EXFO Launches MXS-9100 MEMS Matrix Optical Switch

              EXFO Launches MXS-9100 MEMS Matrix Optical Switch

PR Newswire

QUEBEC CITY, March 14, 2013

QUEBEC CITY, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF)
announces the  launch  of  the  MXS-9100, jointly  developed  with  DiCon  and 
available exclusively from EXFO. DiCon  Fiberoptics' MXS-9100 MEMS MxN  Matrix 
Optical Switch is optimized  for use with EXFO  systems and software  control, 
and allows any M  input fibers to connect  to any N output  fibers in a  fully 
non-blocking manner.

Today's network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) are facing multiple challenges.
They need to test multiple devices  and instruments running at multiple  rates 
all in the right sequence. They require exceptionally fast switching times and
low optical loss so there is  no compromise on performance and budget.  EXFO's 
MXS-9100 delivers fast protection switching at the fiber layer and  automation 
of test sequences in design, verification and manufacturing systems,  allowing 
NEMs to increase  automation and  share multiple devices  between tests  while 
using the right application at the right time.

Furthermore, in the R&D  environment, decreased CAPEX means  that labs can  no 
longer afford to  provide each technician  with a full  suite of equipment  to 
perform their  tests,  making  centralized  equipment  sharing  and  automated 
network testing the norm. EXFO's MXS-9100 provides physical-layer connectivity
for   the   sharing   of   high-value   equipment.   The   MXS-9100   delivers 
instrument-grade performance  ensuring  maximum  signal  fidelity,  with  high 
stability and repeatability while being protocol and bit-rate independent.

DiCon's all-optical cross-connect technology  provides the unique  combination 
of low insertion loss,  fast switching and very  high reliability required  by 
engineers in their lab or manufacturing environments. With its remote  control 
capabilities using SCPI commands  over Ethernet, the  MXS-9100 is the  perfect 
solution for  the sharing  of centralized  instruments or  automated tests  in 

The MXS-9100 is available  now. For more information,  visit the MXS-9100  Web 

Please visit EXFO at the OFC/NFOEC Conference at the Anaheim Convention Center
from March 19 to 21, 2013 in booth 2212 for a demo of the new MXS-9100.

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 wireline
and wireless  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, VDSL2,  ADSL2+  and  various 
optical technologies accounting for more than 35% of the portable  fiber-optic 
test market. EXFO has  a staff of approximately  1700 people in 25  countries, 
supporting more than  2000 customers  worldwide. For  more information,  visit 



Marie-Anne Grondin
Public Relations and Media Specialist
(418) 683-0913, Ext. 23417

Vance Oliver
Manager, Investor Relations
(418) 683-0913, Ext. 23733
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