Test & Measurement
Exfo MaxTester DSL hand-held FTTx tester
By Anthony Capkun
October 8, 2010
Exfo Inc. launched the MaxTester DSL hand-held FTTx tester for field technicians to enable them to easily turn up xDSL services. The DSL test solution supports ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+ and VDSL2. Specifically designed for first-line technicians, the MaxTester DSL is a rugged, waterproof and dirt-resistant, and provides a combination of DSL and ethernet interfaces, good for testing in both the outside copper plant and the residential triple-play environment. The MaxTester DSL can terminate any xDSL circuit outside the customer premises to check all service parameters during service turn-up. Inside the home, it can replace the customer modem and emulate the customer’s equipment at any ethernet connection point. Its dual ethernet ports are unique to any tester in this class, allowing technicians to monitor in-service traffic between devices inside the premises.