Anritsu Company introduces the MT1100A Network Master™ Flex, a cost-effective, easy-to-use, full-function multi-protocol transport tester. Combining light weight and portability with high performance – including support up to 400G (4 x 100G) – the MT1100A Network Master Flex is equally adept in the field during installation and maintenance of optical networks, as well as in the R&D lab and on the manufacturing floor to test transport equipment.
The versatile all-in-one modular platform of the MT1100A Network Master Flex supports bit rates from 1.5M to 100G, and allows for easy configuration to meet current test requirements with a cost-effective upgrade path as measurement needs change. It supports testing of emerging OTN networks, including ODU0, ODU2e, ODU4 and ODUflex, as well as legacy Ethernet, Fibre Channel, SDH/SONET, and PDH/DSn systems. A wide variety of interfaces are also supported without the need to reconfigure modules for added flexibility, and time and cost efficiencies.
Three dual-port modules are compatible with the MT1100A platform. The MU110010A is a multi-rate module for up to 2 x 10G ports, the MU110011A supports 10M to 100G, and the 40/100G MU110012A module supports CFP2/CXP for 2 x 100G ports. Up to two modules can be configured in a single MT1100A mainframe, allowing the tester to accommodate as many as four fully independent ports at all rates, including 100G. This makes the MT1100A the first instrument in its category to support testing of 400G client signals currently under development.
A 12.1-inch touchscreen display – the largest in its class – coupled with an easy and intuitive GUI simplify operation and allow all results to be clearly seen in any environment. The GUI also supports a variety of languages such as English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Field Installation and Maintenance
Simple to operate and battery operated, the MT1100A Network Master Flex can be used in a number of field applications. Its support of OTN up to OTU4, as well as emerging OTN functions makes the MT1100A well suited for core and metro network installation and maintenance. For carrier class Ethernet installation and troubleshooting, the MT1100A supports Ethernet testing, IP channel statistics, and frame capturing. The MT1100A can also conduct synchronous Ethernet testing up to 10 GigE for mobile backhaul installation and verification.
R&D and Manufacturing Environments
As the first handheld tester that supports 400G client testing, the MT1100A Network Master Flex can be used in the lab and on the production floor, as well as in the field. The MT1100A also provides convenient remote operation and remote control for seamless integration into R&D and manufacturing applications.
The MT1100A Network Master Flex is the newest addition to Anritsu’s OTN test solution portfolio that supports 1G, 10G and 40/100G. Anritsu also offers field engineers and technicians the MT1000A Network Master Pro and the MT9090A Network Master. The family of test solutions has been developed to meet various budget requirements and testing capabilities.
About Anritsu Company
Anritsu Company is the United States 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.