VeEX adds dual test port hardware option to its TX300s test platform
April 3, 2015
VeEX, a global player in Telecom, CATV, Fibre and Broadband Access, has announced the new Dual Port TX320s Multi-Service Hardware option covering communication technologies for 1.5 Mbps to 11 Gbps: OTN, SONET/SDH, PDH/DSn, Carrier Ethernet, Fibre Channel and CPRI/OBSAI.
The new compact dual SFP+ TX320s hardware option reduces the amount of space required for dual test port configuration on a single, factory-installed blade. This makes the second slot in the TX300s Platform available for other test modules, such as a built-in high performance OTDR, along with other essential fibre optical tools including fiber inspection scope, optical power meter, light source and visual fault locator. This set of capabilities enables technicians to validate from the physical fiber integrity all the way to the transport and applications.The unit’s dual test ports can be operated independently or simultaneously including in-service, bi-directional monitoring at all test rates. Advanced CPRI technology test capabilities incorporate REC/BBU and RE/RRH emulation modes for rates ranging from 614.4 Mbps to 9.8 Gbps, as well as CPRI in-service dual port monitoring for uplink and downlink directions critical for troubleshooting interoperability or RF performance issues. These features complement the unit’s rich Ethernet SyncE and PTP features which are all critical for FTTA, DAS and related small cell LTE deployments. An optional Atomic clock, built-in GPS receiver, One-way-delay (asymmetry) and advanced wander and phase measurements ensure that no synchronisation problem goes unchecked.
The TX320s works with VeExpress cloud services. This service is included and allows users to manage and share purchased or rented test features (licenses) and keep the test set’s software up-to-date. The optional R300-Server provides a centralised repository where test results can be manually or automatically uploaded.