Today JDSU rolled out the latest generation of its T-BERD/MTS optical tester line; the T-BERD/MTS-6000A Multi-Services Application Module.

The latest module is a compact, 10 GigE multi-function tester for the installation and maintenance of Carrier Ethernet and IP services.

JDSU said that testing high-bandwidth services such as IPTV has become a requirement beyond the access network because of the convergence of cost-effective Carrier Ethernet networks and high-bandwidth triple-play services. This convergence is complicated by the development and deployment of a number of new Ethernet technologies such as Provider Backbone Bridge Transport (PBT), requiring significant qualification during the design and deployment phase to ensure QoS of business and residential triple-play services.

"High-bandwidth triple-play services are driving new test needs and are a main cause of the drastic rise in 10GigE circuits, and the need for a new handheld metro core tester like the T-BERD/MTS-6000A Multi-Services Application Module," said Jim Nerschook, vice president and general manager of JDSU's telecommunication field services (TFS) product group in the JDSU Communications Test and Measurement business segment. "Thanks to its multi-function capabilities, the T-BERD/MTS-6000A enables a quick return on capital investment, reduces mean time to repair and simplifies testing, which reduces operational expenses."

The T-BERD/MTS-6000A is on display this week at Ethernet Expo Europe 2008 in London.

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