EXFO intro’s 1G to 400G dual-port tester

Created November 15, 2022
Technologies and Products

EXFO has launched the FTBx-88480, a dual-port tester for fibre-optic transmission rates from 1G to 400G. The device features a modular, upgradable design to extend operators’ CAPEX investments. It also features a cloud-based collaborative software platform that connects all parts of network test ecosystems in real time for optimised field testing, reporting, troubleshooting and more.

The 1G to 400G dual-port capability of the FTBx-88480 allows field technicians to validate two circuits simultaneously for increased efficiency, and its design also enables testing 100G and 400G transceivers.

“A key challenge operators face is how to ensure their network migrations are done reliably and cost-efficiently while staying nimble enough to manage existing infrastructure,” said Sophie Legault, director Mobile and Cloud Solutions at EXFO. “With the FTBx-88480 solution, we’ve combined the latest in 1G-400G testing with a flexible, future-proof architecture that lets our customers do more today and continue deriving value for years to come.”

The FTBx-88480’s GUI and support for multiple technologies enable field technicians to test different technologies, rates and interfaces using a single platform. EXFO says its Open Transceiver System (OTS) protects current investments in transceiver testing while ensuring compatibility with future high-speed transceivers through a unique system of swapable modules. With future-proof 112G electrical lanes, the FTBx-88480 is purpose-built for testing next-generation 100G-400G transceivers.

The FTBx-88480 is available on EXFO’s FTB-1 Pro platform as well as on the company’s other portable and rackmount platforms.

For more information, visit www.exfo.com


This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.