Anritsu Corporation has released three new software packages, which the company says expand the measurement standards supported by the Universal Wireless Test Set MT8870A, for fast and fully automatic testing in accordance with the IEEE 802.11ax test specifications.
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Keysight Technologies has launched what it says is the industry’s first software platform that integrates design, test, measurement and analysis. PathWave is an open, scalable, and predictive software platform that integrates hardware and software at every stage in the product development workflow.
Coriant has expanded its Transcend Software Suite with the introduction of the Transcend Hierarchical Controller, which is designed for enhanced orchestration of multi-layer, multi-domain, and multi-vendor transport networks.
Software company Sedona Systems has launched its NetFusion multilayer applications platform. Although the software has already been commercially deployed by more than one Tier 1 service provider, the company had neglected to formally announce the product, according to sources at OFC 2017 in Los Angeles. Sedona hopes to announce some of those customers in the coming months.
At the upcoming FTTH Conference 2017 in Marseille, Comsof will launch a new product: FiberPlanIT Engineer. This new product is an extension to the FiberPlanIT Designer that focuses on the design and planning stage of FTTx networks. With the addition of FiberPlanIT Engineer, Comsof says it can serve its customers during the construction phase as well.
Optical transport systems vendor ECI has added a network maintenance app, LightCARE, to its LightAPPS family of applications for software-defined networking.
LightCARE continuously and proactively monitors the health of the network to pre-empt potential failures and avoid network downtime. This, in turn, increases customer satisfaction and loyalty, which are both important to any business.
VPIphotonics and PhoeniX Software, in cooperation with LioniX International, have teamed up to develop a photonics process design kit (PDK) that supports circuit simulation and layout design of application-specific photonic integrated circuits (ASPICs) to be processed on LioniX International’s TriPleX technology platform.
Ciena’s has enhanced the functionality of its Blue Planet software environment with the addition of Blue Planet Analytics, which generates deep network insights to help network operators make smarter, data-driven business decisions.
Integrating network analytics with orchestration and policy systems, Blue Planet Analytics helps operators to continue on the path to a more autonomous network and is a strategic evolution of Ciena’s Blue Planet software suite, the company says.
Access systems provider Adtran has launched an open software defined access architecture capable of supporting rapid service creation and delivery for both business and residential broadband services.
Dubbed ‘Mosaic’, the new architecture combines modern web-scale technology with open source platforms to facilitate rapid innovation in multi-technology, multi-vendor environments, according to the vendor.
As part of its commitment to helping businesses secure their data, Zayo Group now offers Encryption as a Service to its customers.
Zayo’s initial customers include a leading multinational global bank using the service to encrypt credit card transaction data, enabling them to maintain compliance with international security standards.
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