Anritsu Tests Impairments

Anritsu adds traffic impairment emulation capability to data quality analyzer

April 11, 2008

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RICHARDSON, Texas -- Anritsu Company introduces Traffic Impairment Emulator software for its MD1230B Data Quality Analyzer that allows for real-time Quality of Experience (QoE) evaluation of Next Generation Network (NGN) services on 10 Mbit/s to 1 Gbit/s Ethernet networks. The new software is a strong complement to the MD1230B’s existing Quality of Service (QoS) measurement tools and makes the Data Quality Analyzer a comprehensive, flexible and cost-effective solution for communications carriers, broadcasters and transmission equipment makers to ensure the quality of real-time services, such as streaming networks (IPTV, digital broadcasting) and VoIP systems.

The Traffic Impairment Emulator application software captures video and voice data on a network and generates delay, packet jitter, packet loss, and errors that can be used to accurately reproduce complex faults and verify the network impact. With the emulation software, the MD1230B allows highly accurate, realistic simulation of complex network faults and loads, allowing real-time verification of traffic delay tolerance as well as evaluation of the impact of errors on video streams and other IP-based traffic.

Real-time content, such as video and voice data, can be prioritized and ranked by QoS via the application software. By generating faults – even in high-priority content – the Traffic Impairment Emulator can measure actual network fault tolerance. In addition, it can also generate delay, packet jitter, and bit errors for each QoS rank to evaluate and verify service quality. As the setting of each parameter can be changed without stopping the stream, the Traffic Impairment Emulator does not interrupt verification work. The amount of delay, packet jitter and error level can be set and monitored in real-time on the MD1230B screen for efficient evaluation of the impact on video and voice services.

Anritsu Corp.

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