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Viavi introduces new Companion to field technicians

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Viavi Solutions has introduced the NSC-100, the first in a new range of field test instruments called the Network & Service Companion.

The NSC-100 integrates passive optical network (PON), Ethernet and Wi-Fi test capabilities together with the automated test process known as VIAVI OneCheck. It was designed to address the demand from service providers for intuitive instruments that frontline technicians and contractors of any skill level can immediately begin using to speed-up Ethernet network deployment and maintenance up to 10G.

Designed to validate current and future gigabit services, the compact, handheld Network Service Companion tests both network delivery and service performance. It fits the need to test a range of network environments such as PON (for FTTH and 5G xHaul), DOCSIS 3.1 (cable), xDSL and Gfast (telco), and Ethernet (enterprise, data centre and metro).

Featuring a robust, screenless design, the NSC-100 is operated directly via the VIAVI Mobile Tech app, or paired with other VIAVI test instruments to expand their capabilities. The VIAVI OneCheck automated test process ensures that a technician completes all necessary tests while on site. It is also supported by StrataSync, a hosted, cloud-based solution that provides asset, configuration, and test data management for VIAVI instruments and ensures they all have the latest software and options installed.

Kevin Oliver, vice president and general manager, converged instruments and virtual test at VIAVI said: ‘Efficiency is the watchword of the Network & Service Companion. We designed it so a technician can pinpoint service performance issues in under a minute, and close out tickets on the first visit, optimising time, expense and subscriber satisfaction, even as networks and services get ever more complex.’

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