QUEBEC CITY, CANADA, August 19, 2010 — EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced today the implementation of comprehensive packet-capture functionalities across its entire Ethernet testing portfolio. This feature empowers field technicians to easily capture and decode 10 Mbit/s to 10 Gbit/s Ethernet traffic at full line rate to effectively isolate and analyze application-layer configuration problems.
Today’s multiservice networks are growing increasingly complex, driving the need for technicians to have a more granular view of data traffic across all layers of the network. By adding packet-capture and decode capabilities to its test modules, EXFO brings to market a comprehensive, simplified and fully integrated solution for end-to-end carrier Ethernet network assessment. This enables field technicians to quickly pinpoint, analyze and report quality of service issues using a single test unit. Furthermore, by complementing the recently released EtherSAM methodology (ITU-T Y-156sam) with packet-capture functionalities, EXFO is revolutionizing the way network operators validate, turn up, monitor and troubleshoot carrier Ethernet services.
“Being at the forefront of carrier Ethernet testing, EXFO is committed to continue on delivering innovative solutions and tools that will increase the autonomy, effectiveness and productivity of field technicians,” said Etienne Gagnon, EXFO’s Vice-President—Wireline Division and Corporate Marketing. “Our new packet capture feature, just like our EtherSAM test methodology, is yet another example of how EXFO is improving on testing efficiency to ease its customers’ operation.”
For more information on EtherSAM, visit www.EXFO.com/EtherSAM.
EXFO is a leading provider of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireless and wireline network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry. The Telecom Division, which accounts for about 90% of the company’s revenues, offers core-to-edge solutions that assess the performance and reliability of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks. Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet, OTN, xDSL, and various optical technologies accounting for an estimated 33% of the portable fiber-optic test market. The Life Sciences and Industrial Division provides solutions in medical device and opto-electronics assembly, fluorescence microscopy and other life science sectors. EXFO has a staff of approximately 1600 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000 customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com.