Digital Lightwave intros MSA 2030 module

NOVEMBER 19, 2008 -- Digital Lightwave's MSA 2030 moduled adds VCAT, LCAS, GFP capabilities to its Multi-Service Analyzer series, making it ideal for both legacy and next-generation network testing applications.

NOVEMBER 19, 2008 -- Digital Lightwave Inc. (search for Digital Lightwave), provider of optical networking test equipment and technology, today announced the addition of its MSA 2030 Module for the NIC Platform. The new Multi-Service Analyzer module provides a range of testing capabilities in a single module, says the company.

The MSA 2030 is available with SONET/SDH testing from 51 Mbits/sec up to 155 Mbits/sec, 622 Mbits/sec, 2.5 Gbits/sec, or 10Gbits/sec. Virtual Concatenation (VCAT), Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme (LCAS), and Generic Framing Procedure (GFP) are available as license-based test options. Ethernet testing is available, including 10/100/1000BaseT (dual ports), Gigabit Ethernet (dual ports), and 10-GbE LAN/WAN interfaces.

Additional license-based test options available for the MSA 2030 include OTN testing at 2.6 Gbits/sec and 10.7 Gbits/sec, 10-GbE WAN, 10 GbE over OTN, and ODU-1 to ODU-2 multiplexing with additional capabilities available soon. Test options can be added at the time of initial purchase or at a future date with only a license key.

"With increasing demand for all-in-one functionality in a single test instrument, the MSA 2030 Module answers our customers' needs," reports Doyle Mills, director of product marketing. "Our Multi-Service Analyzer (MSA) and Ethernet Service Analyzer (ESA) series modules set the standard for test equipment performance and flexibility. These new modules, combined with the flexibility of the NIC Platform, enable customers to configure the product to suit their needs today, then upgrade and re-configure as needed to support future developments," adds Mills.

The MSA 2030 Module is available in all NIC Platform products, including the compact and lightweight two-slot portable chassis and five-slot NIC Plus (portable) and NIC EP (rackmount). Combined with additional NIC modules, including 40/43-Gbit/sec testing, OSA, PDH/T-Carrier and Jitter/Wander, the NIC can provide a custom all-in-one option for testing today's advanced optical and next-generation networks, says the company.

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