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Anritsu Introduces Single Platform Solution for Construction and Maintenance of Next Generation Networks

10/1/2008
CMA5000a is Powerful and Versatile Network Test Platform that Allows for Analysis of Physical and Transport Layers

Anritsu Company introduces the CMA5000a Multi-Layer Test Platform for installing and maintaining Next Generation Networks (NGNs). Combining a compact design with in-depth testing capability, the CMA5000a provides field technicians with a single instrument to accurately, quickly, and cost-efficiently test all aspects of network installation and maintenance from fiber characterization to transport optimization on SONET/SDH/PDH, OTN and Ethernet systems.

All-in-one installation and maintenance support of each network layer is provided by the CMA5000a, which means faster rollout of services and lower total costs. The CMA5000a offers all the test applications required for comprehensive physical layer characterization, including OTDR, chromatic dispersion, polarization mode dispersion, loss test set, and optical return loss. Supplemental tools such as a visual fault locator and video inspection probe are also available for a complete testing solution. Once the fiber is certified, equipment turn up, optimization and troubleshooting of the transport layers can be performed with the CMA5000a to ensure the network is performing at an optimum level.

The CMA5000a is the first field testing platform with the capabilities and specifications of lab-grade test equipment but the portability and ease of use needed in the field, by starting with the powerful and flexible CMA5000a platform, customers can customize the test set for the services they provide now and in the future.

Available in 2- or 4-slot configurations, and featuring both AC and DC operation, the CMA5000a is a flexible test tool. It has a large, full-color display with touch screen interface, Windows XP operating system for easy reporting, large capacity hard drive, multiple USB ports, remote command support, modular architecture and an intuitive, field proven user interface. A simple, yet rugged design makes it well suited for field use. An open architecture and familiar PC GUI make it easy to update the CMA5000a to meet the evolving measurement needs of communications networks.