Spirent Communications has revealed what it says is the world’s first 8-port 1U-high rack mountable solution for testing 400/200/100/50 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE). The pX3 400G appliance is designed to validate the forwarding performance and quality of service of ultra-high-scale, next-generation-enabled, multi-terabit routers and switches, all contained in a single rack space.
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VIAVI Solutions has launched the T-BERD/MTS 5882 portable network tester, which covers a broad range of tests in an automated workflow. This lightweight, versatile tool can significantly reduce time in the field for technicians of all skill levels across hybrid workforces.
Anritsu Corporation has launched a new 2x2 MIMO Measurement Software MX886200A-010 option for its MT8862A Wireless Connectivity test set, allowing it offer support for evaluating 2x2 MIMO WLAN equipment.
Anritsu Corporation has released the latest firmware for its Network Master Pro MT1000 portable handheld tester for evaluating the transmission quality of different communications networks operating at speeds from 10Mb/s to 100Gb/s. The company says that this now makes it the ‘world’s smallest-in-class’ handheld tester supporting 100Gb/s with eCPRI/RoE and high-accuracy delay measurement functions.
Panduit Europe has launched a new range of fibre optic cassettes with universal polarity, thereby eliminating the need to deploy different cassettes or patch cords to maintain proper transmit-to-receiver continuity throughout a system.
The internal wiring of universal cassettes allows for use of a single cassette and patch cord on each end of a traditional cassette-trunk-cassette link. The cassettes are available in the HD Flex system, QuickNet MTP system, and QuickNet SFQ Series MTP system, enabling deployment in various applications.
OFC 2018 was the platform from which Photon Kinetics introduced its next-generation automated multi-fibre handler, the 1050C Cable Aligner.
The OFC conference in San Diego saw EXFO launch and demonstrate what it says is the ‘fastest test system’ for insertion loss (IL) and return loss (RL) measurement for a wide variety of passive components, including photonics integrated circuits.
Keysight Technologies has launched Test Asset Optimization Services, which the company says is the industry’s first integrated solution that measures in real-time, asset true utilisation and health.
Keysight’s Test Asset Optimization Services is designed to eliminate the need for companies to assign personnel to manually record when instruments are in use and making measurements. It aims to allow customers to improve return on investments by optimising capital and operating expenses to meet test demands in research and development through manufacturing.
The latest polarity testing solution from OptoTest – the OP415 polarity analyser is designed to efficiently test 24-fibre MTP/MPO cable assemblies, but it can also be easily configured for 8-fibre and 12-fibre testing.
It comes pre-loaded with 12-fibre and 24-fibre polarity types A, B, and C, plus the ability to create and store custom fibre mappings and channel configurations. Alternatively, the polarity analyser can learn polarity types from existing cables and store them for future use.
The new PXI optical test modules from Coherent Solutions and National Instruments (NI) include optical switches, optical-electrical converters, and variable optical attenuators, with more modules promised for release throughout the year.
As data demand ramps ever higher, researchers are looking to innovative amplifier designs to help transport a broader light spectrum through optical fibres, finds Andy Extance
Duncan Ellis shares his views about the increased focus on automation from network operators, and how the physical layer has so far stubbornly resisted the move
Switching off copper networks where fibre has been deployed is the end game, so why are so few operators doing it, wonders Pauline Rigby
With demand for fibre to the premises increasing, Keely Portway looks at the role training plays in ensuring installation skills remain available to meet this growing demand