JDSU adds portable tester to 40G test portfolio

Oct. 24, 2007
October 24, 2007 -- JDSU has released its ONT-503, a compact 40/43G tester that combines lab testing needs with a portable form factor.

October 24, 2007 -- JDSU has released its ONT-503, a compact 40/43G tester that combines lab testing needs with a portable form factor. The test device, based on the JDSU ONT-506, weighs less than 15 kg (33 lbs.) when fully equipped for 40/43G, and is designed to meet demanding research, development, and service verification testing needs, according to the company.

The versatile ONT-503 allows for full test automation in the lab as well as portability that requires no additional equipment, notes JDSU. The company says the ONT-503 is ideal for users who share resources and need to use one test instrument across different departments and sites, such as engineers who normally use 40/43G test instruments in the lab but also need them for highly-sophisticated certification measurements at customer sites (reusing known procedures). The product is also ideal for rental companies that do not want to cover all applications in one mainframe and those who require a compact test instrument for jitter testing at 10/10.7G and 2.5/2.7G.

"Consumer and business demand for broadband services has prompted operators to increase investment in 40G to expand the capacity of their networks," explains Bernhard Mueller, general manager for JDSU's optical transport Test and Measurement group. "With the addition of the ONT-503, JDSU has an unmatched set of solutions designed to help the market meet the challenges associated with the development, production, and operation of 40G networks."

The JDSU ONT-503 draws most of its features from the ONT-506, including software, CPU, a 15-inch touch screen, and an integrated clock module. ONT- 503 modules and ONT-506/-512 modules are interchangeable for greater user flexibility across platforms, says the company.

Technical highlights include a multi-channel application that allows sophisticated troubleshooting (simultaneous generation/analysis of up to 1008x VC12/1344x VT1.5); four-port Ethernet testing up to 1GbE; SDH/SONET up to 2.5G 1310/1550 nm; unframed signals from 9.95G - 11.3G; 10-GbE LAN PHYs and MAC; 10GbE WAN PHYs and MAC; and 10-GbE LAN OTN. The ONT-503 includes the industry's most compact and accurate jitter solution at 2.5/2.7G as well as 10/10.7G, claims the company.

The tester will be introduced at the Nature Photonics Technology Conference in Tokyo, October 23-25 (booth 28).

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