Spirent Communications announces channelized OC-48 bit error rate testing capability

Feb. 13, 2001
Spirent Communications, a provider of performance analysis solutions, announced the introduction of channelized Bit Error Rate Test (BERT) capability on its Adtech AX/4000 system.

Spirent Communications, a provider of performance analysis solutions, announced the introduction of channelized Bit Error Rate Test (BERT) capability on its Adtech AX/4000 system.

Currently, the OC-192 and OC-48 test modules allow SONET/SDH Layer 1 transmission performance analysis on optical cross-connects, switches, ADM, and DWDM systems. The introduction of the channelized capability allows multiple independent test streams to be generated, analyzed and reported upon simultaneously in real time. Spirent's Adtech graphical user interface (GUI) covers all layers of the integrated platform, which provides consistency and simplifies user interaction.

The channelized BERT capabilities are available as software options on Spirent's Adtech AX/4000AOC-192 and OC-48 Packet over SONET (POS) test modules. A single module can cost-effectively act as channelized, concatenated, true Layer 1 SONET BERT and/or POS. Each module possesses full SONET/SDH alarm capabilities and can measure the amount of time a device takes to perform SONET/SDH Automatic Protection Switchover (APS). The modules are also compliant with the recommended standards set forth by the ITU and ANSI.

The OC-192 concatenated, channelized, POS, and BERT module is available now. Channelized OC-48 BERT will be available in second quarter.

About Spirent Communications:

Spirent Communications designs and manufactures products to provide customers with comprehensive and integrated performance analysis solutions. For more information, visit www.spirentcom.com.

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