FTB-500 – platform

Shape it as you see fit.

With massive processing power and mix-and-match flexibility, the FTB-500 platform is right out of a multi-application wonderland. It brings you new, highly advanced applications and pushes your current ones’ efficiency to new heights. So go ahead: break new ground, set new test performance standards, tame new technologies. Benefit from an all-in-one platform that you can build around your most unique requirements.

FTB-500 8-slot platform

Distributed PMD analysis

Single-ended, span-by-span measurement of PMD, enabling targeted fiber upgrades and cost-effective deployment of 10, 40 and 100 Gbit/s transmission.

Full fiber characterization

PMD, CD and OTDR testing combined in a single solution, for in-depth fiber characterization. Run FastReporter post-processing software while performing your acquisitions, for faster data analysis and report generation—directly on-site.

100 Gbit/s testing applications

The most advanced hardware, ready for future 100 Gbit/s applications.

ROADM/POTS and 40 Gbit/s testing

Integrated optical and transport testing in a portable solution supporting OC-768, STM-256, OTU3 as well as true in-band OSNR for ROADMs, 40G transmission and UDWDM signals.

All-in-one transport and datacom configuration supporting:

  • DS0/E0 to OC-768/STM-256
  • OTU1/OTU2/OTU3/OTU1e/OTU2e with FEC
  • 10/100M, Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (LAN/WAN)
  • 1x/2x/4x/10x Fibre Channel
  • Next-generation SONET/SDH (GFP, LO/HO VCAT and LCAS)

FTB-500 4-slot platform

ROADM and PTN turn-up testing

Combines SONET/SDHOTNEthernet and Fibre Channel analysis, as well as an optical spectrum analyzer with a built-in polarization controller.

CWDM turn-up testing

Integrates two metro/CWDM OTDRs and a high-power—up to 23 dBm—optical spectrum analyzer (with built-in polarization controller) into a single portable solution.

Multiservice testing

Simultaneously runs a 10 gigabit next-generation SONET/SDH analyzer, as well as 1 gigabit and 10 gigabit Ethernet analyzers, delivering IPTV test capabilities and TCP throughput assessment.

Gigabit/10 Gigabit Ethernet configurations

  • Gigabit Ethernet analyzer, OTDR and optical spectrum analyzer with polarization controller
  • Gigabit Ethernet analyzer, 10 Gigabit Ethernet analyzer and OTDR

A broader scope of tests. A broader range of modules. A breadth of fresh air.

The FTB-500 houses any of EXFO’s FTB plug-and-play modules, enabling you to reconfigure your test solution as your test needs evolve. Combine physical and optical characterization applications with transport and datacom test modules covering next-generation 10G, 40G and 100G analysis.

  • Optical test modules: choose from the industry’s most renowned line of OTDRs and most advanced dispersion analyzers
  • Transport and datacom test modules: discover the most compact and powerful SONET/SDH, OTN, Fibre Channel and Ethernet analyzers—the new standards in next-generation network testing
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FTB-2/Pro – platform

Unparalleled performance and next-gen connectivity

The FTB-2, available in a standard or Pro model, is the most compact solution on the market for multirate, multitechnology, multiservice testing, delivering all the power of a high-end platform in a conveniently sized, go-anywhere field-testing tool.

A sum greater than its parts

Nowadays, with the complexity and extent of modern networks, technicians need more than a few tools in their belt to get the job done right the first time. They need OSAs, Ethernet multiservice modules and OTDRs with fiber inspection probes. You name it, the technician needs it. But what makes the supertech “super” is the ability to drill down effortlessly and perform all tests quickly and accurately, cutting costs and saving time. That’s the added value, and that’s one of the many advantages that the FTB-2 brings to the table.

FTB-2 Pro model

So much power, such a small footprint

The FTB-2 Pro is by far the smallest, most compact high speed multitechnology test platform out there. The FTB-2 Pro offers the most versatility: This is your go-anywhere, test-anything platform.

Designed for applications such as:

  • Fiber characterization
  • Gigabit/10G Ethernet configurations
  • ROADM commissioning
  • Multiservice transport testing
  • 100G testing
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FTB-1v2/Pro – single- or dual-carrier platform

Adapted for dedicated applications. Dedicated to helping you adapt.

The FTB-1 version 2, available in standard (FTB-1v2) or Pro (FTB-1 Pro) models, is a light-weight compact test platform allowing field technicians to carry out dedicated optical, Ethernet, multiservice and radio frequency (RF) interference test applications simply and efficiently, thanks to its ultra-powerful processing and highly intuitive interface.

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FTB-4 Pro – platform

Versatile multitechnology portable test platform

The FTB-4 Pro delivers all the power of a high-end platform in a go-where-you-need field-testing tool.


LTB-2 – rackmount modular mainframe

Recognized as a best-in-class platform, the LTB-2 is a versatile solution addressing numerous transport and datacom applications. Whether in the central office/exchange, design lab or during the manufacturing process, the LTB-2 provides users with added testing versatility and power to take on the today’s complex challenges.

The Windows advantage

Keep it simple and use mainstream applications such as Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and other familiar programs.

  • Faster start times and multitasking for a superior user experience
  • Familiar desktop design for ease of use
  • Connect remotely with Microsoft Remote Desktop and EXFO’s remote toolbox

Supports transport and datacom multiservice test modules

The FTBx-88260 is a customizable 1G-to-100G multiservice test module, built to handle multiple transceiver types via EXFO’s unique Open Transceiver System (OTS).

Key features:

  • Supported interfaces: copper SFP/SFP+, SFP, SFP+, SFP28, QSFP+, QSFP28, CFP4 and AOC cables
  • Ethernet testing including RFC 6349 and EXFO’s iSAM for 100G testing
  • 5G support CPRI/eCPRI, including eCPRI 10G and 25G

The FTBx-8870/8880 Power Blazer are versatile, 10G multiservice test modules.

Key features:

  • Dual-port, Ethernet-testing capability—up to 10GE
  • Testing of speeds from 1.5M to 10G
  • Covering multiple technologies: OTN, SONET/SDH, DSn/PDH, Ethernet, Fibre Channel and CPRI

Remote monitoring and control

Use remote access applications such as Java, VNC, remote desktop or web browsers to monitor and troubleshoot test applications carried out on an LTB-2 platform found anywhere.

Get connected and share resources

EXFO TFv—Test Function Virtualization is the industry’s first suite that focuses on test function virtualization. This suite is ideal for lab managers who are looking to scale their testing requirements to specific user needs.

  • FTB Anywhere floating test licenses enable EXFO’s platform users to share licenses, giving them the functionality that they need anytime, anywhere. Customers own the software licenses and can share them between platforms.
  • FTB OnDemand time-based licenses activate a wide range of test functionalities for a specific period of time—perfect when a test function is only needed for a specific project.

FTB portable test platforms


EXFO’s FTB platform family delivers unsurpassed operational efficiency through integrated applications, embedded testing tools, as well as with routines and flexible connectivity options that streamline inventory management, simplify field communications and extend in-the-field capabilities.

Do more by going FTB Pro

The Windows operating system allows for a wide choice of 3rd party applications and supports an extensive range of USB devices :

  • Start faster, multitask
  • Use any Office suite
  • Connect to printers, cameras, keyboards, mice, and more
  • Share your desktop (e.g. using TeamViewer)
  • Use an antivirus software
  • Communicate via email services and OTT apps
  • Record and automate actions
  • Share files via cloud-based storage

Multitasking where others can’t

Thanks to a Windows-based OS and strong processing power, you can run all your applications simultaneously on the FTB platforms—in real time :

  • EXFO ToolBox
  • Web browser
  • Remote connection service
  • Optical test application
  • Ethernet/transport test application
  • EXFO’s EXpert Test Tools
  • PDF Reader

You can toggle between them and avoid wasting precious time reloading applications.