Services and Software

JDSU's TrueSpeed VNF tests virtualised functions

JDSU has introduced TrueSpeed VNF, a solution capable of assessing customer quality of experience in a virtualised computing environment. TrueSpeed VNF helps service providers resolve customer complaints about poor network performance. The virtualised network function (VNF) software can be deployed anywhere network operators and enterprises have computing resources in the network, and is interoperable with JDSU’s StrataSync-enabled T-BERD/MTS handheld network test instruments.  

Optical Network Expresse (ON-Expresse)

ASSIA, a solutions company for broadband service providers, has announced the launch of Optical Network Expresse (ON-Expresse), which will support Fiber-to-the-Basement (FTTB), Fiber-to-the-Distribution-Point (FTTdp), and Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) deployments. ON-Expresse, an extension of its flagship DSL Expresse network management and optimisation product, greatly simplifies deployment, operation and service assurance for access networks using Passive Optical Network (PON) technology.

Support for Automated APCO P25 Transmitter Compliance Testing

Tektronix, a provider of test, measurement, and monitoring instrumentation, has announced a compliance transmitter test solution for the Project 25 (P25) Common Air Interface (CAI) Phase 1 and Phase 2 standard. The company has also announced a series of new capabilities for its RSA5000B, RSA6000B and SPECMONB real time signal analysers.

Dyamic Optical Cloud

Coriant has announced the Coriant Dynamic Optical Cloud, an end-to-end and highly programmable infrastructure solution that enables service providers to address a rapidly changing world of dynamic, virtualised, high-bandwidth applications and services.

The Dynamic Optical Cloud solution is powered by metro-to-core packet optical networking capabilities and software-defined networking (SDN) intelligence dessigned to deliver a new level of programmability, automation and control of multilayer, multi-vendor transport networks, the company says.

TS-CM44013

TeraSquare, of Korea, a leading company in fabless semiconductor development, has unveiled a parallel CDR (clock data recovery) solution that is says dramatically improves signal quality across 100G systems and make massive power consumption savings in the process.
 
TeraSquare’s parallel CDR- TS-CM44013 slashes Integrated Chip (IC) power consumption to 0.75w compared to average CFP4 levels of 3.5w, does not require a clock reference and has built in JTOL testability- avoiding the current expensive requirement for external testing equipment.
 

LE320 equaliser

Oscilloscope manufacturer Tektronix has announced a significant expansion of its portfolio of instrumentation and software to support designers working on the electrical side of 100Gbps communication systems.

Sticklers

MicroCare has announced an expansion of its Sticklers fibre optic cleaners with an innovative new cleaning product, the Sticklers Optical Grade Dust & Particle Remover.

The company says the new Sticklers Optical Grade Dust & Particle Remover has been specially developed to meet the needs of the fibre optic industry. Packaged in a GHS-compliant dispenser with safety phrases translated in 14 languages, it also is EU REACH-compliant. This makes it easy to incorporate the product into the mandatory hazard communication training programs required in most EU locations.

Open Network Software

Wind River, a provider of embedded and mobile software, has released its Open Network Software for the development of next-generation data centre switches. Open Network Software is a complete, open software environment for the creation of network switches for software defined networks and infrastructures. Early customers of Open Network Software include Fujitsu.

Pre-staging service

Transmode, a supplier of packet-optical networking solutions, has announced the launch of its pre-staging service, designed to help service providers deploy networks quickly and more efficiently.

The company says the service reduces on-site time, simplifies logistics and ensures quality by building, patching and configuring chassis in a controlled environment prior to shipping to site.

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