Xena Networks debuts first tri-speed Ethernet test module

Xena Networks, a Denmark-based developer of gigabit Ethernet test systems, announced its first tri-speed 10-40-100 Gbps Ethernet Test Module, targeted at carriers, enterprises, and research departments ramping up to deploy 100 Gigabit Ethernet following the ratification of the standard by the IEEE and ITU-T.

Xena Networks, a Denmark-based developer of Gigabit Ethernet test systems, announced its first tri-speed 10-40-100 Gbps Ethernet Test Module, targeted at carriers, enterprises, and research departments ramping up to deploy 100 Gigabit Ethernet following the ratification of the standard by the IEEE and ITU-T.

“Right now most of our customers are deploying 10G to meet bandwidth demand while examining how to re-equip their networks to cost-effectively support 100 Gigabit Ethernet,” explains Jacob Nielsen, CEO of Xena Networks. “So in this transition phase, having one test module that can handle the three top speeds makes life easier for test engineers, while also keeping the accounting department happy.”

Xena’s new tri-speed module provides a suite of test features for Layer 2 and Layer 3, including protocol testing, capture, histograms, service disruption measurements, multi-stream Ethernet generation and test, and RFC 2544 benchmarking. It is augmented with 40/100G-specific features, such as virtual lane swapping, skewing, and PRBS testing, and is available for Xena’s large (4U) 12-module XenaBay chassis and small (1U) single-module XenaCompact chassis.


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