JDSU adds 10G capability to Ethernet-over-SONET/SDH test platform

April 20, 2006 Milpitas, CA -- JDSU has introduced a test platform, aimed at labs, equipment manufacturers, and network operators, that offers design and system verification of new SONET/SDH network elements as well as for 10-Gbit/sec networks. The features are combined in a single module for the company's ONT-50 and ONT-506/512 platform, and provide "comprehensive" testing for Ethernet-over-SONET/SDH, according to the company.

April 20, 2006 Milpitas, CA -- JDSU has introduced a test platform, aimed at labs, equipment manufacturers, and network operators, that offers design and system verification of new SONET/SDH network elements as well as for 10-Gbit/sec networks. The features are combined in a single module for the company's ONT-50 and ONT-506/512 platform, and provide "comprehensive" testing for Ethernet-over-SONET/SDH, according to the company.

Supporting the company's ONT Optical Network Tester product line, the SONET/SDH test module extends the company's 2.5-Gbit/sec SONET/SDH platform to support for 10 Gbit/sec. The company says the new module further strengthens the ability of the ONT-50/506/512 to support test needs of manufacturers and carriers by joining a range of Ethernet modules with optical and electrical interfaces that provide complete testing across new SONET/SDH and Ethernet signals.

The company says the module handles the differential delay generation and analysis of low- and high-order virtual containers and GFP and MAC frames for Ethernet traffic generation and analysis. The platform also provides full emulation of the LCAS protocol, and easy capture and decoding of LCAS messaging via a state tracer utility.

"The surge of broadband traffic in optical networks and the vital role of error-free service mean equipment manufacturers and carriers require a test solution that meets the challenge of being standards-compliant, multi- functional, and dependable," comments Bernhard Mueller, general manager for JDSU's optical transport test and measurement group. "With these new upgrades, JDSU provides the market with a fast, portable, modular instrument designed to meet the demanding needs of both carriers and equipment manufacturers confronted by the complex challenges of deploying SONET/SDH and Ethernet."


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