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JDSU Expands Ethernet Test Portfolio with New Features for FST-2802
May 14, 2008 (08:05 AM EDT)

MILPITAS, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JDSU today announced new features for its FST-2802 TestPad Ethernet test line designed to simplify the installation and maintenance of complex Carrier Ethernet and IP services. The JDSU FST-2802, in use by a majority of global service providers, is a handheld test instrument for service provider field technicians turning up and troubleshooting Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and IP services.

The evolution of complex Carrier Ethernet networks has introduced critical new challenges for meeting next-generation Ethernet service level agreements (SLAs). SLA requirements, combined with the deployment of a number of new Ethernet and service technologies, translate to significant qualification needs during both provisioning and maintenance phases to ensure end customer quality of service (QoS).

"The deployment of high-bandwidth triple-play services over Ethernet networks are driving new test needs, including more simplified features like those found in the FST-2802," said Jim Nerschook, general manager in JDSU's Communications Test and Measurement business segment. "The FST-2802 automation features reduce mean time to repair and simplify Ethernet network testing, which reduces operational expenses for our customers."

The new features for the FST-2802 include: -- Support for Multiple Source IP address testing, which enables providers to generate traffic that requires specific prioritization and tunneling requirements. This process helps verify the effective deployment and maintenance of networks to meet stringent SLAs; -- The Network Discovery(TM) feature, which allows visibility into the end-customer network in managed offerings, enabling better troubleshooting and fault resolution; -- A Layer 2 (L2) Transparency Test feature that allows verification of Carrier Ethernet interconnection by providing transparency of networks before services are deployed, assuring SLAs are met; and -- FTP test functionality, an easy-to-use tool to verify FTP throughput which allows users to correlate FTP performance with L2/L3 SLAs in today's complex IP converged networks.

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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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