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Anritsu Introduces Ethernet OAM Software for QoS Testing of Next Generation Networks

Software for MD1230B Data Quality Analyzer Evaluates Equipment and Networks According to ITU-T and IEEE801.1ag Standards


Anritsu Company introduces Ethernet OAM software for its MD1230B Data Quality Analyzer that provides communications carriers and transmission equipment makers with a test solution that can accurately evaluate Ethernet OAM equipment and networks in accordance with ITU-T Recommendation Y.1731 and IEEE801.1ag. Incorporating a number of Quality of Service (QoS) tests, the new option further strengthens the MD1230B analyzer support of Next Generation Networks (NGNs) and is part of Anritsu commitment to developing test solutions to help in the development, deployment, and operation of NGNs.

The Ethernet OAM software supports load generation and protocol analysis of 10M to 10G Ethernet networks, and can also generate and detect error conditions. Additionally, the software has built-in capture and decode functions to accurately analyze responses of OAM commands to signals on the network.

In a real network application, the Ethernet OAM software can monitor the various alarms occurring on actual networks carrying mixed data. It can also monitor parameters such as the arrival timing of fault management signals sent periodically from transmission equipment and packet jitter.

The MD1230B is a portable Ethernet/IP network data analyzer that integrates the dual functionality of wire speed performance analysis and network monitoring. Supporting 10M to 10G bit rates, the MD1230B can be used during the development, manufacture, and maintenance of transmission equipment and networks.The MD1230B mainframe has five slots in which any of various interface modules can be field installed. When the new Ethernet OAM software is used in combination with the previously released Traffic Impairment Emulator software, fault conditions occurring on actual Ethernet OAM networks can be replicate, supporting verification of fault management functions for the entire Ethernet OAM system. A built-in LCD display with intuitive Windows XP-based GUI and modular architecture makes the MD1230B a versatile and an easy-to-use solution.