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Anritsu Company Introduces Measurement Automation Tools to Reduce Cost of Test, Increase Efficiency

Software and Functionality Added to MD1230B and MP1590B Families Help Improve Test Times and Lower Costs

Anritsu Company releases software for its MD1230B Ethernet/IP network data analyzer and MP1590B Network Performance Tester that helps to reduce the cost of test and improve test times. With the software installed in the MD1230B or MP1590B, designers and manufacturers of high-speed routers, switches, and other network devices can speed time to market and ensure product performance.

Included in the new measurement automation tool are functions such as Tcl/TK Remote Control Sample Code, which provides standard remote scripts for multi-streams, to dramatically reduce measurement times by initiating fast transmission starts and stops for the most popular measurements. Additionally, a Remote Batch Setting Tool supports batch transmission of command strings written as text files to the MD1230B or MP1590B. This feature allows users with any degree of experience to make batch settings using remote commands. It also reduces the responsibility of setting operations and having to validate commands at script creation.

The MD1230B is a portable Ethernet/IP network data analyzer featuring a built-in LCD display with an intuitive Windows XP-based GUI and modular architecture that makes it a versatile and easy-to-use solution for all network testing environments. The MD1230B offers numerous performance analysis features for engineering, conformance, functional, manufacturing, and quality assurance testing of routers, switches, and other network devices during R&D and manufacturing, as well as interoperability testing and comparative analysis during lab evaluation.

The MP1590B is capable of measuring IP networks up to 10 GbE using Ethernet plug-in modules, as well as traditional functions, such as testing of PDH, DSn, SDH/SONET, and OTN equipment and jitter measurement. An EoS unit supports Ethernet over SONET/SDH measurement, virtual concatenation, and LCAS measurement to enable testing of next-generation SDH/SONET equipment. The MP1590B can perform simultaneous applications − such as SDH/SONET, OTN, EoS, jitter, and Ethernet measurement − using combinations of plug-in units.

The software upgrade service is now available and is priced at $1,754. Pricing of the MD1230B and MP1590B is $12,795 and $14,474, respectively.

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.

Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Anritsu Company
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
Executive Vice President

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