QUEBEC CITY, CANADA, July 9 —- EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. will showcase the IQ-12001-04 Multifiber Test System (MFTS) at NFOEC booth #6225 July 9 to 11, in Baltimore, Maryland. The MFTS, a major upgrade over the previous single fiber test system, performs automated insertion loss and optical return loss measurements on multifiber patchcords and interconnect assemblies. These devices, including hybrid and fan-out patchcords, are commonly used in fiber systems. EXFO’s next-generation automated test system can carry out single or dual-wavelength tests on as many as 24 fibers in a single cable. The MFTS’ intuitive graphical user interface renders the complex measurement procedure easy to handle. As a result, even operators with minimal training can be highly productive on the manufacturing floor. "As new multifiber patchcords and interconnect assemblies become more complex, we have adapted our product line to meet our customers’ needs in this growing market,” said Mario Larose, Vice-President of Marketing at EXFO. “The new Multifiber Test System will enable patchcord manufacturers to achieve the same kind of productivity as if they were testing a single fiber."