Acterna Launches Testers

HANOVER, Germany -- Acterna, the world's second-largest provider of products that test and manage communications networks, today announced the launch of its new family of ground-breaking Optical Network Testers at CeBit 2001, Hannover, Germany. Portable and rugged, ONT field instrumentation is the first to combine optical and digital test in a single, modular unit. Powerful software, remote web-based monitoring and user-configurable hardware make ONT the first complete solution for both optical layer and performance testing. ONT is a complete solution for verification of dense wave division multiplex (DWDM) nodes, bit error rate / Q-factor testing, IP analysis and SONET/SDH test. It offers significant gains in operational efficiency for installers and operators of optical networks. Comprising a range of plug-in instrument modules and a choice of platform, ONT is both a versatile and highly functional test resource.

ONT is available in two versions for optical test only, or for combined optical and digital test. The smaller ONT-30 has two module slots for optical spectrum analyser(s) and / or an optical Q-factor meter. Four slots are provided in the ONT-50, for line interface and multiport digital measurement modules, in addition to the optical instrumentation. The plug-in field-interchangeable modules can be used in many different configurations for complete flexibility of application.

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