EXFO Tests IPv6

EXFO simplifies transition to IPv6 networks with comprehensive, versatile testing portfolio

April 23, 2009

2 Min Read

QUEBEC CITY -- EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced today the incorporation of optional comprehensive IPv6 testing capabilities across its entire portfolio of transport and datacom testing modules. The continuing proliferation of IP-enabled, always-on mobile devices is rapidly exhausting the available pool of IPv4 addresses, forcing service providers to actively transition their core, metro and backhaul networks to IPv6 addressing schemes in order to support the adoption of premium-priced, advanced multimedia services. However, both addressing schemes will continue to co-exist in the network, and therefore service providers must find efficient, cost-effective and comprehensive methods of testing both implementations in the most efficient manner.

EXFO’s portfolio of transport and datacom modules, including the complete Packet Blazer series (FTB/IQS-8510B, FTB/IQS-8510G, FTB/IQS-8525 and FTB/IQS-8535), the Power Blazer series (FTB/IQS-8120NGE and FTB/IQS-8130NGE) and the AXS-200/850 Ethernet Test Set, offer service providers complete Ethernet testing for IPv4 and IPv6 deployments, including BERT, RFC 2544 and advanced layer 3 and 4 multistream traffic generation and analysis. Housed in either the field portable FTB-200 Compact Platform, the next generation multimodular FTB-500 Platform, or the stationary R&D IQS-600 Integration Qualification System, the Packet Blazer and Power Blazer modules provide comprehensive IPv4 and IPv6 test and measurement suites for validating service-level agreements (SLAs) between service providers and their customers. The AXS-200/850 is a handheld Ethernet and IP tester that dramatically simplifies the testing processes used by field technicians when turning-up metro Ethernet and IP services.

“The wireless industry has been instrumental in driving the wide-spread adoption of advanced multimedia services; but in order to sustain this growth, government bodies and service providers worldwide must rapidly convert their network infrastructures to support the greater routing and address translation demands of IPv6 addressing schemes,” said Etienne Gagnon, EXFO’s Vice-President of Product Management and Marketing. “The integration of comprehensive IPv6 testing capabilities across our entire portfolio of transport and datacom modules is a clear indication of EXFO’s unwavering focus on market dynamics and ensures service providers have the tools they need to ensure uninterrupted processing of IPv6 traffic.”

EXFO (Nasdaq: EXFO; Toronto: EXF)

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