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Combining Fibre Channel Test Support with Traditional Transport Test Capabilities

JDSU today introduced the industry's first field solution to combine 4G and 10G Fibre Channel test support with traditional transport test capabilities such as SONET/SDH, Ethernet and OTN. Available for the T-BERD/MTS-8000 Transport module, the new functionality is engineered to address the growing demands for installation and troubleshooting of Fibre Channel services in Metro networks.

In addition to the Fibre Channel functionality, new features in this release include support for Layer 4 TCP simulation for troubleshooting next-generation Ethernet/IP services, Ethernet client testing capability for 11.05 and 11.1 Gbps OTN networks, and support for the installation and troubleshooting of IPTV networks. Support for IPTV applications will include monitoring and analyzing MPEG-2 streams, accessing them via Internet Group Multicast Protocol (IGMP) and performing true QoS analysis; including the ability to verify packet loss, packet jitter, media delivery index (MDI), distance error and period errors, program clock reference (PCR) jitter, TR 101 290-based statistics and analyze programs and their packet IDs (PIDs) per stream.

"Fibre Channel is a disruptive technology presenting new challenges in the design and deployment of high-bandwidth next-generation fiber networks," said Dave Holly, senior vice president and general manager of JDSU's field service Communications Test and Measurement business segment. "With its new Fibre Channel and related triple play test functionality, the T-BERD/MTS-8000 continues to serve our customers as the only test tool on the market that combines these technologies in a single test solution, enabling them to build their triple play networks and service Metro network technologies."

JDSU offers the industry's only single-source Metro Ethernet test portfolio that facilitates analysis of all seven layers of Metro Ethernet services -- the Metro Ethernet deployment "lifecycle" that includes lab and service verification testing. This unique portfolio of broadband-enabling test solutions includes JDSU's T-BERD/MTS-8000, NetComplete for Metro Ethernet (including the QT-600), HST-3000, DA-3400/3600, SmartClass Ethernet, FST-2802, ONT and TestPoint product lines. The JDSU portfolio provides an integrated, end-to-end approach to testing Metro Ethernet products and services, including development and production, installation and maintenance, troubleshooting and overall service assurance.

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