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FastReporter3 announcement

Optictelecom group and EXFO Inc. are pleased to announce FastReporter 3. This newversion brings new unique features as well as improvement on some of the pain point in FR2.

What’s new?

  • New licensing mechanism
  • New user interface
  • New validator mode
  • New job management capabilities
  • 90 days FREE trial!

 

NEW LICENSING

From one central web-based application you canmanage FastReporter3 licenses for an entiregroup of users. Licenses are now ‘’user-based’’instead of fixed PC-based like with the previousversion of FR.

What does it mean for your customer?

  1. Easy license assignment via emailinvitation.
  2. Easy license re-assignment to another user (ex: employee leaving the company)
  3. Access FR3 from any PC. Simply install it and enter your user credential to unlock all thefeatures
  4. No longer need to call EXFO factory to get a new key in case of PC change

NEW USER INTERFACE

We have re-designed the entire layout of the interface with new icons and opened menu.

 

What does it mean for your customer?

Greatly decrease the learning curve of the application and offer a better user experience.

NEW VALIDATOR MODE

Nowadays expert to analyze and validate test results coming from the field are becoming more and more rare and hard to find. To train someone from scratch could take months to year before reaching expert level. Furthermore, auditor expert can spend hours validating several job and test parameters for every measurement.

With FastReporter 3 we are pleased to introduce a new and industry unique ‘’VALIDATOR’’ mode.

What does it mean for your customer?

By simply defining validation template, user can apply those templates and measurement to be validated and FR3 will compare the template with the measurement and will return a PASS ro FAIL validation verdicts in seconds. Novice user can now validate their results in seconds instead of hours.

NEW JOB MANAGEMENT

FastReporter 3 is fully integrated with TestFlow. You can define jobs in TestFlow server, execute them in the field, automatically upload the results in the server and open the jobs into FastReporter 3. Test files will be automatically matched together based on the job definition. User will no longer have to make sure all the Identifications ID matched in order to group test results type together (ex: iOLM + FIP) in order to generate combined reports.

NEW 90 DAYS TRIAL

After downloading and installing FastReporter 3 on their PC, users will be prompted to create a TestFlow account in order to benefits and try all the features for 90 days!

After the 90 days, users will still be able to user FR3 in basic more, with basic functionalities (similar to what FR2 free mode offers)

FR2 VS FR3

  FR2 FR3
PC based

YES

PC and FTB

YES

PC and FTB

Free trial

YES

30 days

YES

90 days

Licensing

- Fixed to PC

- USB dongle

- User based

- USB dongle

Automated validation

NO

Manual

YES

Automated

User interface

Small and old fashion

Require more clicks

Large and up to date

Less clicks and open

Business model

Perpetual = Fixed to PC

USB dongle

Subscription

USB dongle

Job management

NO

Manual

YES

Integrated with TestFlow

Support

We still sell licenses for 6 to 8 month

No new feature

Product pack and hotfix on case by case

Full support

New features

 

IMPORTANT

  • FR3 still available only in English, Spehish and French. Other languages are coming soon.
  • XLS report templates can be easily transfered from FR2 to FR3. 
  • FR2 and FR3 can be installed on one PC simultaneously.
  • Since March 2019 FR3 will be pre-installed on FTB-1, FTB-2 and FTB-4 platforms. Users can use it in base/free mode for simple results viewing or use TestFlow user's credentials (like on PC) to unblock additional functionalities. USB dongle also can be used.