JDSU added features to its T-BERD/MTS-6000A test system to create an all-in-one solution for testing Ethernet over SONET/SDH for all interfaces up to 10G.

The system is designed for the installation and maintenance of Carrier Ethernet networks. The T-BERD/MTS-6000A GUI guides technicians directly to the network layer that is causing trouble without the need for them to be an expert in every layer, JDSU said. This enables network architects, engineers and technicians to quickly identify and resolve the source of network quality issues.

The T-BERD/MTS-6000A offers standard SONET/SDH test capabilities (including overhead analysis, round-trip delay testing and service disruption testing with multiple triggers).

It also provides the flexibility to set up and analyze Virtual Concatenation (VCAT) structures, as well as verify the correct transformation of asynchronous Ethernet frames into synchronous SONET/SDH containers using GFP encapsulation, JDSU said.

Within the same module and GUI, the T-BERD/MTS-6000A performs Ethernet/IP tests such as traffic generation and analysis, delay measurements, packet jitter analysis and ICMP pings. Alarm, error insertion and analysis capabilities at all layers stress test the network and verify correct reporting in network management.

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