JDSU Unveils MTS/T-BERD 6000; Delivers Industry's Highest-Performance OTDR and Smallest Fiber Characterization Tester

JDSU today announced the latest generation of its MTS/T-BERD optical tester line, the MTS-6000/T-BERD 6000. A compact and lightweight test platform designed for the installation and maintenance of fiber networks, the MTS/T-BERD 6000 weighs only 2.4kg/5.3 lbs. and offers field service technicians the highest levels of performance and upgradeability on the market.

Milpitas, California and Chicago, June 6, 2006 � JDSU today announced the latest generation of its MTS/T-BERD optical tester line, the MTS-6000/T-BERD 6000. A compact and lightweight test platform designed for the installation and maintenance of fiber networks, the MTS/T-BERD 6000 weighs only 2.4kg/5.3 lbs. and offers field service technicians the highest levels of performance and upgradeability on the market. Modular in design, the MTS/T-BERD 6000 offers an extensive portfolio of test functionality, with over 40 different fiber modules supporting a wide range of applications, and is a single source for future fiber and photonic testing needs. The MTS/T-BERD 6000 will be introduced at GlobalComm 2006 in Chicago, June 4-8 (booth 67040).

The new product will be marketed as the T-BERD 6000 in North America and the MTS-6000 throughout Europe, Asia and all other regions.

"The JDSU MTS/T-BERD 6000 combines the technology leadership of JDSU's MTS/T-BERD 8000 Multiple Network Optical Test platform in an extremely compact and lightweight tester" said Enzo di Luigi, general manager of JDSU's fiber optics Test and Measurement group. "Compatibility with our existing range of fiber test application modules range ensures that our clients maximize their investment returns on our test solutions."

Highest Performance OTDR on Market
Performance highlights of the MTS/T-BERD 6000 include a Very Long Range (VLR) optical time domain reflectometry (OTDR) module, combining several new features into one first-of-its-kind OTDR tester for FTTx, access, metro and core network optical applications. Advanced test head design allows this VLR module to provide an industry first in reducing deadzones to below one meter and allowing higher precision and better fault-finding.

Also featured is JDSU's industry-leading ultra long-haul (UHD) module that achieves the highest performance of any OTDR field instrument on the market (up to 50dB at 1550nm). This module's superior performance enables a test to be completed six times faster than with an existing 40dB OTDR, offering impressive time savings for network installation and fault isolation.

Highly Integrated Design Ensures Maximum Versatility
New high-speed delivery systems for triple play, 3G, Agile Optical Networking (AON), and FTTx are changing the way fiber infrastructure systems are installed and maintained. The MTS/T-BERD 6000 meets the cost objectives of every single test function required while also leaving a migration path to new test requirements.

The MTS/T-BERD 6000 is a highly integrated modular platform with a large high-visibility color screen (with an optional touchscreen display), a high-capacity lithium ion battery, an optional video fiber scope, and built-in optical test functions such as a visual fault locator, power meter, optical talkset and loss test set (LTS). Using an innovative automatic bi-directional analysis function, the MTS/T-BERD 6000 can save up to 50 percent test time for OTDR, insertion loss (IL), and optical return loss (ORL) measurements.

The versatility of the MTS/T-BERD 6000 allows it to address additional test applications such as polarization mode dispersion (PMD), chromatic dispersion (CD), wavelength division multiplexing (C/DWDM), and spectral attenuation measurements. The MTS/T-BERD 6000 also sets the standard as the smallest dispersion tester (PMD or CD) available on the market today.

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