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VeEx intros low-cost MX100e+

Fri, 11/04/2011 - 3:25pm
Brian Santo

VeEx has introduced a new low-cost version of its handheld Ethernet testing product family.

The new MX100e+ supports 10/100/1000Base-T copper and 100Base-FX and 1000Base-X optical interfaces.

BERT, throughput and RFC2544 testing remain standard. New features, including IEEE 802.3ah, IEEE 802.1ag, and ITU-T Y.1731 OAM link and service protocols, are now included to provision and troubleshoot carrier Ethernet networks.

Link level OAM testing includes link partner discovery, remote loopback, MIB retrieval and link event notifications, while the generation and analysis of continuity check, loopback and link trace messages facilitates service-level OAM test applications, the company said. Performance metrics for delay and frame loss are also supported through ITU-T Y.1731 OAM messages.

V-SAM, the VeEx implementation of the ITU-T Y.1564 Ethernet Service Activation Methodology standard, is included as a no-charge option. This automated test suite ensures that Ethernet traffic with different service attributes being transported across mobile backhaul and business Ethernet networks is validated using repeatable pass/fail limits.

Multiple stream generation/analysis with or without VLAN and MPLS tags, including MAC and VLAN flooding options, are still available for troubleshooting traffic queuing and network congestion problems, while full compatibility with other VeEx Ethernet testers protects and maximizes existing customer investment, VeEx said.

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