APRIL 15, 2008 -- JDSU (search for JDSU) has announced the latest generation of its T-BERD/MTS optical tester line, the T-BERD/MTS-6000A Multi-Services Application Module. The company asserts that the new unit is the industry's most compact 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) multi-function tester for the installation and maintenance of Carrier Ethernet and IP services.
Testing high-bandwidth services like IPTV has become a requirement beyond the access network because of the convergence of Carrier Ethernet networks and high-bandwidth triple-play services. This convergence is complicated by the development and deployment of a number of new Ethernet technologies such as Provider Backbone Bridge Transport (PBB-TE), requiring significant qualification during the design and deployment phase to ensure QoS of business and residential triple-play services, JDSU says.
"High-bandwidth triple-play services are driving new test needs and are a main cause of the drastic rise in 10GbE circuits -- and the need for a new handheld metro core tester like the T-BERD/MTS-6000A Multi-Services Application Module," explains Jim Nerschook, vice president and general manager of JDSU's telecommunication field services (TFS) product group in the JDSU Communications Test and Measurement business segment. "Thanks to its multi-function capabilities, the T-BERD/MTS-6000A enables a quick return on capital investment, reduces mean time to repair, and simplifies testing -- which reduces operational expenses."
With field applications for servicing metro core telecom networks, wireless/cable switch centers and backhaul networks, government telecommunications, and network equipment manufacturer field installation and support groups, the Multi-Services Application Module combines in one product 10 GbE, IP video, TCP/UDP, FTP test, and support for Ethernet and SONET/SDH up to 10GbE/10G on the same physical port. A user interface helps the technician quickly set up and evaluate tests as well as troubleshoot problems, reducing operational expense, JDSU concludes.