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EXFO Launches IQS-2800 ITLA Tunable Laser Source

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EXFO Launches IQS-2800 ITLA Tunable Laser Source


QUEBEC CITY, CANADA, March 18, 2013 — EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) announced today the introduction of the IQS-2800 ITLA Tunable Laser Source, jointly developed with Coherent Solutions and exclusively available from EXFO. The recent bandwidth explosion is pushing next-generation transmission systems to new capacity limits requiring the use of complex high-order modulation formats like dual-polarization quadrature phase-shift keying (DPQPSK). Housed in the IQS-636 platform, the IQS-2800 is a modular test solution that provides researchers and engineers with a comprehensive way to design and test future ultra-high-capacity network architectures. The lasers are tunable over the C and L bands with a 10-pm resolution. EXFO’s IQS-2800 ITLA Tunable Laser Source is a cost-effective and versatile solution for various applications, such as coherent/OFDM transmission and WDM network emulation. The IQS-2800 delivers the high power output, 100-kHz narrow linewidth and high resolution tunability required by today’s demanding applications, including 100G and 400G coherent transmission. The IQS-2800 is available now. Please visit EXFO at OFC/NFOEC (March 19-21, 2013, Anaheim Convention Center, Booth 2212) for a demo of the new IQS-2800 ITLA Tunable Laser Source. About EXFO Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is among the leading providers of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireline and wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry. The company offers innovative solutions for the development, installation, management and maintenance of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks—from the core to the edge. Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet, OTN, FTTx, VDSL2, ADSL2+ and various optical technologies accounting for more than 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market. EXFO has a staff of approximately 1700 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000 customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com.

About Coherent Solutions
Coherent Solutions is a leading photonics technology company based in New Zealand. The company develops and manufactures Test & Measurement equipment specifically for the Coherent Optical Communications market.

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