EXFO Intros IQS-600

EXFO launches advanced IQS-600 modular test platform for R&D and manufacturing applications

February 19, 2008

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QUEBEC CITY -- EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced today the launch of the advanced IQS-600 Integrated Qualification System, a highly scalable modular test platform for R&D and manufacturing applications.

The IQS-600, the latest innovative solution within EXFO’s holistic platform strategy, delivers unprecedented performance and flexibility through seamless integration of the widest range optical, transport and datacom test modules under a common, PC-based software environment. It also offers complete test automation capabilities to facilitate characterization of next-generation, IP-based networks, subsystems, as well as active and passive components at transmission rates reaching 40 Gbit/s.

The IQS-600 platform’s future-proof open architecture enables users to run automation software and extensive protocol scripts without the assistance of an external computer. As well, it can monitor or troubleshoot test applications from a distance via remote access devices like Java, VNC, Remote Desktop or Web browsers. A RAID option, performing real-time mirroring of data on a second hard drive, rounds out the list of key features on this next-generation platform.

The IQS-600 platform is available in three models. The IQS-610P and IQS-605P controller units feature a dual-core Intel ™ processor, Ethernet ports and optional remote GPIB control. The IQS-610P houses as many as 10 test modules and is ideal for high-volume manufacturing applications, while the IQS-605P comes equipped with a large LCD transflective screen and is designed for R&D environments. The IQS-610E expansion unit, holding up to 10 additional modules, can be rack-mounted to build a 100-module test system using a single controller unit.

“EXFO is highly committed to providing system vendors with advanced test solutions for their R&D and manufacturing applications,” said Germain Lamonde, EXFO’s Chairman, President and CEO. “The launch of this scalable modular test platform, combined with the availability of a large family of optical and next-generation IP-based test solutions, marks an important milestone towards simplification, automation and efficiency in multi-layer testing environments and the continuation of our global platform strategy.”

EXFO (Nasdaq: EXFO; Toronto: EXF)

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