JDSU expands SmartClass handheld tester

AUGUST 26, 2009 -- JDSU has expanded functionality of its SmartClass Triple Play Services (TPS) test instrument.

AUGUST 26, 2009 -- JDSU (search Lightwave for JDSU) has expanded functionality of its SmartClass Triple Play Services (TPS) test instrument, an all-in-one handheld tool for the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of IP video, VoIP, IP data, ADSL 1/2/2+, and copper services.

New functions include an integrated web browser for ease of use and verification of on-site subscriber web site access; field-tested copper tests, including CableCheck and balance tests that provide one-button, pass/fail copper verification; a Broadcast Auto feature that simplifies IPTV testing and automatically detects IP stream formats; and a Packet Capture feature that enables technicians to capture data for offline analysis in the back office.

"JDSU continues to provide the market with the broadest range of triple-play test options that address the full range of requirements for today's network installer," says Jim Nerschook, vice president and general manager in JDSU's Communications Test and Measurement business segment. "The new features make the SmartClass TPS that much more powerful while remaining easy to use, helping field technicians install, test, and maintain IP services quickly and cost-effectively."

The SmartClass TPS provides triple-play services testing with quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE) functionality, advanced IP video analysis including the ability to test multiple HDTV streams, VoIP phone emulation, and a built-in USB Host 2.0 interface for file transfer.

Advanced test applications include IPTV quality testing for broadcast and video-on-demand streams (including VMOS and MDI-MLR), the ability to assess VoIP packet stream quality using MOS and R-Factor as well as network delay analysis, IP Data Throughput Rate verification using FTP or HTTP tests, and the ability to test these services over an ADSL2+ or Ethernet 10/100 interface.

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