August 4, 2005 Ontario, Canada -- Consultronics recently introduced its Prowla P1 line of portable, battery-powered analyzers for testing and monitoring Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and Ethernet networks. The company says the device offers the ability to perform RFC 2544 and other commissioning and performance related measurements on various levels of Ethernet interfaces.
The device has two GbE optical test ports, and two GbE 1000/100/10baseT electrical test ports. Primarily aimed at telecom service providers, the device can terminate a circuit and perform a full analysis of the service in order to confirm the performance of provisioned circuits. In addition, the device can be inserted in a serial fashion between the customer and the network, providing vital analysis of the in-service circuit. The units' "wirespeed" throughput minimizes added delay, according to the company.
Controlling the device locally and remotely is handled via Web Browser. In-band communications allows the device to appear as an element of an IP network.
The analyzer is now shipping.