EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc.

EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc.

August 29, 2007 13:00 ET

EXFO Releases Best-of-Class OTDR for Ultra-Long-Haul Networks

Provides dynamic range of 50 dB, up to 250 km of testing and second-to-none accuracy

QUEBEC CITY, CANADA--(Marketwire - Aug. 29, 2007) - EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. (TSX:EXF)(NASDAQ:EXFO), the market leader in optical time-domain reflectometry (OTDR), announced today the release of its high-performance FTB-7600E OTDR for ultra-long-haul network applications.

The new FTB-7600E OTDR provides a dynamic range of 50 dB to allow characterization of links up to 250 kilometers. EXFO's expertise in signal processing delivers an unmatched linearity of ±0.03 dB/dB, enabling the OTDR to accurately locate faults on ultra-long-haul networks without compromising on resolution and distance.

This latest test module within EXFO's best-of-class OTDR offering is housed inside the FTB-200 Compact Platform for super technicians requiring a multi-technology test platform for large-scale network deployments. It is also available in the FTB-400 test platform dedicated to network engineers for advanced network diagnostics.

The FTB-7600E OTDR is offered in single and dual-wavelength configurations and delivers up to 256,000 sampling points for ultra-high trace resolution. A single push of a button generates detailed results within less than five seconds, including a complete event table.

"The pendulum has begun to swing back as growing bandwidth demand in access and metro networks is increasingly placing a strain on long-haul and ultra-long-haul networks and requiring more fiber deployments," said Etienne Gagnon, EXFO's Vice-President of Product Management and Marketing. "Once again, EXFO has confirmed its market leadership in OTDR testing with a fifth new product introduction this year to meet our customers' changing requirements. This unique OTDR combines accuracy and power for carriers intending to deploy and maintain ultra-long-haul 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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