Exfo is going to the cloud to back up installation and maintenance operations. The company has introduced the first two of a planned suite of cloud-based software applications for its test systems.
The first Exfo Connect application is the Test Equipment Manager, which allows service providers to track and manage large pools of test equipment in the field. Test Equipment Manager provides Exfo smart test platforms with automatic software upgrades, instrument maintenance, distribution of test configurations, accurate asset inventory and more to ensure process compliance, and also to guarantee that all configurations are up-to-date and consistent throughout the entire equipment pool, the company said.
The second application, Test Data Manager, provides a highly secure and centralized environment to view or generate reports based on historical test data.
Delivered as a cost-effective cloud-based software service, Exfo Connect simplifies implementation and eliminates the need for local server installation or maintenance, the company said.
Germain Lamonde, Exfo’s chairman, president and CEO, said that the end result of developing an ecosystem of Windows-based, modular test platforms and then connecting them is to “increase operating efficiency and reduce operating expenses by delivering automation and intelligence to the test and measurement components of their operations.”