EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc.

EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc.

April 26, 2007 09:00 ET

EXFO Introduces the Industry's Most Powerful Portable IPTV Test Set

Enhances FTB-8510B Packet Blazer™ Ethernet test module with increased stream capacity and additional metrics

QUEBEC CITY, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - April 26, 2007) - EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. (TSX:EXF)(NASDAQ:EXFO) announced today the release of a suite of IPTV quality-of-service (QoS) test capabilities for its successful Packet Blazer™ Ethernet test module product line.

EXFO's FTB-8510B Packet Blazer has established the standard for portable IPTV testing with a series of industry-leading features like 100-channel parallel monitoring capability and the support of ETSI TR 101 290 metrics as outlined by digital video broadcast measurement guidelines. This new software suite also includes user-configurable alarm thresholds for media delivery index (MDI) and other key IPTV metrics, as well as customizable test sequences. In addition, a unique stream discovery capability that automatically identifies valid IPTV streams within the Ethernet layer and links them to user-definable stream names is available, thus simplifying overall QoS analysis for field technicians.

The FTB-8510B IPTV feature set also includes MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 support, MDI, program clock reference jitter, stream-rate metrics, bandwidth utilization and IP metrics to provide users with more than 35 different IPTV metrics and statistics, forming the industry's most powerful portable IPTV test set available today. With the FTB-8510B and CoLT-450P DSL IPTV test set, customers can now take advantage of EXFO's IPTV technology to equip their field technicians with the most effective tools to support IPTV service rollouts and on-going troubleshooting activities within the core and access networks.

"EXFO has once again proven its commitment to customers and the IPTV testing industry by delivering an innovative solution with a full set of features, capabilities and test metrics to enable networks operators to efficiently deploy their IPTV services, while ensuring a great user experience," said Etienne Gagnon, EXFO's Vice-President of Protocol and Optical Product Management. "We are confident that our products will deliver the IP video testing performance, usability and price points our customers need in order for them to offer fast, cost-effective and, above all, high-quality IPTV services."

About EXFO

EXFO is a recognized test and measurement expert in the global telecommunications industry. The Telecom Division, which represents the majority of the company's business, offers a full suite of test solutions and monitoring systems to network service providers, cable TV operators, telecom system vendors and component manufacturers in approximately 70 countries. EXFO is the global market leader for portable optical test solutions and a leading supplier of protocol and access test solutions to enable triple-play deployments and converged IP networking. Its PC/Windows-based modular FTB-200, FTB-400 and IQS-500 test platforms host a wide range of modular test solutions across optical, physical, data and network layers, while maximizing technology reuse across several market segments. The Life Sciences and Industrial Division, which leverages several core telecom technologies, offers value-added solutions in the life sciences and high-precision assembly sectors based on advanced spot-curing, fluorescence microscopy and nanopositioning solutions. For more information about EXFO, visit www.EXFO.com.

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