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Data Quality Analyzer MD1230B

Data Quality Analyzer

This product has been discontinued

The MD1230B network monitor has an in-service (through mode) capture function with uniquely large per-port buffers. This powerful capability is very useful for troubleshooting network faults. Captured frames can be searched based on specific conditions and desired frames can be selected and displayed. Multiple protocols can be decoded and displayed for captured frames at full wire speed up to 10 Gbps.

The Data Quality Analyzer MD1230B is the industry's first portable Ethernet/IP network data analyzer with the dual functionality of wire speed performance analysis and network monitoring integrated in the same instrument. The built-in LCD display with intuitive Windows XP-based GUI and modular architecture makes the MD1230B a versatile and an easy-to-use solution for all network testing environments -- ranging from R&D and manufacturing, to installation and maintenance.


The MD1230B mainframe has five slots in which any of the various interface modules described in "Features" above can be field-installed. Multiple MD1230B units can be synchronously daisy-chained to increase the port density. Windows-based GUI software is available to allow multiple simultaneous users to remotely control the MD1230B units from an external PC via a 10/100 Mb Ethernet IP connection, using exactly the same GUI that appears on the MD1230B screen.

The MD1230B offers numerous performance analysis features for Engineering, Conformance, Functional, Manufacturing, and Quality Assurance testing of routers, switches, and other network devices during R&D and manufacturing as well as interoperability testing and comparative analysis during lab evaluation. A very sophisticated, yet simple-to-use, stream editor enables the user to construct complex data flows that can be transmitted at full 10 Gbps wire speed. It supports two types of QoS settings for verification of QoS mechanisms. In addition, automatic benchmarking test suites for network performance analysis defined by IETF in RFC 2544 and RFC 2889 are fully integrated, enabling simple and efficient testing with the press of a single button.

  • Service providers installing and troubleshooting new IP network services in the field and in the lab
  • Networking consulting companies, service companies, outsourced network management companies, and system integrators installing, supporting, and troubleshooting their customers' IP networks
  • End users (universities, research labs, large enterprises, government facilities) supporting and troubleshooting their own internal Ethernet networks
  • Voice and Video over IP analysis, testing end-to-end latency and jitter, measuring network performance, and solving VoIP problems using high-level protocol analysis
  • Supports data rates from 10/100 Mbps to 10 Gbps, all in one compact mainframe with built-in PC and display
    • Ethernet interfaces - 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T/SX,/LX,/LH/ZX, 10 GbE
    • Any combination of interface modules operate simultaneously within the same mainframe
    • Field-installable modules and hot-swappable SFPs
  • Familiar and user-friendly Windows XP-based operating interface, with identical GUI on the tester and remote control PCs that enables quicker learning and less-skilled users
  • Transmits, monitors, counts, and decodes many high-level IP protocols, providing Voice over IP (VoIP) test and troubleshooting capabilities and helping solve sophisticated protocol-related network problems that simpler physical layer testers cannot analyze
  • Unique pass-through (in-service) Ethernet bidirectional monitoring and protocol analysis at full wire speed
  • Unique one-button network device performance testing based on the RFC2544 and RFC2889 standards allows users to evaluate routers and switches before making new purchases or installing software upgrades
  • Strong IPv6 traffic generation and test capabilities meet requirements for next-generation networks
  • Network latency measurements with 1 µsec precision provide important capabilities for analyzing and troubleshooting IP voice and video networks and network devices
  • Uniquely powerful and flexible filter and trigger conditions
  • Generation of up to 255 data streams per port at full wire rate
  • Protocol emulation functions - Ethernet OAM, ARP, ICMPv4, MLD, and others
  • QoS performance testing

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