9-3-13 10:14 AM EDT | Email Article

QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) today unveiled the FLS-2800 Benchtop ITLA Tunable Laser Source, a high-power, continuous wave (CW) laser unit with narrow linewidth and high-resolution tunability. Developed jointly with Coherent Solutions, it is currently available exclusively from EXFO.

The FLS-2800 Benchtop ITLA Tunable Laser Source provides researchers and engineers with a cost-effective and versatile solution for various applications, including coherent/orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) transmission and WDM network emulation. It is offered in single- or dual-laser configuration, with each laser being controlled independently. The front-panel knob allows the wavelength and power to be quickly and precisely adjusted.

The USB and Ethernet ports at the back of the FLS-2800 make it possible to remotely control the unit with the EXFO TLM application, which is also compatible with the IQS-2800. The TLM user interface clearly displays the laser controls and status for utmost user-friendliness and effectiveness. Plus, when automation is required, SCPI commands can be used.

For a live demonstration of the FLS-2800, visit EXFO at booth 1B30 at the China International Optoelectronic Expo, from September 4 to 7, 2013, at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center.

About Coherent Solutions
Coherent Solutions is the leading photonics technology company in New Zealand, specializing in R&D equipment in the fields of coherent modulation communication technologies and short laser pulse characterization.

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 and follow us on the EXFO Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube.

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