Telecom test and measurement instrument manufacturer GL Communications Inc., has introduced the PacketExpert 10GX Ethernet tester to extend testing capabilities for 1- and 10-Gbps networks. The compact unit includes multiple user-configuration TTL trigger input/output ports and combined 1- and 10-Gbps capability.
“The performance of Ethernet-based networks cannot be evaluated based only on the bit-error rate and loopback testing,” says Vijay Kulkarni, CEO at GL Communications. “To quickly pinpoint and report issues, or to fully validate network performance of Ethernet/IP networks, the network operators need Ethernet testers that can capture packets-of-interest, generated events-driven triggers and actions, multi-stream playback, generate impairments, perform RFC2544/Y.1564/RFC6349 tests, stacked VLAN/MPLS tests, and many others.”
The TTL trigger enhancement is particularly significant, according to Kulkarni, because it is useful in detecting and timing important events propagating over communication networks – specifically mission critical networks.
The PacketExpert 10GX can run all four ports at 1 Gbps electrical/optical, including the 10-Gbps downshift to 1 Gbps. The narrow body allows up to three devices to be placed in a mTOP rack enclosure to offer a higher density Gigabit Ethernet port form factor instrument.
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