JDSU Adds Advanced Test Features to T-BERD®/MTS-6000A
Test Platform Delivers Industry’s Smallest 10 GigE Field Tester with Advanced IPTV and Triple-Play Service Test Features
Milpitas, Calif. – JDSU today announced new features for the T-BERD/MTS-6000A Multi-Services Application Module, the industry’s most compact 10 GigE multi-function tester for the installation and maintenance of Carrier Ethernet and IP services. The T-BERD/MTS-6000A is on display this week at Light Reading’s Ethernet Expo 2008 in New York, October 20-21 (booth 123).
With the new features, JDSU continues to combine in one product a high degree of packet and optical network test power. New features include Fibre Channel (1/2/4/10G), OTN (OTU1/OTU2), Ethernet Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM), Provider Backbone Bridge/Provider Backbone Transport (PBB/PBT), and electrical test functionality (DS1/DS3 and E1/E3/E4/STM1e).
Testing high-bandwidth services like IPTV has become a requirement beyond the access network because of the convergence of cost-effective Carrier Ethernet networks and high-bandwidth triple-play services. This convergence is complicated by the development and deployment of a number of new Ethernet technologies such as PBB/PBT, requiring significant qualification during the design and deployment phase to ensure quality of service (QoS) of business and residential triple-play services.
“While IP/Ethernet remains the highest growth technology segment, the field deployment of circuit-switched technologies remains robust. Recognizing this fact, we view the T-BERD/MTS-6000A Multi-Services Application Module as the ideal tool for field deployment in metro core networks,” said Jim Nerschook, vice president and general manager in JDSU’s Communications Test and Measurement business segment. “With this feature set, the T-BERD/MTS-6000A solidifies its position as the next-generation packet optical network tester of choice and further enables a quick return on capital investment, reduces mean time to repair and simplifies testing – which helps to reduce overall operational expenses.”
With field applications for servicing Metro Core telecom networks, wireless/cable switch centers and backhaul networks, government telecommunications and network equipment manufacturer field installation and support groups, the Multi-Services Application Module is the latest innovation for the award-winning, industry-leading T BERD/MTS family of test solutions.
In addition to the new features, existing test features of the Multi-Services Application Module include 10 GigE, IP Video, TCP/UDP, file transfer protocol (FTP) test and support for Ethernet and SONET/SDH up to 10GigE/10G on the same physical port. A powerful user interface helps the technician quickly set up and evaluate tests as well as troubleshoot problems, reducing operational expense.
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