PacketExpert 10G Ethernet/IP tester analyzes LAN/WAN, individual links/switches

Communications test and measurement equipment specialist GL Communications has unveiled its PacketExpert 10G, an Ethernet/IP tester.

May 5th, 2015
GL Communications adds Ethernet, IP testing to PacketExpert platform
GL Communications adds Ethernet, IP testing to PacketExpert platform

Communications test and measurement equipment specialist GL Communications has unveiled its PacketExpert 10G, an Ethernet/IP tester.

"It has two 10-Gbps optical ports and two 10/100/1,000-Mbps electrical/optical ports capable of bit-error-rate testing, smart loopback, RFC 2544, wire-speed record and playback, IP link simulation and impairment emulation (IPLinkSim), and Y.1564 (ExpertSAM) test functionalities," reports Jagdish Vadalia, a GL senior manager for product development.

Vadalia adds, "These tests are supported on each port independently for wire-speed Ethernet/VLAN/MPLS/IP/UDP testing. BERT is implemented for all layers. RFC 2544/Y.1564 is applicable for Layers 2, 2.5, and 3, and loopback is applicable for Layers 2, 3, and 4."

The PacketExpert 10G also features an intuitive GUI, along with a command line interface (CLI), which enables users to access all of the system's functions remotely using a TCL or Python client and MAPS CLI server. The company also offers a touchscreen handheld version of the tester with a mounted tablet PC, making it suitable for field testing.

With the capability to generate/receive traffic with stacked VLAN (Q-in-Q) and stacked MPLS, GL says that the PacketExpert 10G finds use in testing a wide range of networks, testing individual links/switches, testing local Ethernet/IP networks (LANs), end-to-end testing of wide area networks, testing core/MPLS networks.

Source:Lightwave

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