JDSU intros 10GigE capture/decode test features

JUNE 16, 2009 -- The company's T-BERD/MTS-6000A tester offers test functionality for multiple network layers, including a module for Ethernet, SONET/SDH, and higher-layer tests.

JUNE 16, 2009 -- JDSU (search Lightwave for JDSU) has introduced new features to its T-BERD(R)/MTS-6000A platform, which the company says makes it the first portable test instrument to include line-rate 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) capture and decode, dual-GbE port packet capture and decode, and packet capture and decode of emulated application layer traffic (TCP, FTP, and HTTP).

JDSU says the 10GbE capture and decode capabilities reduce the complexity and costs of managing Carrier Ethernet networks. From hundreds of potential impairment events, the capabilities enable network architects, engineers, and technicians to quickly identify and resolve the source of service quality issues across multiple network layers, from the premise to the metro network core.

"With packet technologies, the common test approach is to first perform simple packet testing because higher-layer application testing is significantly more complex," says Jim Nerschook, vice president and general manager in JDSU's Communications Test and Measurement business segment. "JDSU's new capture and decode features for the T-BERD/MTS-6000A simplify previously complex tests and troubleshooting processes, making it easier for technicians to understand and share test results associated with these advanced applications."

The T-BERD/MTS-6000A is a modular test platform designed for all phases of fiber and transport network installation and maintenance. It offers test functionality for multiple network layers, and the Multi-Services Application module provides integrated capability for Ethernet, SONET/SDH, and higher-layer tests. Optical modules allow testing of short-haul, long-haul, FTTX, CWDM, and high-speed 40G networks.

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