EXFO FTT test solution qualified with Sumitomo diagnosis technologies

Telecom Lead Canada:EXFO announced that its recently launched FG-750 Node iOLM, an OTDR-based remote test unit for automated FTTH fault management, is fully qualified with Sumitomo Electric Industries (SEI)’s reflective termination filter technology.Both companies have now agreed to leverage their respective FTTH test and diagnosis expertise in advanced optical-line testing and monitoring applications.

Launched in September 2012 FG-750 Node iOLM performs in-service, end-to-end testing, monitoring and troubleshooting of PON topologies from the central office. The FG-750 can test point-to-multipoint fibers, or run downstream tests from the node or central office to any passive optical network line type, providing operators with an automated, operation-oriented way of assessing the health of their FTTH networks.

Sumitomo’s reflective termination filters rely on its FTTH component and subsystem technology.

By virtue of this partnership, EXFO  and SEI will work together to provide strategic tier-1 customers with the best of their respective core technologies and IP expertise, the company said. This will help to further build their market leadership in FTTH-related optical-line testing and monitoring.

“This partnership will benefit both companies, as EXFO and Sumitomo will leverage their respective technologies to provide their own customers with enhanced FTTH optical-line testing and monitoring expertise,” said Étienne Gagnon, VP of EXFO’s Test and Measurement Division.

“Sumitomo’s reflective termination filters have a very strong track record in testing, on-demand diagnosis and monitoring applications, and have already attained maturity in terms of manufacturing volume. They bring a key aspect of cost-efficiency to our FG-750 Node iOLM, in addition to ensuring that our solution is fully qualified for today’s FTTH requirements,” Gagnon added.

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