Digital Lightwave debuts NXG testing platforms

JUNE 21, 2007 -- According to the company, NXG products leverage the NIC NextGen Multi-Rate (NGMR) module, which supports SONET/SDH at 51 Mbits/sec, 155 Mbits/sec, 622 Mbits/sec, 2.5 Gbits/sec, or 10 Gbits/sec, as well as other "test options" that can be enabled to provide more sophisticated testing as the need arises.

JUNE 21, 2007 -- Digital Lightwave Inc. (search for Digital Lightwave), provider of optical networking test equipment and technology, has announced availability of the Network Information Computer (NIC) NXG and NIC Plus NXG products for testing next-generation networks. NXG units are an extension to the IC product line of software-based, modular products for telecom/datacom testing.

According to the company, NXG products leverage the NIC NextGen Multi-Rate (NGMR) module, which supports SONET/SDH at 51 Mbits/sec, 155 Mbits/sec, 622 Mbits/sec, 2.5 Gbits/sec, or 10 Gbits/sec, as well as other "test options" that can be enabled to provide more sophisticated testing as the need arises. Test options currently available include OTN (OTU-1 and OTU-2); 1-Gigabit Ethernet; 10-Gigabit Ethernet LAN, WAN and FEC; ODU-1 to ODU-2 multiplexing; and the next-generation features VCAT, LCAS, and GFP. More test options are planned for future availability, says the company.

"The NXG is an exciting new product for Digital Lightwave," notes Ted Myers, CEO of Digital Lightwave. "The flexibility of the NIC NXG allows customers to purchase exactly what they need today and upgrade to additional functionality as they need it, when they need it."

In the light and portable NIC NXG, the NGMR can be equipped as a standalone module, or it can be combined with a PDH/T-Carrier module with or without jitter and wander testing for a portable option for many network test needs, say Digital Lightwave representatives. With its cloth carrying case, which is included, the NIC NXG fits under an airline seat. The NIC Plus NXG can be equipped with any combination of NIC modules for multiple-port configurations, jitter and wander testing, and Ethernet from 10 Mbits/sec to 10 Gbits/sec. The NIC Plus NXG also is available in a rack-mount version.


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