QualiSystems works with FiberZone to improve test lab management

Jan. 21, 2013
QualiSystems says its TestShell enterprise software framework can be integrated with FiberZone’s Automated Fiber Management (AFM) Layer 1 optical switch to enable customers to perform lab management and provisioning remotely. 

QualiSystems says its TestShell enterprise software framework can be integrated with FiberZone’s Automated Fiber Management (AFM) Layer 1 optical switch to enable customers to perform lab management and provisioning remotely.

QualiSystems says TestShell offers complete lab management and device provisioning that enables engineers to optimize lab performance, increase testing coverage, and expand equipment use even while working remotely. FiberZone’s AFM switches perform fast layer 1 optical switching, supporting both multimode and singlemode fibers. Together, the two companies can provide users with direct access to FiberZone hardware by adding cloud-based capabilities to the physical lab.

FiberZone specializes in facilitating remote and automated end-to-end connectivity control of fiber-optic network infrastructure via automated patching. QualiSystems says its focus on networks, storage, and cloud infrastructure provisioning complements FiberZone’s optical performance including scalability and high reliability. This new integration is both cost-effective and optimizes network testing labs, giving QualiSystems and FiberZone’s customers the ability to improve the quality of their products and services, the companies say.

Layer 1 switch integration provides an increase in overall speed and scalability. The companies claim that lab set-up time and efforts will be reduced when deploying the AFM switch combined with TestShell thanks to automated connectivity, reduced cabling requirements, and speedier provisioning to complete test set-up according to the individual customers’ requirements.

Beyond controlling Layer 1 switches, TestShell provides complete support for network, storage, and test equipment via a large embedded set of integrated tools including:

  • CLI (Command Line Interface) – allows the use of common scripting languages to automate topology provisioning and configuration
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) – including SNMPv1, SNMPv2, and SNMPv3
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI) automation – driving web, java and Microsoft based applications.

“The strengths of QualiSystems’ TestShell combined with FiberZone’s Layer-1 switch will convert lab management into a cloud environment for network and storage testing” said Eitan Lavie, vice president of product and marketing at QualiSystems. “FiberZone is a trusted supplier of remote fiber connectivity solutions and this pairing brings additional benefits and capabilities to customers for setting up test environments in a cloud type self-servicing manner.”

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