JDSU expands handheld triple play services test platform
August 28, 2009 -- JDSU has expanded the functionality of its SmartClass Triple Play Services (TPS) test instrument, a handheld tool for the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of IP video, VoIP, IP data, ADSL 1/2/2+ and copper services.
August 28, 2009 -- JDSU has expanded the functionality of its SmartClass Triple Play Services (TPS) test instrument, an handheld tool for the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of IP video, VoIP, IP data, ADSL 1/2/2+ and copper services.
New functions include an integrated Web browser for ease-of-use and verification of on-site subscriber website access; copper tests that are field tested and proven, including CableCheck and balance tests that provide one-button, pass/fail copper verification; a Broadcast Auto feature that simplifies IPTV testing and automatically detects IP stream formats; and a Packet Capture feature that enables technicians to capture data for offline analysis in the back office.
According to the company, the SmartClass TPS performs highly complex tests yet is easy-to-use, meets the challenges associated with mass broadband deployments, and can scale to future requirements as technology evolves. The tester provides triple-play services testing with Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) functionality, advanced IP video analysis including the ability to test multiple HDTV streams, VoIP phone emulation, and a built-in USB Host 2.0 interface for easy file transfer.
Advanced test applications include IPTV quality testing for broadcast and video-on-demand streams (including VMOS and MDI-MLR), the ability to assess VoIP packet stream quality using MOS and R-Factor as well as network delay analysis, IP Data Throughput Rate verification using FTP or HTTP tests, and the ability to test these services over an ADSL2+ or Ethernet 10/100 interface.
"JDSU continues to provide the market with the broadest range of triple play test options that address the full range of requirements for today's network installer," says Jim Nerschook, vice president and general manager in JDSU's Communications Test and Measurement business segment. "The new features make the SmartClass TPS that much more powerful while remaining easy-to-use, helping field technicians install, test and maintain IP services quickly and cost-effectively."
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