EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc.

EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc.

June 07, 2007 09:01 ET

EXFO Launches Quality Assurance System for Triple-Play IP Services

NQMSpacket solution provides 24/7 service assurance for IPTV and Ethernet services

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 7, 2007) - EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. (TSX:EXF)(NASDAQ:EXFO) announced today the launch of the NQMSpacket Network Quality Monitoring System, aimed at assuring the user experience in packet-based IP networks delivering triple-play services. This new product offering consists of the high-performance RTU-300 IP Services Test Probe and powerful NQMSpacket probe management software for local and central office applications.

In response to increasing consumer demand for high-quality IP services, EXFO has developed a complete solution that will enable network service providers (NSPs) to deploy triple-play services faster, easily integrate them into their current operations and offer maintenance tools to preserve the highest quality of service. The NQMSpacket IP Services monitoring platform leverages EXFO's expertise in IP test and measurement as well as broad technology base to deliver a solution focused on reducing time-to-revenue and mean-time-to-repair. As a result, a high level of customer satisfaction is maintained while customer churn is reduced to a minimum.

The NQMSpacket management system is a highly configurable, yet intuitive, probe management software that provides the user with a centralized, real-time view of network-wide IPTV and Ethernet services including alarms and configurations as well as powerful trending tools for detailed troubleshooting. The management software works in concert with the RTU-300 hardware probe that delivers numerous real-time metrics for IPTV and Ethernet services including media delivery index (MDI), TR 101 290, jitter, bandwidth utilization and other IP metrics. Management features include configurable alarm thresholds, remote software upgrades and detailed report generation.

"The NQMSpacket solution, the second major announcement this year for EXFO's growing network assurance business unit, demonstrates our commitment to offer customers a unique series of quality assurance solutions that leverage advanced test and measurement know-how," said Etienne Gagnon, EXFO's Vice-President of Product Management and Marketing. "As customers are rolling out new triple-play services, they are increasingly looking at EXFO as their vendor of choice to provide them with value-added test and monitoring capabilities. With the NQMSpacket Quality Assurance System, we are now offering a solution that will help them reduce mean-time-to-repair, accelerate revenue generation and lower customer churn by delivering the latest tools to manage and proactively maintain their IP networks."

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.

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