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EXFO unveils lightning speed link characterization for the data center

25 Jan 17

EXFO has announced that its newly released feature, Fast Short Link, is able to characterize high counts of optical short links five times faster than has previously been possible anywhere in the world.  

The organisation develops smarter network test, data and analytics solutions for the world's leading communications service providers, network equipment manufacturers and web-scale companies. 

Its new feature provides link characterization which includes accurate link loss, length and high-level link mapping, all under 10 seconds per fiber.

Fast Short Link is a new feature of EXFO's iOLM software. According to the company, the feature is driving its line of OTDRs to optimal performance through automation and intelligent diagnostics.

Fast Short Link is designed for applications such as data centers, FTTA, Enterprise LAN/WAN and for any other high count of short links.

"Creating smart solutions that help our clients reduce their operating expenses and maximize their workforce efficiency is always on top of our mind," says Stéphane Chabot, EXFO's vice-president of Test and Measurement.

"Fast Short Link reduces testing time and is perfectly suited for fiber installers and contractors,” he says.

“It shows the depth and maturity of our iOLM application, which has revolutionized OTDR testing through test orchestration and analytics."

The company's portfolio of test orchestration and real-time 3D analytics solutions aim to turn complex into simple and deliver business-critical insights from the network, service and subscriber dimensions.

EXFO has offices around Asia Pacific, including Singapore, Beijing and Shenzhen. 

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