14 March 2017
Director, Americas Marketing
Anritsu Enhances Field-portable Network Master™ Pro with 100G CFP4, QSFP28, SFP28 Support
New Multirate Module Creates Industry-first Field-portable Solution for Testing to 100G, Including Interfaces Being Finalized by Standard Bodies
Richardson, TX –
Anritsu Company introduces a 100G Multirate Module for its Network Master™ Pro MT1000A
all-in-one tester that supports interface rates from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps, and technologies including Ethernet, Optical Transport Networks (OTN), SDH/SONET, Fibre Channel, and CPRI/OBSAI. Integrating the new 100G module, along with existing OTDR and CPRI RF modules, into the MT1000A mainframe provides field engineers and technicians with the industry’s first handheld solution that covers all current testing needs associated with data center, core, metro, access, mobile backhaul and mobile fronthaul networks.
With the 100G Multirate Module installed, the Network Master Pro MT1000A supports more interface standards than any other handheld transport tester on the market. The all-in-one tester meets requirements for CFP4/QSFP28 (100GbE/OTU4), QSFP+ (40GbE/OTU3), SFP28 (25GbE), SFP+/SFP (GbE-10GbE/OTU1-OTU2/STM1-64/OC3-192/1GFC-16GFC/CPRI1-8/OBSAI1x-8x), and RJ45 (10 Mbps-1 Gbps). Its flexible design provides single- and dual-port configurations with field upgradability across testing technologies to provide a simple upgrade path, when necessary, for a future-proof investment.
Among the technologies supported with the 100G Multirate Module is 25G Ethernet. It also provides the largest depth of OTN mappings to client signals, including three levels of ODU Multi-Stage mappings. The comprehensive test capability allows engineers and technicians to keep pace with emerging networking requirements.
In addition to the 100G Multirate Module, other enhancements have been made to the Network Master Pro MT1000A to address market conditions. A new G0382A auto-focus Video Inspection Probe (VIP) automates the optical connector inspection process with image focus, centering, capture, analysis and report generation by pressing a single button. Also added are Cat 6/6a cable test support, Fibre Channel buffer credit analysis, and an in-band network discovery capability that identifies other Anritsu Network Master products on the network and automates testing between them. Many of these enhancements are also available for the Network Master™ Flex MT1100A optical transport tester.
The enhancements solidify the market-leading positions of the Network Master Pro MT1000A and Network Master Flex MT1100A testers. The Network Master MT1x00A series supports multiple technologies utilizing a shared direct-access GUI, PC control, and one-button testing software to ensure every test is completed correctly the first time, every time. The Network Master Pro MT1000A and MT1100A Network Master Flex, as well as other Anritsu test solutions, will be on display at OFC 2017 in the Los Angeles Convention Center March 21st
booth # 2819.
Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.
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