updated 9/15/2010 9:18:48 AM ET 2010-09-15T13:18:48

QUEBEC CITY, Canada, Sept. 15, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EXFO Inc. (Nasdaq:EXFO) (TSX:EXF) announced today the launch of the FTB-200 v2 Compact Platform, the industry's most comprehensive platform for optical, Ethernet and SONET/SDH testing. Providing the same versatility and compatibility as its predecessor, the FTB-200 v2 platform now leverages a powerful Intel ATOM processor and the Windows operating system to deliver unmatched speed and performance for the most demanding test applications.

Since its introduction in 2006, the FTB-200 platform has set the standard for application-driven test solutions. With tens of thousands of FTB-200 platforms deployed worldwide, EXFO interacted closely with customers using the platforms everyday to incorporate new functionalities that enhance and simplify the testing environment, including wireless and mobile connectivity, web browsing, PDF printing, screen capture and VT100 terminal emulation. An integrated update manager also simplifies software verification and upgrading across entire inventories, ensuring that each platform is equipped with the latest software fixes and enhancements.

"Today's multimedia networks demand testing solutions that are flexible, efficient and cost-effective," said Étienne Gagnon, EXFO's Vice-President - Wireline Division and Corporate Marketing. "The FTB-200 v2 highlights EXFO's unwavering commitment to delivering powerful, intelligent platforms that address testing realities while respecting operational budget considerations. Offering power, speed and modularity in a compact, rugged format, the FTB-200 v2 gives field technicians the ability to rapidly execute tests and process results on-site for optical, Ethernet and SONET/SDH networks using a single platform, and securely communicate those results in a variety of formats using whatever connectivity is available -- be it wireline, wireless or mobile -- for unprecedented autonomy and efficiency."

The FTB-200 v2 sets a new standard in platform intelligence and efficiency, delivering the processing power of a high-end platform in a conveniently sized, go-anywhere, field testing tool that can easily be configured to support multiple testing applications in a single platform.

Learn more about the FTB-200 v2 Compact Platform at the upcoming 2010 European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) in Torino, Italy,  September 20-22, booth 291.

Visit our website for more information about the FTB-200 v2 platform.

About EXFO

EXFO is a leading provider of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireless and wireline network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry. The Telecom Division, which accounts for approximately 90% of the company's revenues, offers core-to-edge solutions that assess the performance and reliability of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks. Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet, OTN, xDSL, and various optical technologies accounting for an estimated 33% of the portable fiber-optic test market. The Life Sciences and Industrial Division provides solutions in medical device and opto-electronics assembly, fluorescence microscopy and other life science sectors. EXFO has a staff of approximately 1600 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000 customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com .

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