Wednesday, 20 September 2017

EXFO launches handheld OTDR line

EXFO
Tuesday 01 October 13

EXFO Inc. today announced the launch of its new tablet-inspired MaxTester 700B OTDR Series, which is redefining handheld fiber testers by making frontline OTDR field testing faster and more accessible with unprecedented end-user experience. This series directly addresses the rising challenges to deploy more fiber faster…

EXFO Inc. today announced the launch of its new tablet-inspired MaxTester 700B OTDR Series, which is redefining handheld fiber testers by making frontline OTDR field testing faster and more accessible with unprecedented end-user experience. This series directly addresses the rising challenges to deploy more fiber faster, and with limited resources and training time.

Inspired by today's intuitive and high-performance tablet technologies, EXFO's automated and intelligent MaxTester OTDR series helps contractors and service providers build faster, more reliable fiber networks. The MaxTester's tablet-inspired design features a large, 7-inch, outdoor-enhanced touchscreen-the largest in the industry for a handheld device, making it small enough to fit in one hand, yet large enough to provide clear, squint-free presentation of results. The MaxTester OTDR series also features an icon-based GUI in a Windows-like environment that can be easily mastered right from the outset. In addition, it's powered by a full-day, 12-hour rechargeable battery.

Produced by the world leading OTDR manufacturer, the MaxTester 700B Series is genuine EXFO OTDR inside. These instruments feature light and very compact designs at budget-friendly price points with no compromise in quality. The MaxTester series is comprised of three models to cover any frontline fiber test application, from last-mile to access and FTTH/PON. The MaxTester OTDRs replace EXFO's famous AXS-100/110 OTDR Series, in turn bringing an advanced iOLM application to the handheld market. The iOLM OTDR-based application is powered by Link-Aware™ technology, which combines an intelligent and dynamic multipulse approach with multiple wavelengths-all in a unique and single link view that frees technicians from having to perform complex OTDR analysis. With a two-year track record on the market, the iOLM is a mature and proven technology providing expert-level results at the push of a button to hundreds of users in over 75 countries.

"These solutions are a direct response to customer feedback, reflecting their need for compact, budget-friendly, powerful, yet intuitive testing tools inspired by tablets and smartphones," said Étienne Gagnon, Vice-President of EXFO's Test and Measurement Division. "Our new MaxTester 700B Series combines our quality-designed OTDR with a unique form factor to provide unmatched user experience and make daily test routines more simple and efficient."


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