Anritsu MT1000A Network Master Pro offers all-around optical transport test capabilities

Test and measurement instrument provider Anritsu says the MT1000A Network Master Pro offers field test engineers an all-in-one optical network field test instrument for converged telecom networks.

Test and measurement instrument provider Anritsu says the MT1000A Network Master Pro offers field test engineers an all-in-one optical network field test instrument for converged telecom networks.

Anritsu has targeted the portable MT1000A Network Master Pro at technicians who install and maintain mobile-access, fixed-access, metro and core networks. Leveraging the MU100010A test module, the new instrument in particular features support for Optical Transport Network (OTN) test requirements. It supports such recent OTN features as ODU0 and ODUflex, as well as Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and SDH/SONET at rates up to 10 Gbps. It also handles legacy PDH and DSn interfaces.

Users can configure the MT1000A Network Master Pro to support dual-port testing at all supported interfaces and rates. The two ports can be used independently to provide the capabilities of two instruments in one physical device. Two-port testing can also be used for in-service bi-directional monitoring of live traffic links.

“An increasing amount of traffic is transported over OTN lines; inside the OTN system the traffic is transported as an Ethernet or SDH/SONET signal. In some cases even Fibre Channel is used,” said Jonathan Borrill, director of marketing at Anritsu (EMEA). “Therefore it is important for field technicians installing and maintaining transport networks to have a universal tool like the MT1000A Network Master Pro to test all the technologies supported within the networks they manage.

Other features of the MT1000A Network Master Pro include WLAN/Bluetooth/LAN connectivity, PDF and XML report generation for documentation of test results, and support of remote operation.

The new MT1000A and MU100010A are available for immediate delivery.

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