Exfo introduces floating test licences to enhance field testing cost efficiency
Exfo has launched FTB Anywhere, a shared test license capability for its FTB platform ecosystem. This approach to delivering advanced test applications enables network operators to purchase a certain number of cloud-hosted licenses that can be shared by their technicians, whenever and wherever they are located.
FTB Anywhere is the latest application available for Exfo Connect, a cloud-based solution designed around the specific needs of installation and maintenance teams who are looking to significantly reduce the operational costs of managing their test equipment, as well as to maximise the value of their test results. The Exfo Connect solution enables operators to maximize their investment in Exfo’s FTB platforms by automating software upgrades, distribution of test configurations, asset inventory and reporting to ensure process compliance and that all platforms and configurations are up-to-date and consistent throughout the entire test equipment pool.
With the introduction of FTB Anywhere, operators can now profitably scale up the test capabilities of their FTB ecosystem platforms in just minutes, avoiding the time and expense of traditional factory-based upgrades. This innovative approach provides operators with the flexibility to purchase any number of cloud-hosted, floating test licenses, which can be made available to any FTB platform on an at-need basis when and where required.
“By adding FTB Anywhere to the Exfo Connect solution, Exfo is showing its commitment to expanding a unique solution that is fully dedicated to helping carriers improve their operational efficiency as they deploy and maintain their networks,” said Étienne Gagnon, vice president of Exfo’s Test and Measurement Division. “The FTB Anywhere cloud-based, shared-license approach is an industry first which brings unprecedented automation and intelligence to the test and measurement process of our customers’ operations.”