EXFO releases bidirectional, tablet-based OLTS for telecom, construction

EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) has launched the MaxTester 945 Telco OLTS, which consolidates the company´s test solution portfolio for FTTx construction, telecommunications and outside plant networks, the company said.

This direct replacement for EXFO´s FOT-930 brings user experience and efficiency together with optimal cost of ownership in a tablet-inspired form factor.

The MaxTester 945 Telco OLTS (MAX-945) delivers speed and optical performances and has an advanced suite of user-assistance features. With its reference wizard and intelligent fault diagnosis, the MAX-945 provides expert guidance throughout the test process to ensure immediate efficiency by first-time users while removing risk of errors or negative loss. A test job that traditionally required around eight hours can now be done in only 2.5 hours.

EXFO´s patent-pending one-cord reference method for automated bidirectional testing and optics, allow the MAX-945 to test short links, such as drop fibers in FTTH networks, with precision and low loss. It also features on-board PDF reporting and singlemode distance range of 200 km. The MAX-945 OLTS also performs on-board diagnosis to deliver real-time information about the test cord health and pass/fail results according to preset or custom criteria throughout the referencing and testing processes.

With a tablet-inspired design, a seven-inch high-resolution touchscreen and an intuitive Windows-like interface, the MAX-945 offers integrated wi-fi and bluetooth connectivity and supports EXFO Connect cloud-based test asset management.

EXFO provides communications service providers (CSPs) with test orchestration and performance intelligence solutions to ensure the deployment, maintenance and management of next-generation, physical, virtual, fixed and mobile networks.