EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc.

EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc.

November 15, 2005 09:00 ET

EXFO Introduces Cost-Effective, Handheld TCP/IP Network Tester

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 15, 2005) - EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. (NASDAQ:EXFO)(TSX:EXF.SV) announced today the introduction of the LANPAL100 Network Tester, aimed at helping technicians deploy residential broadband Internet services more efficiently.

As network service providers increasingly deploy triple-play services over fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) and hybrid fiber-coax (HFC) networks, the need to test services more efficiently and economically becomes paramount, given the number of technicians involved in ensuring levels of service quality. EXFO is expanding its expertise and leadership from testing FTTx and HFC networks to testing data services at the home. The LANPAL100, a handheld TCP/IP network tester, facilitates the installation and troubleshooting of cable/xDSL modems as well as validates Internet availability and potential connectivity problems. It provides key test capabilities such as ping testing, upload/download speed testing, display cable/xDSL modem status, as well as cable testing.

The LANPAL100 will be showcased at OSP EXPO 2005, booth 625 in the Fort Worth Convention Center, from November 16 to 17.

"EXFO's leadership in testing Ethernet services at the network's core and edges is now expanding towards the home," said Benoit Fleury, EXFO's Vice-President of Protocol-Layer Product Management. "In addition to complementing our strong FTTx market position, the LANPAL100 Network Tester simplifies the installation and troubleshooting of residential broadband Internet services, while ensuring a higher level of quality with its test capabilities. The LANPAL100 is currently under trial at several Tier-1 network operators."

About EXFO

EXFO is a recognized test and measurement expert in the global telecommunications industry through the design and manufacture of advanced and innovative solutions as well as best-in-class customer support. The Telecom Division, which represents the company's main business activity, offers fully integrated and complete test solutions to network service providers, system vendors and component manufacturers in approximately 70 countries. One of EXFO's strongest competitive advantages is its PC/Windows-based modular platforms that host a wide range of tests across optical, physical, data and network layers, while maximizing technology reuse across several market segments. The Photonics and Life Sciences Division mainly leverages core telecom technologies to offer value-added solutions in the life sciences and high-precision assembly sectors. For more information about EXFO, visit www.exfo.com.

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  • EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc.
    Vance Oliver
    Manager, Investor Relations
    (418) 683-0913, Ext. 3733