August 31, 2010
Anritsu Company introduces a 10 Gbps Ethernet test option for its next-generation, portable, compact CMA 3000 field tester. With the test option installed, optical field technicians have a single instrument that can be used to install and maintain access network communication links based on Ethernet and IP, as well as maintain existing networks using legacy technologies such as SDH, VoIP and E1/E3/E4.
The CMA 3000 can conduct active, out-of-service testing of Ethernet links from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps, as well as in-service monitoring of Ethernet links from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps, with the new option. It supports dual-port testing at 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps. At 10 Gbps, the option comes in a single-port and a dual-port version. The new option allows both active out-of-service testing with one transmitter and one receiver, and in-service bi-directional monitoring of Ethernet links in dual-port configurations.
For out-of-service installation and commissioning testing of Ethernet links, the CMA 3000 provides powerful statistical Quality of Service (QoS) measurements that can be downloaded and saved as reports. The in-service monitoring capability allows users to quickly verify that both sides of the Ethernet link are working properly at rates up to 10 Gbps, when the option is installed.
The new option complements the existing test capabilities of the CMA 3000. Other available options support testing of VoIP, SDH, E3, E4 and V-series interface lines, which together with the powerful E1 test capabilities for the basic CMA 3000, makes it a very versatile test solution.
About CMA 3000
The CMA 3000 is designed specifically for field technicians who install, maintain, and trouble shoot mobile- and fixed-access networks, and transmission networks and switching. It is a powerful tool for a wide range of applications, including fast troubleshooting and comprehensive, in-depth, all-layer analysis of transmission problems. Fault location is greatly facilitated by the high degree of portability of the CMA 3000, which allows users to make measurements at any suitable measuring point.
The CMA 3000 has the unique ability to maintain and optimize existing networks, and test networks while they are in operation. That means problems are pinpointed faster, there is less network downtime, and field visits are much more efficient.
Anritsu Company (www.us.anritsu.com) 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 operations. 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. For more information, visit www.us.anritsu.com.