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VeEX expands industry’s leading 1GE tester portfolio

November 4, 2011

VeEX, a global leader in Telecom and CATV test solutions, has announced the introduction of the VePAL MX100e+, a new low cost version of its’ widely deployed MX100+ handheld Ethernet product family. The MX100e+ supports 10/100/1000Base-T copper and 100Base-FX, 1000Base-X optical interfaces.

BERT, Throughput and RFC2544 testing is complemented by several new key features including IEEE 802.3ah, IEEE 802.1ag, and ITU-T Y.1731 OAM Link and Service protocols developed specifically to provision and troubleshoot Carrier Ethernet networks. Link Level OAM testing includes link partner discovery, remote loopback, MIB retrieval, and link event notifications, while the generation and analysis of Continuity Check, Loopback, and Link trace messages facilitates Service Level OAM test applications. Performance metrics for delay and frame loss are also supported through ITU-T Y.1731 OAM messages.

V-SAM, the VeEX implementation of the ITU-T Y.1564 Ethernet Service Activation Methodology standard is included as a no-charge option. This highly intuitive and automated test suite ensures that Ethernet traffic with different service attributes being transported across today’s mobile backhaul and business Ethernet networks is validated using repeatable pass/fail limits. This enables faster service deployment, thus reducing operational expenses.

Multiple stream generation/analysis with or without VLAN and MPLS tags, including MAC and VLAN flooding options are still available for troubleshooting traffic queuing and network congestion problems, while full compatibility with other VeEX Ethernet testers protects and maximizes existing customer investment.

With its comprehensive array of test functionalities, the MX100e+ is ideal for field technicians installing, commissioning, and maintaining Carrier Ethernet networks. The MX100e+ will be showcased at the upcoming Ethernet Expo in New York City, November 8-9, booth 213 and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta, November 15-17, booth 1742. For more information visit

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