EXFO recently entered into a reseller agreement with Australian telecom test-equipment manufacturer Teletech for the TS125 Remote Far-End Device (pictured). “This reseller agreement paves the way towards a complete solution for all operators and contractors with existing methods and procedures in place, where the use of a far-end device [FED] complements their copper pair quality testing,” EXFO said when announcing the agreement.
“Coupled with the EXFO MaxTester 600 Series—in particular the MaxTester 610 and MaxTester 635 (see video demo)—the use of the FED drastically reduces the number of truck rolls needed to change the state of the circuit when performing measurements to assess the copper circuit quality,” EXFO explained. “The EXFO MaxTester 600 remotely controls the FED, instructing it to place short, open, or any other terminations at the far end of the copper pair circuit in order to properly conduct measurements.”
Etienne Gagnon, vice president of EXFO’s physical layer and wireless division, commented, “By leveraging Teletech’s reliable expertise with far end devices, EXFO is now poised at a vantage point in the industry to provide a fully comprehensive solution for copper pair quality testing. The TS125 FED complements our MaxTester 600 series to deliver opex savings for operators by reducing test times and truck rolls.”
Teletech’s chief executive officer Malcom Basell added, “Teletech is pleased to work with EXFO. Their next-generation test instruments using SmartR features are ideal for Teletech’s Far-End Device. The Teletech TS125 Remote FED perfectly complements EXFO’s MaxTester 600 series and extends the range of copper pair quality tests by removing the need for repeated travels to the far end of the line. When completing tests, the MaxTester automatically controls the TS125 to ensure the line is always terminated correctly.”