include the following: iSAM—EXFO's three-step SLA validation test based on Y.1564 and RFC 6349; a pluggable optics validation tool to quickly identify faulty optics (including the newest 100G pluggable transceivers: CFP4 and QSFP28); testing of Fibre Channel rates from 1x to 16x—all on the same test set. Release