NEW PRODUCTS - January 2009
NETWORK TESTING - Sunrise adds 40G tester to STT product family
Sunrise Telecom has added a new tester designed to verify the performance of new, high-bandwidth synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH), optical transport networks (OTN) and SONET networks.
“To test, deploy, operate and maintain peak network performance, service providers need correspondingly new tools to verify transport network performance,” said Michael Howard, principal analyst and co-founder of Infonetics Research. “The STT 40G is designed for these high-speed service functions, while also minimizing equipment investments.”
The STT 40G is appropriate for pre-deployment test labs and central offices, as well as in the field. According to Sunrise Telecom, telcos, cable operators and wireless service providers can deploy the STT 40G in central offices and key points of presence throughout their core networks as they bring 40G/43G links into service, troubleshoot and maintain their networks.
With the STT platform, users can test a wide range of Ethernet up to 10 GbE, SONET/SDH, xWDM and ROADM technologies in a single platform. And the optional 10/10.7G drop feature gives technicians the ability to drop test signals to lower-rate instruments and perform complementary tests.
JDSU has introduced its SmartClass E1/Datacom, a handheld tester for the installation and commissioning of E1 and Datacom circuits and network elements.The device is used worldwide for information and data transfer from one location to another. It features a large color screen and an auto configuration feature, making it suitable for Tier 1 field technicians supporting large-scale deployments, the company said.
Other features of the SmartClass E1/Datacom include interoperability with PC software, so that results can be downloaded for report preparation, and a user interface that is available in multiple languages.
Included with each SmartClass E1/Datacom are dual E1 ports – for bi-directional monitoring and troubleshooting of E1 links – and a Datacom port with a variety of optional test cables to suit customer needs.
The SmartClass E1/Datacom also offers advanced test applications, including MFC-R2 signaling test, VT-100 terminal emulation, and remote control of the unit using a command line interface.
Z-Wave tech powers new Nokia Home Control Center
The Z-Wave-enabled Nokia Home Control Center has introduced home networking technologies that will allow for a “smart home.”
These home networking technologies will allow consumers to monitor and control home applications and lighting; control heating, ventilation and air conditioning; monitor and reduce electricity, gas and water consumption, as well as CO2 emissions; and enhance home security and safety monitoring.
The Nokia Home Control Center will also allow compatibility and control within the interoperable Z-Wave ecosystem, which lets the user monitor and control their electricity usage, switch devices on and off, and monitor home systems and devices such as temperature controls, security cameras and motion detectors.
The Z-Wave-enabled Nokia Home Control Center allows the user to take control of the home, locally or remotely, by using the associated mobile interfaces.
“Zensys is excited to be a part of this visionary product from Nokia,” said Zensys CEO Tony Shakib. “It’s a great leap forward in home control and home energy savings, and with Nokia’s global reach, the Z-Wave ecosystem will continue to grow exponentially.”