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JDSU Introduces T-BERD(R)/MTS-6000A; Delivers Industry's Smallest 10 GigE Field Tester with Advanced IPTV and Triple-Play Service Test Features
Apr 15, 2008 (08:04 AM EDT)

MILPITAS, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JDSU today announced the latest generation of its T-BERD/MTS optical tester line, the T-BERD/MTS-6000A Multi-Services Application Module, the industry's most compact 10 GigE multi-function tester for the installation and maintenance of Carrier Ethernet and IP services. The T-BERD/MTS-6000A is on display this week at Ethernet Expo Europe 2008 in London, April 14-16 (booth 219).

Testing high-bandwidth services like IPTV has become a requirement beyond the access network because of the convergence of cost-effective Carrier Ethernet networks and high-bandwidth triple-play services. This convergence is complicated by the development and deployment of a number of new Ethernet technologies such as Provider Backbone Bridge Transport (PBT), requiring significant qualification during the design and deployment phase to ensure QoS of business and residential triple-play services.

"High-bandwidth triple-play services are driving new test needs and are a main cause of the drastic rise in 10GigE circuits -- and the need for a new handheld metro core tester like the T-BERD/MTS-6000A Multi-Services Application Module," said Jim Nerschook, vice president and general manager of JDSU's telecommunication field services (TFS) product group in the JDSU Communications Test and Measurement business segment. "Thanks to its multi-function capabilities, the T-BERD/MTS-6000A enables a quick return on capital investment, reduces mean time to repair and simplifies testing -- which reduces operational expenses."

With field applications for servicing Metro Core telecom networks, wireless/cable switch centers and backhaul networks, government telecommunications and network equipment manufacturer field installation and support groups, the Multi-Services Application Module is the latest innovation for the award-winning, industry-leading T-BERD/MTS family of test solutions. The MTS/T-BERD product line has built a solid worldwide reputation based on cutting-edge design and performance. Compatibility with thousands of field-proven units deployed worldwide by every major telecommunications network operator enables easy migration to new network technologies while continuing to reduce expenses.

Technical features of the Multi-Services Application Module includes the combination in one product a high degree of test power including 10 GigE, IP Video, TCP/UDP, FTP test and support for Ethernet and SONET/SDH up to 10GigE/10G on the same physical port. A powerful user interface helps the technician quickly set up and evaluate tests as well as troubleshoot problems, reducing operational expense.

About JDSU

JDSU enables broadband and optical innovation in the communications, commercial and consumer markets. JDSU is the leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers. JDSU is also a leading provider of innovative optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense, and decorative applications. More information is available at .


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