Acterna streamlines optical network circuit testing

March 1, 2001
Mar. 1, 2001--Acterna, a broadband access member of the Cisco Service Provider Solutions Ecosystem, announced a remote OC-48 test and monitoring system.

Acterna, a broadband access member of the Cisco Service Provider Solutions Ecosystem, announced a remote OC-48 test and monitoring system that combines the power of the Cisco ONS 15900 Wavelength Router with Acterna's ANT-20 analyzer for CLEC, ILEC, IXC and cable customers.

With this solution, joint Acterna and Cisco customers can remotely qualify the optical network connected by Cisco's ONS 15900 Wavelength router to carry voice, video, and data services.

The ANT-20's remote capability enables automated service fulfillment and service assurance for telecommunications service providers. Capabilities afforded by Acterna's solution include integrated test and monitoring, service level agreement (SLA) management, quality of service (QoS), capacity management, alarm management and service activation.

The configurable ANT family features maximum functionality for diverse requirements, such as remote controllability and support for complex signal structures. This includes built-in options for optical/electrical interfaces and mux/demux capabilities from DS-1/E1 to OC-192c/STM-64c.

The product can also be used for analysis of different anomalies and defects, simultaneous measurement of a variety of error conditions for incoming signals as well as jitter and wander effects.

The Cisco Service Provider Solutions Ecosystem is a community of technology and deployment companies enabling service providers to seize revenue and service opportunities created by the transition from circuit to packet networks. With the ecosystem model, service providers gain efficiency, innovation, and flexibility along with the power to choose products and services based on open industry standards. Key categories of member focus include OSS/BSS, voice applications and packet telephony, broadband access, and solution integration/deployment.

About Acterna:

Acterna is a provider of optical transport network testing and management equipment. The company's optical testing equipment is used to help manufacture, deploy, manage and optimize high-speed fiber optic networks.