EXFO Launches Tablet-Inspired Handheld OTDR

October 3, 2013 – EXFO Inc. has announced the launch of its new tablet-inspired MaxTester 700B OTDR Series, which makes frontline OTDR field testing fast and accessible. This series directly addresses the rising challenges to deploy more fiber faster, and with limited resources and training time.

Inspired by today's intuitive and high-performance tablet technologies, EXFO's automated and intelligent MaxTester OTDR series features a, 7-in. outdoor-enhanced touch screen, making it small enough to fit in one hand, yet large enough to provide clear, squint-free presentation of results. The MaxTester OTDR series also features an icon-based GUI in a Windows-like environment that can be easily mastered right from the outset. In addition, it's powered by a 12-hour rechargeable battery.

The MaxTester OTDRs replace EXFO's AXS-100/110 OTDR Series, in turn bringing an advanced iOLM application to the handheld market. The iOLM OTDR-based application is powered by Link-Aware technology, which combines an intelligent and dynamic multipulse approach with multiple wavelengths.

“These solutions are a direct response to customer feedback, reflecting their need for compact, budget-friendly, powerful, yet intuitive testing tools inspired by tablets and smartphones,” said Étienne Gagnon, vice president of EXFO's Test and Measurement Division. “Our new MaxTester 700B Series combines our quality-designed OTDR with a unique form factor to provide unmatched user experience and make daily test routines more simple and efficient.”


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