Innocor enhances Tsunami test platform

3 November 2003 Almonte, Canada Lightwave -- Innocor, a provider of broadband network test equipment, has introduced the 10GbE LAN module, which offers forward error correction support for 10-Gigabit Ethernet LAN based on Optical Transport Network G.709 features. The Tsunami shelf system also provides a multi-slot test solution for Generic Framing Procedure and Virtual Concatenation.

3 November 2003 Almonte, Canada Lightwave -- Innocor, a provider of broadband network test equipment, has introduced new capabilities for its Tsunami test platform. The 10GbE LAN module offers forward error correction (FEC) support for 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) LAN based on Optical Transport Network (OTN) G.709 features. The Tsunami shelf system also provides a multi-slot test solution for Generic Framing Procedure (GFP) and Virtual Concatenation (VCAT) with up to 16 fully independent modules for the test and verification of next-generation SONET/SDH.

Innocor's modular approach offers the flexibility for tight integration with multiple protocols including OTN, GFP, VCAT, SONET/SDH, 1/10-Gigabit Ethernet, and ATM.

"The latest additions to our test equipment portfolio were developed in response to an increased customer demand for testing capabilities for 10GbE LAN beyond G.709 rates as well as for next-generation SONET/SDH," said Randy Gill, president of Innocor. "Our equipment combines advanced features across multiple protocols, offering a flexible, easy-to-use solution for a wide range of test scenarios in R&D labs and manufacturing."

The 10GbE LAN hardware module can be factory-equipped with an OTN hardware option for a resultant line rate of 11.095 Gbits/sec. The new GFP/VCAT option offers next-generation SONET/SDH testing capabilities at OC-48/STM-16 rates. Innocor is also adding ATM testing support to its portfolio for the OC-3/STM-1 and OC-12/STM-4 interfaces of the multi-rate module.

Innocor's Tsunami shelf system offers traffic loading, error injection, monitoring and payload analysis, and boasts superior port density, a result of its multi-slot design. It is available in two mainframe configurations -- 3 slot or 17 slot - both allowing flexible configuration of interface types, transmission rates, protocol support, and port density. In addition to an Java-based graphical user interface (GUI), all test modules offer automation and scripting capabilities through a telnet or RS-232-based Command Line Interface (CLI).

The Tsunami 10GbE LAN module with optional OTN support, the OC-48/STM-16 GFP/VCAT, and OC-3/12/STM-1/4 ATM options on the multi-rate module will be generally available in Q4 2003.

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