JDSU Expands T-BERD/MTS Platform, Industry’s Smallest and Most Complete Solution for Testing Ethernet over SONET/SDH (EoS) up to 10G
JDSU introduced new features to its widely adopted T-BERD/MTS-6000A platform that make it the industry's smallest and most complete all-in-one solution for testing Ethernet over SONET/SDH – using one module and one graphical user interface (GUI) for all interfaces up to 10G, which is essential for rapidly troubleshooting problems in the field. The new features have led to multiple carrier product approvals for the T-BERD/MTS-6000A.
The T-BERD/MTS-6000A GUI guides users directly to the network layer that is causing trouble without the need for them to be an expert in every layer. This enables network architects, engineers and technicians to quickly identify and resolve the source of network quality issues.
“As Ethernet services become more prominent, carriers are presented with the challenge to offer them in an economic manner reusing their existing SONET/SDH infrastructure,” said Jim Nerschook, vice president and general manager in JDSU’s Communications Test and Measurement business segment. “The new features on the T-BERD/MTS-6000A help address this challenge and at the same time reduce the complexity and costs of managing Carrier Ethernet networks. These innovations further demonstrate JDSU’s commitment to building customer confidence by helping them deploy reliable and cost-effective Carrier Ethernet networks.”
The T-BERD/MTS-6000A offers standard SONET/SDH test capabilities (including overhead analysis, round-trip-delay testing, and service disruption testing with multiple different triggers). It also provides the flexibility to set up and analyze Virtual Concatenation (VCAT) structures as well as verify the correct transformation of asynchronous Ethernet frames into synchronous SONET/SDH containers using GFP encapsulation. Within the same module and GUI, the T-BERD/MTS-6000A performs Ethernet/IP tests such as traffic generation and analysis, delay measurements, packet jitter analysis, and ICMP pings. Alarm, error insertion and analysis capabilities at all layers stress test the network and verify correct reporting in network management.
The JDSU T-BERD/MTS-6000A is a compact and lightweight test platform designed for all phases of fiber and transport network installation and maintenance. Modular in design, the T-BERD/MTS-6000A offers an extensive portfolio of test functionality for multiple network layers. The Multi-Services Application Module provides an integrated solution for testing multiple technologies including Ethernet, PDH, SONET/SDH, Optical transport Network (OTN), Fibre Channel and now EoS. Optical Modules allow thorough testing of short-haul, long-haul, FTTx, CWDM, and high speed transport networks.
JDSU offers a single-source Carrier Ethernet test portfolio that facilitates analysis of all seven layers of Metro Ethernet services. The JDSU portfolio provides the industry’s deepest set of test features in an integrated, end-to-end approach to testing Metro Ethernet products and services, including lab and service verification, development and production, installation and maintenance, troubleshooting and overall service assurance. The portfolio offer NEMs and service providers worldwide the confidence to successfully build, deploy, and manage Ethernet and Business Class solutions.