JDSU Unveils Testers

JDSU expanded the industry’s most complete Metro Ethernet test portfolio with several new products

June 6, 2006

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MILPITAS, Calif. and CHICAGO -- JDSU today expanded the industry’s most complete Metro Ethernet test portfolio with several new products addressing one of the industry’s fastest-growing technologies. JDSU’s Ethernet portfolio is the most comprehensive because it includes the full range of Ethernet instruments, systems and software required by customers today and provides analysis of all seven layers of Metro Ethernet services. It will be showcased at GlobalComm 2006 in Chicago, June 4-8, (booth 67040).

Communications service providers and equipment manufacturers face fundamental challenges in efficiently bringing carrier-grade Metro Ethernet services to market, beginning in labs – where verifying network element reliability, interoperability and quality of service (QoS) are paramount – and in the field where the need to reduce installation times, decrease mean-time-to-repair (MTTR) costs, enable efficient maintenance and reduce the overall technology learning curve are a priority.

The new elements of JDSU’s Metro Ethernet test portfolio include:

  • Ethernet test capabilities for the HST-3000, the most complete all-in-one triple play access test platform available. The new Ethernet module, designed for the technician who needs to test next-generation IP-based services with a small budget but also requires an expandable platform, supports electrical Ethernet (10/100/1000) and optical GigE testing from a single module. The HST-3000 Ethernet module contains a rich feature set for testing from the physical layer up to the application layer (VoIP and IPTV). This unique combination of test functionality in one Ethernet module makes the HST-3000 the premier tool for the rollout of next-generation Metro Ethernet services. The HST-3000 is also designed for interoperability with the NetComplete Metro Ethernet Service Assurance Solution.

  • The SmartClass Ethernet single-purpose test tool, an economical, hand held, fully functional test instrument capable of completely qualifying Ethernet and IP circuits. The SmartClass Ethernet includes functionality required to test 10/100/1000 electrical, GigE optical Ethernet and IP circuits. The SmartClass Ethernet meets the needs of technicians and installers who do not require an expandable solution or deep triple play services testing. Suitable for less experienced field technicians, the SmartClass Ethernet is an easy-to-use, rugged tester that fits well within field tool budgets. The SmartClass Ethernet is designed for interoperability with the NetComplete Metro Ethernet Service Assurance Solution.

  • The addition of a network monitoring application, called Netmon, to the QT-600 IP test head, part of JDSU’s NetComplete™ Metro Ethernet Service Assurance Solution. With the addition of Netmon, the QT-600 is able to combine two critical pieces of QoS management – network monitoring and service monitoring – which give service providers the highly accurate picture needed to determine what is causing, and how to fix, service degradation. Netmon rounds out the triple-play test and monitoring capability of the QT-600 by allowing service providers to monitor, test or troubleshoot at full line rate (up to a Gigabit Ethernet, or GigE, link capacity) their Ethernet infrastructure carrying traffic such as VoIP or IPTV.

  • An upgrade to the MTS/T-BERD 8000 Transport module to support simultaneous multi-circuit testing, next-generation networks based on Q-in-Q (also known as VLAN stacking), VPLS and MPLS technologies, and 1G/2G Fibre Channel (FC) field test applications. The Transport module is a portable field Ethernet tester that offers the only all-in-one test solution for SONET, SDH, PDH, T-carrier, Ethernet/IP, FC and MPLS networks and includes packet jitter. The product is designed to meet the needs of operators deploying and maintaining transport and data services as well as metro network elements.

“The emergence of triple play services, especially IPTV, is driving an accelerated market need to ensure reliable Metro Ethernet networks,” said Helmut Berg, senior vice president of JDSU’s Test and Measurement group. “Unlike existing competitive solutions, JDSU provides a comprehensive Metro Ethernet portfolio which offers all of the key problem-solving functions for metro Ethernet applications.”

JDSU (Nasdaq: JDSU; Toronto: JDU)

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