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Anritsu’s New Multirate Module creates Industry-First Field Portable Solution for Testing to 100G

22/05/2017

Network Master™ Pro MT1000A All-in-One Tester Supports 100G for CFP4, QSFP28, SFP28 Standards

MT1000A

Luton, United Kingdom, May 22, 2017 – Anritsu Corporation has released a 100G Multirate Module for its Network Master™ Pro MT1000A all-in-one tester supporting interface rates from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps, and technologies including Ethernet, Optical Transport Networks (OTN), SDH/SONET, Fibre Channel, and CPRI/OBSAI. Integrating the new 100G module with existing OTDR and CPRI RF modules in the MT1000A main unit provides field engineers and technicians with the industry’s first handheld solution covering all current testing needs for data centers, and core, metro, access, mobile backhaul and mobile fronthaul networks.

With the 100G Multirate Module installed, the Network Master Pro MT1000A supports more interface standards than any other handheld transport tester on the market. The all-in-one tester meets requirements for CFP4/QSFP28 (100GbE/OTU4), QSFP+ (40GbE/OTU3), SFP28 (25GbE), SFP+/SFP (GbE-10GbE/OTU1-OTU2/STM1-64/OC3-192/1GFC-16GFC/CPRI1-8/OBSAI1-4), and RJ45 (10 Mbps to 1 Gbps). Its flexible configurations support field upgradability across testing technologies, providing a versatile upgrade path and future-proof investment. 

Not only does the 100G Multirate Module support 25G Ethernet and 100G Ethernet, it also provides the largest depth of OTN mappings to client signals, including three levels of ODU Multi-Stage mappings. This comprehensive test capability allows engineers and technicians to keep pace with emerging networking requirements.

Expanded Capability 
Other enhancements to the Network Master Pro MT1000A include the new G0382A auto-focus Video Inspection Probe (VIP) automates optical connector inspection with one-button image focusing, centering, capture, analysis and report generation; support for Cat 6/6a cable tests, Fibre Channel buffer credit analysis; and in-band network discovery to identify other Anritsu Network Master products on the network and automate testing between them. Many of these enhancements are also available for the Network Master™ Flex MT1100A optical transport tester. 

These enhancements solidify the market lead of the Network Master Pro MT1000A and Network Master Flex MT1100A testers. All instruments in the MT1x00A series support multiple technologies utilizing a common direct-access GUI, PC control, and one-button testing software to ensure every test is completed correctly first time, every time.  

About Anritsu 

Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com) is a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 120 years. The company's test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions, customized software solutions, that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. With the addition of multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization, Anritsu provides complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.

For further information, please contact:  

Anritsu:
Eric Fauxpoint
Director - EMEA Business Development
Anritsu EMEA
Tel: +33 1 60 92 15 50
Email: Eric.Fauxpoint@anritsu.com
Agency:
Janice Ashton
Napier Partnership Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1243 531123
Email: janice@napierb2b.com

Anritsu’s New Multirate Module creates Industry-First Field Portable Solution for Testing to 100G

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