FTB-1 Platform
EMPOWERING FRONTLINE TECHNICIANS
The FTB-1 Platform is a modular test platform for fast and powerful FTTH, Ethernet and
multiservice applications.
Key features
Connects anywhere: USB, 3G, Wi-Fi, VPN and Bluetooth
Loaded with utilities: All the tools required to maximize
field testing, plus third-party applications
Like a PC: Intel processor with Windows Embedded
Standard operating system
2011
GLOBAL PORTABLE FIBER OPTIC
TEST EQUIPMENT MARKET
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EXFO Connect-compatible: Automated asset
management; data goes through the cloud and into a
dynamic database
GPS capabilities: Accurate coordinates under the same
conditions as a regular satellite GPS receiver
SPEC SHEET
PA R T O F TH E
ervice
FTB-1 Platform
Fiber
First-class
analysis
ergonomics
handle
E/
igE
ADAPTED
FOR DEDICATED APPLICATIONS. DEDICATED TO HELPING YOU ADAPT.
Angled
ROADM/
stanceto its small
ROADM format, ultra-powerful processing and highly intuitive interface, the FTB-1 is optimized to allow field technicians
Thanks
Ethernet
POTS
and PTN
10 Gbit/s
to carry out dedicated FTTH, Ethernet and multiservice test applications simply and efficiently.
DM
ROADM
and PTN
Distributed
rier PMD
rnet
ROADM
Fiber
analysis
Service
Activation
ROADM/
POTS
10 Gbit/s
Ports
and
Ethernet
stylus
applications
and modules
Ethernet
Fibre
ROADM
testing
Channel
Access network testing
Module: FTB-720
LAN/WAN Access OTDR
LAN/WAN
Fibre
Channel
100
Gbit/s
Service
Activation
FTTH
On the strength of best-in-class specifications and four test wavelengths, the FTB-720 LAN/WAN Access
OTDR is optimized for fiber-optic contractors and private network operators, enabling them to fully test and
qualify any type of fiber network.
FTTH testing
Module: FTB-730 PON
FTTx/MDU OTDR
Multiservice
First-class
Ethernet
ergonomics
handle
FTTH
Fiber
ROADM
and PTN
With a dynamic range of up to 39 dB and enabling power meter and visual fault locator functionalities, the
FTB-730 PON FTTx/MDU OTDR module allows fiber installers to seamlessly characterize splitters in PON FTTx
and multiple dwelling unit (MDU) applications.
DSn/PDH and SONET/SDH testing
Ethernet
testing
GigE/
Legacy
SONET/ First-classModule:
10 GigE FTB-810 NetBlazer
Transport Tester
Angled
SDH
ROADMergonomics Fibre
stance
handle Channel
GigE/
10 GigE
Optical
Ethernet testing up to 10G
Multiservice
ROADM
100
Gbit/s
and PTN
CWDM
ROADM
Fiber
Carrier
Ethernet
Service
Legacy
Activation
SONET/
SDH
Transport
Carrier
Ports
and
LAN/WAN
datacom and Ethernet
Fibre stylus
Module: FTB-880 NetBlazer
Channel
Multiservice
Multiservice
Tester
First-class
ergonomics
handle
LAN/WAN
GigE/
FTTH
10 GigE
Angled
stance
Optical
Multiservice
CWDM
Transport
GigE/
and
10datacom
GigE
Carrier
Ethernet
CWDM
Carrier
Ethernet
CWDM
Ports
Angled
and
Service stance Module: FTB-860 NetBlazer
Ethernet
stylus
FTTH
Activation
Ethernet Tester
First-class
ergonomics
handle
Angled
stance
Ports
and
stylus
LAN/WAN
Ports
and
stylus
LAN/WAN
The FTB-810x NetBlazer series offers comprehensive, yet simple test suites for field technicians to easily turn up,
validate and troubleshoot transport circuits—covering all DSn/PDH and SONET/SDH interfaces up to 10 Gbit/s.
The FTB-860 NetBlazer Ethernet Tester enables field technicians to quickly and
easily turn up, validate and troubleshoot Ethernet services, with full EtherSAM
capabilities, from 10 Mbit/s to 10 Gbit/s.
Multiservice testing
The FTB-880 NetBlazer allows field technicians to easily turn up, validate and troubleshoot DSn/PDH, SONET/SDH and
Ethernet services up to 10 Gbit/s in converged optical networks.
FTB-1 Platform
Software test tools
This series of platform-based software testing tools enhance the value of the FTB-1 Platform, providing additional testing capabilities
without the need for additional modules or units.
EXpert test tools
EXpert VoIP generates a voice-over-IP call directly from the test platform to validate performance during service turn-up and
troubleshooting.
› Supports a wide range of signaling protocols, including SIP, SCCP, H.248/Megaco and H.323
› Supports MOS and R-factor quality metrics
› Simplifies testing with configurable pass/fail thresholds and RTP metrics
EXpert IP integrates six commonly used datacom test tools into one platform-based application to ensure that field technicians
are prepared for a wide range of testing needs.
› Rapidly performs debugging sequences with VLAN scan and LAN discovery
› Validates end-to-end ping and traceroute
› Verifies FTP performance and HTTP availability
This powerful IPTV quality assessment solution enables set-top-box emulation and passive monitoring of IPTV streams, allowing
quick and easy pass/fail verification of IPTV installations.
› Real-time video preview
› Analyzes up to 10 video streams
› Comprehensive QoS and QoE metrics including MOS score
Software Applications
Providing lightning-fast results in the first step of fiber-link testing, ConnectorMax is the industry’s first platform-based, automated
inspection application; it delivers quick pass/fail assessment of connector endfaces and is specifically designed to save both time
and money in the field.
Third-party test tools
Wireshark
This live-network packet-capture utility makes it possible to look “inside” the packets and obtain data such as transmission time,
source, destination, protocol type, etc. Users can then diagnose a problem or root out suspicious behavior. Wireshark is a standard
utility on all FTB-1 platforms.
JPerf
This TCP performance testing tool can create TCP and UDP data streams, which measure the throughput of a network that is
carrying them. Thanks to various user-definable parameters, technicians can rely on JPerf to optimize or tune a network under test.
Network Stumbler
Network Stumbler verifies wireless network configurations, enabling field technicians to identify areas that have poor coverage or
wireless interference, and helping them to aim antennas for full effect and find unauthorized access points.
Software utilities
Update Manager
Ensure that your entire fleet of platforms is up-to-date with the latest software, and easily manage your maintenance contracts.
VNC configuration
The Virtual Network Computing utility allows technicians to easily communicate settings to remote colleagues.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Access the Web directly from your platform interface.
Bluetooth file-sharing
Share files from your FTB-1 to any Bluetooth-enabled device.
Wi-Fi connection
Display available Wi-Fi connections and save your default settings.
FTB-1 Platform
CONNECTED ANYWHERE, ANYTIME
The value of connectivity resides in the ability to connect your platform anywhere, at any time. That’s why we have equipped our
platforms with the technology to be as flexible as possible. Whether to transfer data to the cloud, to a device or to acquire a
platform’s location via GPS, you have what it takes.
GPS
Secure VPN communications
We have brought VPN capabilities to our platforms to provide a secured connection for those who
need it. And, we cover 99% of the world’s VPN connection types, thanks to Cisco, Juniper and
Checkpoints* technologies. Secure communications are now within your reach.a,b
3G mobility
Our 3G universal USB angle is ready to house most service provider SIM cards. In fact, it is
compatible with over 80% of the worldwide 3G coverage offered by all the main 3G service
providers using unlocked SIM cards.b,c
Remote control
Use remote assistance to troubleshoot units in the field, trigger tests remotely or help a technician
with a problem. Working without it is hard to imagine.
Instant messaging
Since our platforms are Windows-based, they are just like a PC. You can install chat tools to quickly
communicate with your team.
Notes
a.Please refer to the User Guide to learn how to set up your VPN connection, as required by your IT department.
b. Current FTB platform must be updated to the latest version supporting these options.
c. Please refer to the User Guide when installing this device on your compatible FTB platform.
FTB-1 Platform
EXFO CONNECT MAKES YOUR DATA MEAN BUSINESS
EXFO Connect lets you store and push equipment and test data automatically to our cloud-based servers, allowing you to
streamline test operations, from build-out to maintenance.
CENTRALIZED DATA
Centralize and automate inventory management to
provide global visibility
- Platform profiles
- Inventory reports
- Configuration
validations
Test Equipment Manager, a component of EXFO Connect, deals
with the constant demands of software updates, keeping track
of the equipment and ensuring that field technicians involved
in network construction, maintenance or troubleshooting are
properly equipped. The best part? It’s all automated.
Executive
Operations
Manager
REPORTS
- Productivity
- Closeout
- Pass/fail
- Inventory
Engineer
Marketing
Manager
Create and customize reports from collected data
EXFO Connect tracks and updates your test gear, giving you
fingertip access to all the data and allowing for quick correlation
and tailored reporting for any member of the organization.
Store and consolidate test data across
the entire company
Test Data Manager, another component of EXFO Connect,
allows managers to make the most of their test investment.
It extracts the full value out of the generated test data to help
you optimize network efficiency, all through a highly automated,
secure and centralized environment.
AUTOMATED
DATA UPLOAD
GIS
OSS
Business
Intelligence
FTB-1 Platform
Update Manager
Stay current with the FTB-1 Update Manager, which enables you to easily manage the
applications developed for your test solution. Thanks to EXFO’s feature enhancement
program, it has never been easier to benefit from our latest innovation. Based on customer
feedback, acute market trend analysis and compliance with the latest standards, EXFO is
committed to ensuring that your product is at its best.
Designed for Efficiency
1 Power meter and VFL
7 AC adapter
13 Power on/off
2 Stylus
8 Back stand
14 Battery LED
3 Two USB 2.0 ports
9 Speaker out
15 Module compartment
4 1 GigE port
10 Brightness
16 Battery
5 Head set
11 Keyboard/screen capture
6 Fiber inspection probe video port
12 Switch application
1
2
4
3
5
6
8
7
15
9
10
11
12
13 14
16
FTB-1 Platform
TECHNICAL specifications
General specifications
Display
Touchscreen, color, 800 x 480 TFT, 178 mm (7 in)
Size (H x W x D)
190 mm x 252 mm x 66 mm
(7 1/2 in x 9 15/16 in x 2 5/8 in)
Interfaces
Two USB 2.0 ports
RJ-45 LAN 10/100/1000 Mbit/s
Fiber inspection probe connector port (video)
Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi (hardware option)
Weight (with battery)
1.5 kg (3.3 lb)
Temperature
Operating
Storage
0 °C to 50 °C (32 °F to 122 °F)
–40 °C to 70 °C (–40 °F to 158 °F)**
Relative humidity
0 % to 95 % non-condensing
Storage
8 GB internal memory (flash)
16 GB internal memory (flash), optional
Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries
Batteries
8 hours of operation as per Telcordia* (Bellcore)
TR-NWT-001138
Power supply
AC/DC adapter, input 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz,
1.6 A max, output 24 VDC, 3.75 A
Computer
Intel ATOM processor
Windows Embedded Standard operating system
* With optional extended-life battery.
** –20 °C to 60 °C (–4 °F to 140 °F) with the battery pack.
Accessories
FP4S
400x Fiber Inspection Probe
GP-2028
Computer security cable kit
FP4D
200x/400x Fiber Inspection Probe
GP-2112
3G Universal USB Dongle
GP-10-086
Rigid FTB-1 carrying case
GP-2113
GPS USB Dongle
GP-10-072
Semi-rigid FTB-1 carrying case
GP-2137
USB-to-RS-232 converter
GP-302
USB mouse
GP-2138
DC car adapter/inverter
GP-1002
Headset
GP-2144
USB 16G micro-drive
GP-1008
VFL adapter (2.5 mm to 1.25 mm)
GP-2155
Carry-on size backpack
GP-2001
USB keyboard
GP-2200
Module receptacle back panel
GP-2016
10 feet RJ-45 LAN cable
PM-1 Built-in Power Meter Specifications a
Calibrated wavelengths (nm)
850, 1300, 1310, 1490, 1550, 1625, 1650
Optional CWDM calibrated
wavelengths (nm)
1270, 1290, 1310, 1330, 1350, 1370, 1390, 1410, 1430, 1450, 1470, 1490,
1510, 1530, 1550, 1570, 1590, 1610, 1383, 1625
Power range (dBm)
10 to —86 (InGaAs)
26 to —64 (GeX)
Uncertainty (%) b
±5 % ± 3 pW (InGaAs)
±5 % ± 0.4 nW (GeX)
Display resolution (dB)
InGaAs
GeX
0.01 = max to —76 dBm
0.1 = —76 dBm to —86 dBm
1 = —86 dBm to min
0.01 = max to —54 dBm
0.1 = —50 dBm to —60 dBm
1 = —60 dBm to min
Automatic offset nulling range c
Max power to —63 dBm for InGaAs
Max power to —40 dBm for GeX
Tone detection (Hz)
270/1000/2000
Visual fault locator (VFL) (optional)
Laser, 650 nm ±10 nm
CW
Typical Pout in 62.5/125 µm: 3 dBm (2 mW)
Notes
a. At 23 ºC ±1 ºC, 1550 nm and FC connector. With modules in idle mode. Battery operated.
b. Up to 5 dBm.
c. For ±0.05 dB, from 18 ºC to 28 ºC.
Laser Safety
This product complies with 21 CFR 1040.10 and
1040.11 except for deviations pursuant to Laser
Notice No.50 dated 2001.
If VFL option is available
IEC 60825-1:2007
21 CFR 1040.10
LASER RADIATION
AVOID DIRECT EYE EXPOSURE
CLASS 3R LASER PRODUCT
l: 650 ±10 nm
Pout maximum < 5mW (into free space)
21 CFR 1040.10 AND IEC 60825-1:2007
CLASS 3R WITH VFL OPTION
FTB-1 Platform
ORDERING INFORMATION
FTB-1-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
Software option
00 = Without software option
IPT = Ping traceroute software
FPSA = With fiber inspection probe analysis software
FPSAMF = ConnectorMax kit: Single-fiber analysis and reporting;
multiple-fiber connectors wizard and reporting
Model
FTB-1
Display
S1 = TFT active screen
S2 = Outdoor-enhanced screen
Memory
00 = 8 GB internal memory (flash)
XMEM = 16 GB internal memory (flash)
Probe
00 = Without probe
FP4S = Inspection probe (400x)
FP4D = Inspection probe (200x/400x)
Battery
00 = Standard rechargeable lithium-ion battery
EXT = Extended-life rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Wi-Fi/Bluetooth hardware option
00 = Without RF components
RF = With RF capability (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth)
Power meter
00 = Without power meter
VFL1 = Visual fault locator only
VPM2X = VFL platform; PM; GeX detector a
VPM2X-CWDM = VFL platform; PM; GeX detector; CWDM
wavelengths calibrated (from 1270 nm to 1610 nm) a
VPM3 = VFL; power meter; InGaAs detector a
VPM3-CWDM = V
FL; power meter; InGaAs detector; CWDM
wavelengths calibrated (from 1270 to 1610 nm) a
Connector adapter
FOA-12 = Biconic
FOA-14 = NEC D4: PC, SPC, UPC
FOA-16 = SMA/905, SMA-906
FOA-22 = FC/PC, FC/SPC, FC/UPC, FC/APC
FOA-28 = DIN 47256, DIN 47256/APC
FOA-32 = ST: ST/PC, ST/SPC, ST/UPC
FOA-54 = SC: SC/PC, SC/SPC, SC/UPC, SC/APC)
FOA-78 = Radiall EC
FOA-96B = E-2000 E-2000/APC
FOA-98 = LC
FOA-99 = MU
WC2 = FOA-FC-ST-SC-LC
Example: FTB-1-S2-XMEM-EXT-RF-VPM2X-FOA-78-FP4S-FPSA
Note
a. Connector adapter available.
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EXFO is certified ISO 9001 and attests to the quality of these products. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. EXFO has made every effort to ensure that the information contained in
this specification sheet is accurate. However, we accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions, and we reserve the right to modify design, characteristics and products at any time without obligation. Units
of measurement in this document conform to SI standards and practices. In addition, all of EXFO’s manufactured products are compliant with the European Union’s WEEE directive. For more information, please
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In case of discrepancy, the Web version takes precedence over any printed literature.­­­
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