JDSU introduces broadband test tools

March 14, 2006 San Jose, CA -- JDSU's SmartClass family of portable field testers are designed to help carriers more efficiently gauge the performance of broadband access networks. Ruggedly designed for use by network installers in outside plant applications, the product portfolio includes the OTS-55 optical test set for dark fiber installation.

March 14, 2006 San Jose, CA -- JDSU's SmartClass family of portable field testers are designed to help carriers more efficiently gauge the performance of broadband access networks. Ruggedly designed for use by network installers in outside plant applications, the product portfolio includes the OTS-55 optical test set for dark fiber installation as well as an instrument for ADSL 1/2/2+ testing.

The SmartClass instruments test FTTX/PON, DWDM, CWDM, and xDSL technologies. The company touts the tools' ease of use and "rich" feature sets and says they're designed "to help bridge the gap between the demands of broadband triple-play service testing and the need to reduce capital and operational expenses."

"Whatever the technology-specific access test requirements, the SmartClass handheld tools provide what our customers need to accelerate the deployment of triple-play services," comments Helmut Berg, senior vice president of JDSU's test and measurement group.

With greater than 45 dB of dynamic range, the OTS-55 optical talk set facilitates dark fiber communication between two fiber head ends. To set up a communication link, the instrument can be used either in pair or as a single unit working with a JDSU MTS-8000 or OFI-2000 at the far end. The company says the instrument gives operators independent visibility into network configurations at the wavelength and data services levels while simplifying installation and maintenance. Â

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