By PR Newswire, March 14, 2013, 09:00:00 AM EDT
QUEBEC CITY, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ:EXFO)
(TSX: EXF) announces the launch of the MXS-9100, jointly developed with
DiCon and available exclusively from EXFO. DiCon Fiberoptics' MXS-9100
MEMS MxN Matrix Optical Switch is optimized for use with EXFO systems
and software control, and allows any M input fibers to connect to any N
output fibers in a fully non-blocking manner.
Today's network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) are facing multiple
challenges. They need to test multiple devices and instruments running
at multiple rates all in the right sequence. They require exceptionally
fast switching times and low optical loss so there is no compromise on
performance and budget. EXFO's MXS-9100 delivers fast protection
switching at the fiber layer and automation of test sequences in
design, verification and manufacturing systems, allowing NEMs to
increase automation and share multiple devices between tests while
using the right application at the right time.
Furthermore, in the R&D environment, decreased CAPEX means that labs can
no longer afford to provide each technician with a full suite of
equipment to perform their tests, making centralized equipment sharing
and automated network testing the norm. EXFO's MXS-9100 provides
physical-layer connectivity for the sharing of high-value equipment.
The MXS-9100 delivers instrument-grade performance ensuring maximum
signal fidelity, with high stability and repeatability while being
protocol and bit-rate independent.
DiCon's all-optical cross-connect technology provides the unique
combination of low insertion loss, fast switching and very high
reliability required by engineers in their lab or manufacturing
environments. With its remote control capabilities using SCPI commands
over Ethernet, the MXS-9100 is the perfect solution for the sharing of
centralized instruments or automated tests in manufacturing.
The MXS-9100 is available now. For more information, visit the MXS-9100 Web page.
Please visit EXFO at the OFC/NFOEC Conference at the Anaheim Convention
Center from March 19 to 21, 2013 in booth 2212 for a demo of the new
Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is among the leading
providers of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for
wireline and wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers in
the global telecommunications industry. The company offers innovative
solutions for the development, installation, management and maintenance
of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks—from the core to the edge.
Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet, OTN,
FTTx, VDSL2, ADSL2+ and various optical technologies accounting for
more than 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market. EXFO has a staff
of approximately 1700 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000
customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com.
SOURCE EXFO inc.