JDSU intros traffic stream explorer for Carrier Ethernet networks

April 5, 2010
APRIL 5, 2010 -- JDSU (Nasdaq: JDSU and TSX: JDU) has unveiled J-Profiler, the latest addition to the J-Complete suite of test applications for installation and maintenance of Carrier Ethernet networks.

APRIL 5, 2010 -- JDSU (Nasdaq: JDSU and TSX: JDU) has unveiled J-Profiler, the latest addition to the J-Complete suite of test applications for installation and maintenance of Carrier Ethernet networks. J-Profiler is designed to reduce troubleshooting time for expert and novice network technicians as a monitoring application or traffic explorer for live, in-service links. J-Profiler is currently available for the T-BERD/MTS-6000A Multi Services Application Module (MSAM).

In one feature set, says JDSU, J-Profiler enhances the troubleshooting capability for technicians who must identify network problems in circuits with up to thousands of active sessions, including Ethernet mobile backhaul networks where thousands of streams may exist across hundreds of cell sites. J-Profiler is designed to help isolate problems by providing automatic and non-intrusive discovery of VLAN, Q-in-Q, IP, and TCP/UDP streams. The tester also displays the bandwidth utilization and VLAN user priority set for each stream, allowing the technician to view “top talkers” by customer, traffic type, or application. This results in quick and easy troubleshooting of misconfigured virtual network circuits that are affecting other services, according to JDSU.

"JDSU introduced J-Complete to help network architects, engineers, and technicians better manage the potentially hundreds of problems across multiple layers that cause customer dissatisfaction with Carrier Ethernet networks," said Jim Nerschook, vice president and general manager in JDSU's Communications Test and Measurement business segment. (See "JDSU intros J-Complete suite for Carrier Ethernet test" for more on this suite.) "By providing an expert tool that dramatically reduces test times and requires no network down time, J-Profiler is an excellent new addition to J-Complete and enables unmatched operational efficiency," he added.

J-Profiler also complements the JDSU Capture/Decode features available for the T-BERD/MTS-6000A, the company says. Technicians can use J-Profiler for high-level observation and then use Capture/Decode to further identify and resolve the source of service quality issues across multiple network layers.

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