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Bluelight multi-tester handles most networks

Fri, 11/12/2010 - 7:15am
Brian Santo

Bluelight Technology now has available a new handheld multi-tester that combines the ability to handle Ethernet (1 GE and 10 GE), SONET/SDH (up to 10G), Optical Transport Network (OTN) (up to ODU-2F) and Fiber Channel (up to 10x).

Users can also select unframed rates to perform physical layer testing for OTN, Fiber Channel, Ethernet and SONET/SDH. SONET/SDH testing is additionally enhanced by a multichannel view capability, which allows users to view activities on as many as 48 channels simultaneously.

Up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks can be tested for throughput on up to 32 independent streams, packet flooding, packet capture and analysis, network discovery and auto-negotiation capture. IP application tests such as ping, DNS and DHCP can be run, and cables can be checked for faults or irregular impedance.

The compact BL6000A incorporates a touchscreen and a keypad for data entry. Results and analysis are accessible via an integrated file management system that enables the saving of data directly to a portable memory device attached via a USB port.

James Jeong, Bluelight Technology's CEO and co-founder, said: "The fact that a field technician now only needs to carry one testing device to ensure network performance saves our clients money and makes their technicians significantly more efficient and productive. This is a must-own for any network operator."

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