June 3, 2004 Clearwater, FL-- Digital Lightwave, Inc., a provider of optical networking technology and test instruments, today announced the introduction of simultaneous and independent testing of multiple tributaries within a SONET stream as an additional feature to the NIC Plus Embedded-Platform (NIC Plus EP).
"Carriers provide many types of tributaries on their networks," said Doyle Mills, director of product marketing at Digital Lightwave. "Our multiple tributary testing allows carriers to save time provisioning and troubleshooting their optical and electrical circuits. One particular capability of this new feature allows testing of more than ten simultaneous and independent DS3s from a single optical signal, which is an industry first."
This new development utilizes the advanced hardware design of Digital Lightwave's Optical Multi-Rate module, enabling a user to test various combinations of STS-12, STS-3, STS-1 and DS3 tributaries embedded within a single higher-speed SONET optical carrier (OC-3/12/48) stream. Each test is bidirectional (transmit and receive), simultaneous and independent.
The NIC Plus EPI is an embedded, rack mounted, and remotely controlled monitoring solution that allows network providers the ability to perform centralized management of their optical and electrical networks. Multiple tributary testing is available on new NIC Plus EP units or as an upgrade to existing NIC Plus EP and Network Access Agent units.