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Optical spectrum analyser for in-service network testing

21 February 2018 Test & Measurement

The FTBx-5255 optical spectrum analyser (OSA) module was released by EXFO for field applications to meet the live network testing needs of telecom service providers, Internet content providers and network equipment manufacturers all under pressure to deliver flawless services to a high-speed, data-hungry market.

The device obviates the need to interrupt communications by shutting down networks or channels to measure the optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) of 100G/200G/400G (Pol-Mux) signals, a key performance indicator of customers’ quality of service. With the new OSA, service providers and data centres can stay live for in-service network testing of OSNR from 10G to 400G; O-band pluggable and L-band transceivers; and CWDM spectral analysis, among other applications. The capability to address all these OSA testing applications will also appeal to NEMs, in particular the system verification and system testing groups.

The FTBx-5255 is available in EXFO’s FTB-2, FTB-2 Pro and FTB-4 Pro portable test platforms as well as in the LTB-8 platform for rackmount and lab applications.

For more information contact Chris Nel, Lambda Test Equipment, +27 (0)12 349 1341, chris@lambdatest.co.za, www.lambdatest.co.za



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