EXFO Launches PMD Analyzer

EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering introduces the next-generation FTB-5500B Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD) Analyzer

February 26, 2003

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QUEBEC CITY -- EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSE: EXF) announced today the launch of the next-generation FTB-5500B Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD) Analyzer.This patent-pending PMD Analyzer, the only portable instrument on the market that can sweep through erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs), enables field technicians to characterize PMD* levels in an entire optical network with a single touch of a button. Optical links must be measured for PMD, especially when upgrading to transmission rates of 10 Gb/s or when deploying a cascade of amplifiers.The FTB-5500B PMD Analyzer, a test module housed inside the all-in-one, FTB-400 field-testing platform, also provides the most advanced specifications in terms of testing time, measurement sensitivity and PMD range. This revolutionary test instrument can characterize an entire link, with a dynamic range above 50 dB and PMD range from 0 to 115 ps, in less than five seconds.“This product represents a veritable breakthrough because it can be combined with a chromatic dispersion (CD) analyzer inside our PC-centric, Windows®-based FTB-400 platform along with a single light source to identify all dispersion issues on fiber links - even in the presence of optical amplifiers,” said Étienne Gagnon, Director of Product Management at EXFO. “No other test and measurement equipment manufacturer offers the same kind of flexibility and cost-effectiveness.” The FTB-5500B PMD Analyzer will be on display at booth 2341 during OFC 2003 from March 25-27 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc.

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