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Anritsu Enhances Network Master™ with Improved Gigabit Ethernet and Connector Analysis Tools

3/8/2011
Compact and Durable Tester Allows Field Engineers and Technicians to Confidently Install and Maintain Carrier-Class Ethernet Links in Access Networks and Mobile Backhaul

Anritsu Company (OFC/NFOEC booth #1913) introduces enhancements to its MT9090A Network Master that include all the tools necessary to install and maintain carrier-class Ethernet links in the access network and mobile backhaul, as well as an improved method for analyzing and documenting connector conditions. The new features add to the inherent benefits of the palm-sized easy-to-use tester, allowing field engineers and technicians to quickly and cost-effectively isolate network problems.

With the new Gigabit Ethernet enhancements, the MT9090A Network Master supports the latest networking technologies. Users can test up to three layers of VLANs based on the IEEE 802.1ad standard, and results can be viewed relative to untagged frames, single VLAN frames or multiple VLAN frames. It also supports up to three layers of MPLS label tags, as well as ISO layer 6.

A Service Disrupt Time (SDT) feature is also added that allows the time between frames to be measured to determine if there are larger gaps than normal in the traffic flow and configured thresholds. It also measures the network quality for time-sensitive streams, such as voice and video. Other features of the Gigabit Ethernet module include the ability to configure thresholds for different areas, such as frame rate, utilization, throughput, errors, frame loss, and SDT, as well a trace route feature that allows users to trace to an end IP address while viewing all IP addresses passed to reach the designated end destination.

Superior Connector Analysis

The Video Inspection Probe Lite (VIP Lite) application provides a safe, easy way to analyze and document connector conditions, a critical testing capability due to today’s high data rate, high-definition services. Connector images are captured digitally and displayed on the test set screen. The images can then be viewed or saved as a variety of common graphics files for later review or documentation of connector quality.

Various interchangeable adapters are available for most popular connector styles to allow direct viewing of patch cord end faces, as well as to view end faces already installed in patch panels. Because the VIP Lite application is completely digital, there is no path to the human eye, eliminating the possibility of injury associated with traditional connector microscopes.

The small size and light weight of the MT9090A Network Master make it easy for field technicians to carry it around. Despite its compact design, it has a large 4.3-inch color display with easy-to-understand colors and graphical symbols that make it simple for users to read and interpret results. A rugged design and long, three-hour battery life make the MT9090A well suited for any outside plant environment. Features such as a Test Automater and PASS/FAIL indicators make it easy for tests to be performed.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.

To learn more visit www.anritsu.com.

Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Anritsu Company
972.761.4625
kim.collins@anritsu.com
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
SGW
973.263.5475
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