updated 1/20/2011 2:20:28 PM ET 2011-01-20T19:20:28

QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 20, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EXFO Inc. (Nasdaq:EXFO) (TSX:EXF), the industry's leading OTDR test solution provider, announced today the introduction of the FTB-720 LAN/WAN Access OTDR, the ideal tool for any field technician performing installation and repair on singlemode and multimode fiber networks.

On the strength of best-in-class specifications and four test wavelengths, the FTB-720 is optimized for fiber-optic contractors and private network operators, enabling them to fully test and qualify any type of fiber network. EXFO's OTDR presents accurate multimode testing at both 50 um and 62.5 um with controlled launch conditions, ensuring successful 10 gigabit Ethernet turn-up in evolving multimode networks.

Housed in the compact, cutting-edge FTB-1 Platform, the FTB-720 OTDR offers a widescreen TFT display with seamless hybrid touchscreen/keypad navigation. Platform connectivity is abundant via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet and multiple USB ports, making it accessible in any testing environment. This platform also integrates PDF report generation and supports over 15 different languages, bringing unprecedented productivity and autonomy to fiber installers.

Combined with EXFO's ConnectorMax Analysis Software, visual fault locator (VFL), fiber inspection probe (FIP), broadband power meter and CW source, the FTB-720 is a fully integrated OTDR. Moreover, thanks to an intuitive graphical user interface and extensive software capabilities, users can efficiently post-process test results and create professional test reports—all with minimal training.

"With this additional test module to its recently launched FTB-1 Platform, EXFO delivers industry-leading fiber-testing specifications and meets a growing demand from its premises network customers," said Etienne Gagnon, EXFO's Vice-President, Wireline Division and Corporate Marketing. "As a result, this highly versatile OTDR is tailor-made for contractors looking for a cost-effective field solution to handle all of their multimode and singlemode fiber-testing needs."

The FTB-720 LAN/WAN Access OTDR will be showcased at the 2011 BICSI Winter Conference and Exhibition, in Orlando, FL, USA, from January 17 to 21, booth 405.

Visit our website for more information on the FTB-720 LAN/WAN Access OTDR.

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 wireless and wireline 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, and various optical technologies (accounting for an estimated 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market). EXFO has a staff of approximately 1600 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000 telecom customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com .

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The corporate name of the company is EXFO Inc. The company requests that all media outlets and publications use the corporate name ("EXFO Inc.") or abbreviated name ("EXFO") in capital letters for branding purposes. EXFO would like to thank all parties in advance for their cooperation.

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