Test & Measurement
Exfo adds web browser and IPTV capabilities to VDSL2 test set
By Anthony Capkun
March 14, 2011
Exfo Inc. launched an enhanced broadband service test suite for its MaxTester DSL. Specifically designed for first-line technicians, the MaxTester DSL provides the desired combination of DSL and Ethernet interfaces, says the company, making it “ideal for testing in both the outside copper plant and the residential triple-play environment”. To increase productivity, the MaxTester DSL comes with an optional IPTV test suite and web browser. With the IPTV test suite, technicians can save their most commonly used channels to automatically join the selected channels and verify their availability as well as their quality of service (QoS). As for the integrated browser, it maximizes the use of the MaxTester DSL’s six-inch colour LCD screen to show web content. It can also be used to demonstrate website connectivity and access internal technician sites for additional testing or job management.