EXFO has launched the FTB-740C-CWDM, a tunable optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) that tests all 18 ITU-defined CWDM channels using the compact FTB-1 platform, without having to swap modules. Now multiple-service operators and contractors can always have the CWDM wavelength required for characterizing through multiplexers and demultiplexers to provide complete end-to-end link characterization or troubleshooting for commercial services, C-RAN networks, and metro Ethernet deployments.
Multiple-service operators and their technicians need to rapidly adapt to multiple technologies in the field. Automating processes and streamlining tools and solutions is critical to simplifying technician tasks. With the best CWDM testing specifications in the industry in such a compact lightweight platform, field technicians are empowered to capture accurate, first-time-right measurements in the fastest manner possible. Continuing to add EXFO's leading optical, Ethernet, and multiservice test applications together on the same platform keeps technician-training costs to a minimum and makes the entire process faster, smarter, and more efficient.
EXFO's newest OTDR was designed to evolve as requirements do; customers can start with as few as eight wavelengths. Keeping CapEx in check, they can add additional CWDM wavelengths or other fiber characterization features as needed, all from a simple software update in the field.