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Tollgrade Communications Inc. has added to its Cheetah line of test equipment, including a new broadband service assurance platform, and a DOCSIS-compliant, voice-over-IP test point product.

The CheetahXD broadband service assurance software suite offers Web-based fault and performance testing features to monitor a range of transponders ranging from DOCSIS and HMS to legacy versions. The new Cheetah CMD-E DOCSIS test point, meanwhile, is the first ruggedized, line-powered, combination embedded multimedia terminal adapter (E-MTA) and DOCSIS test point in a strand-mountable housing. It can be deployed anywhere in the hybrid fiber/coax network to measure VoIP quality.

Tollgrade plans to release the products in the second half of this year, once testing and industry certifications are complete.

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