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JDSU Unveils All-in-One Test Platform for FTTx Networks


The new JDSU MTS/T-BERD-4000 modular handheld test instrument helps service providers reduce investment and training costs

Milpitas, Calif.- JDSU today announced release of the MTS/T-BERD-4000 Multiple Services Test Platform for testing and maintenance of FTTx networks. The MTS/T-BERD-4000 is an innovative, modular handheld test instrument that provides communication service providers a complete tool box to perform tests from the physical layer to the application layer. The MTS/T-BERD-4000 is on display this week at the FTTH Council Expo 2008 in Nashville, September 22-24 (booth #1303).

With nearly 70,000 units deployed worldwide, the JDSU MTS/T-BERD product line has built a solid worldwide reputation based on cutting-edge design and performance. The MTS/T-BERD-4000 continues this success by offering a full optical test solution set which combines the functionality of an OTDR, PON meter, LTS, video inspection scope, VFL power meter, and laser source into one platform, reducing the overall amount of equipment technicians need to carry into the field.

“Understanding that FTTx service providers worldwide face multiple topologies to manage, it became obvious that we had to design a compact, multi-layer solution to enable FTTx crews to rapidly install and maintain their networks,” said Dave Holly, vice president and general manager in the Communications Test & Measurement business segment.. “Not only were multiple pieces of test equipment required before the introduction of the MTS/T-BERD 4000 but also it provides a compact and rugged platform as a single tester, further reducing investment and training costs.”

The MTS/T-BERD-4000 provides a large, seven-inch display screen with an ergonomic and intuitive graphical user interface, similar to the market-leading MTS/T-BERD 6000 and 8000 models. There are also versatile and user-friendly functions such as automated scripting capability and data reporting, a web browser for Internet access, remote control access allowing remote assistance, 1 GB extended memory, and extended battery life using smart Lithium ion cells.


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