EXFO has launched Optical Xplorer, an optical fibre multimeter. Optical Xplorer makes fibre testing simple for all front-line technicians by speeding up the process and empowering them to do more activity on-site. The device verifies optical links in seconds, and identifies faults automatically.

Optical Xplorer takes a completely new approach to fibre installation, turn-up and repair. This highly intuitive job helper boosts front-line technician efficiency, ensures better network quality, and minimises delays and costs in escalating problems to expert technicians.

Telecom operators are under significant pressure to deploy high quality fibre optic networks at a lower cost to meet the skyrocketing demand for bandwidth and prepare for next-generation technologies like 5G. The complexity of testing methods of procedure, the need to outsource, and the shortage in skilled frontline technicians make it difficult for both operators and contractors to generate a good return on investment while ensuring networks are deployed right the first time.

Optical Xplorer delivers three key technological innovations:

  • Reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO) through lifetime calibration and field replaceable connectors: Hidden costs throughout a product’s life make up a massive, yet sometimes overlooked, part of the TCO. Optical Xplorer’s lifetime calibration and patented Click-Out™ optical connector cuts costly downtime and logistics associated with factory-based updates, maintenance and repairs.
  • Saves time by exploring only faulty links: The Fault Xplorer™ feature self-launches during the optical link verification process, automatically exploring only those links that are suspected as faulty, eliminating doubts and saving testing time.

•           Validates link quality in seconds, assigning a 1- 5-star rating: With the built-in EXFO Advisor™ feature, technicians get the benefit of EXFO’s fibre expertise of more than 30 years and its sophisticated algorithms at the push of a button, assigning ratings to links based on industry best practices.