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Anritsu Introduces the Next Generation of Network Transport Testers

The new CMA5000 universal transport analysis (UTA) module is designed to support today's transport standards and provide the eonly tool you need' for Ethernet, SONET/SDH and much more.

Anritsu Instruments Company, a subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of operational support solutions for advanced and converged networks, introduced today its new transport solution for the CMA5000 platform. The Universal Transport Analysis (UTA) module represents a new generation of tester with the ability to support Ethernet, SONET/SDH, OTN, Fibre Channel, and most other existing transport standards.

Small enough to fit snugly into the CMA5000 platform, the UTA provides field engineers with lots of configurability in a very portable solution by also supporting hot pluggable XFP and SFP transceivers. No matter what equipment requires testing, field engineers are assured of having a test module equipped with the correct optical/electrical interface for every situation.

The UTA module is currently available for 10-GigE and OC-192/STM-64 applications, with other applications available soon.

The 10-GigE UTA application provides technicians and engineers with a powerful set of test functions needed for installing, commissioning, and troubleshooting today’s 10-GigE networks. A single module provides everything necessary to test 10-GigE LAN-PHY and WAN-PHY networks, including traffic monitoring and generation, RFC2544-based performance analysis, continuity check (PING), and loop back tests in switched networks.

For the OC-192/STM-64 application, the UTA not only provides the standard test set, but makes available a smart monitoring function for checking virtual concatenation, LCAS protocol, and differential delay in NGN networks.

“The last few years have witnessed a tremendous evolution of the transport networks with the emergence of new technologies,” says Arnaud Wroblewski, product manager at Anritsu. “Engineers and technicians tasked with the installation, turn-up and maintenance of today’s networks have to deal with this increasing complexity in their daily job. In this context, a test instrument like the UTA – capable of managing all the main technologies in one single module – is a great help.”

“Additionally, thanks to its open architecture, the UTA can easily be updated by software and so protects your investment for the future,” adds Wroblewski.

CMA5000-UTA module highlights:
• Support of 10-GigE LAN-PHY and WAN-PHY:
 - Generation & analysis of Ethernet traffic at 100% line load 
 - Automated 2544 tests 
 - BER tests 
 - SEQUENCE tests
• Support of OC-192/STM-64: 
 - Generates and analyzes SONET/SDH frames down to the tributary level (DS1/E1) 
 - APS measurement with 125 ms of resolution 
  -Automatic detection of network problems with trouble scan features
• Hot pluggable XFP and SFP
• Automatic test reports in PDF
• Upgradeable by software

The CMA5000 UTA module, with 10-GigE application and OC-192/STM-64 application, will be available for delivery in April 2007.

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