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Portable multiservice test platform

30 September 2009 Test & Measurement

Exfo recently launched the four-slot FTB-500 portable test platform, which is intended for installation, maintenance and troubleshooting applications on advanced telecommunication networks. The field-optimised platform covers a wide array of applications, from which three critical applications are emerging: ROADM and packet transport network (PTN) turn-up, CWDM turn-up and multiservice testing.

For ROADM and PTN network turn-up, the four-slot system simultaneously runs an optical spectrum analyser (FTB-5240S-P-InB) and a SONET/SDH, OTN, Ethernet and Fibre Channel analyser (FTB-8130NGE Power Blazer), a combination that delivers multiple software-based test capabilities, including in-band OSNR measurement for qualifying newly commissioned OTN links, standard and over-clocked OTN functionalities for commissioning the transport layer, and SONET/SDH, Ethernet and Fibre Channel functionalities for qualifying all ROADM-supported interfaces. In addition, the FTB-500 offers battery operation, remote management and integrated optical tools.

CWDM turn-up and multiservice testing configurations feature a mix of high-performance modules, ranging from CWDM-dedicated OTDRs and high-power optical spectrum analysers, to 1 Gigabit/10 Gigabit Ethernet test modules and 10 Gigabit SONET/SDH analysers.

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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