FTB-860 NetBlazer Series Ethernet Testers

The ongoing deployment of GigE and 10 GigE circuits across access and metro networks demands a testing solution that seamlessly adapts to either operating environment—without sacrificing portability, speed or cost—in order to guarantee the performance and quality of service (QoS) metrics of these services. Leveraging the powerful, intelligent FTB-1 handheld platform, the NetBlazer series streamlines processes and empowers field technicians to seamlessly transition between 10/100/1000/10000 interfaces to rapidly adapt to a variety of networking environments. The NetBlazer series is a portfolio of fully integrated 10 Mbit/s to 10 Gbit/s handheld Ethernet testers. Available in three hardware configurations, each FTB-860x offers the industry’s largest TFT screen with unprecedented configuration simplicity via hybrid touchscreen/keypad navigation. Platform connectivity is abundant via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet or USB ports, making it accessible in any environment.


  • Deployment, validation and troubleshooting of access and metro Ethernet services
  • Comprehensive testing across 10 Mbit/s to 10 Gbit/s network environments

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Accelerate Ethernet service activation with bi-directional EtherSAM (ITU-T Y.1564) and RFC 2544 test suites, multistream traffic generation, Through mode and bit-error-rate (BER) testing
  • Experience unprecedented configuration simplicity with hybrid touchscreen/keypad navigation and data entry
  • Increase technician autonomy and productivity with intelligent discovery of remote EXFO Ethernet testers, as well as in-service testing via dual-port Through mode
  • Eliminate errors in data interpretation with revolutionary new GUI on 7-inch TFT screen, historical event logger, visual gauges and 3D-icon depictions of pass/fail outcomes
  • Integrated applications to test VoIP services, and additional IP test utilities including VLAN scan and LAN discovery via EXpert VoIP and EXpert IP test tools


Ordering Information

Part NumberDescription
FTB-860 Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T electrical and GigE optical tester
FTB-860G Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T electrical and GigE optical tester
FTB-860GL Ethernet 10/100/1000 electrical, GigE optical and 10 GigE LAN/WAN