EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. yesterday announced the availability of a software release that expands field-testing capabilities for mapping 10G Ethernet LAN signals over optical transport networks.

This new functionality is incorporated across the Transport/Power Blazer product line—versatile and integrated multiservice test solutions supporting SONET/SDH- and OTN-based transport networks, as well as packet-based services.
Available on the FTB-8130NG next-generation SONET/SDH test module and the FTB-8130NGE next-generation multiservice test module, this enhanced support for next-gen and optical network test functions gives field technicians the ability to directly map 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN signals into standard rate ODU2 containers using GFP-F mapping, as per ITU-T G.7041 standard.

Exfo also has announced the release of the FTB-5240BP field optical spectrum analyzer (OSA), designed to facilitate challenging network commissioning, upgrade and troubleshooting for carriers and network equipment manufacturers.
EXFO’s latest optical spectrum analyzer allows field crews to analyze the spectral content of any modulation format, measure the optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) between ultra-dense signals, track non-linear effects and monitor component imperfections. The versatility of the FTB-5240BP makes them well-equipped to commission the most challenging networks—even ultra-dense wavelength-division multiplexing (UDWDM) networks with extremely limited spacing of 25 GHz and 12.5 GHz—for in-depth characterization and troubleshooting.

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