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VeEX launches MTX150x Lite Internet service analyzer

September 20, 2022

VeEX , a player in innovative test and measurement solutions for next-generation networks, has announced the general availability of its MTX150x Lite Internet service analyser. Weighing 1 kg (2.2 lbs.), this new field portable unit condenses comprehensive 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps test capabilities into the industry’s smallest, touchscreen handheld form factor.

The fourth industrial revolution that is currently underway, is rapidly changing the way people work, live, and communicate. New disruptive technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, virtual/augmented reality, artificial intelligence, mobile devices, and others enabling these life changing innovations, are all putting immense pressure on Ethernet-centric networks to deliver service reliably and securely. Operators around the world now realise that today’s access networks must evolve to 10 Gbps (10G) to keep pace with new applications including Industry 4.0 requirements.

The new MTX150x Lite test platform is purpose built to address the 10G network transformation at a lower price tag. Field engineers and technicians alike can now verify Internet speeds up to 10 Gbps, focusing on Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) tests based on FTP, TCP, and HTTP protocols. The ability to quickly verify Service Level Agreement (SLA) rates or perform an Ookla Speedtest in less than 60 seconds from boot up, minimises time on-site improving technician efficiency. The unit inherits many other intuitive capabilities from its respected predecessors but sets new benchmarks for price and performance in a compact form factor. Key features and test capabilities include:

  • Native RJ45 support of 10/100/1000BASE-T, 2.5/5/10GBASE-T rates
  • SFP+ fiber interface supporting 1GE and 10GE rates
  • QoS and QoE testing (Layer 4-7) including Ookla Speedtest support
  • IP Troubleshooting, PoE detection, CAT-x cable checker & WiFi Wiz (SSID & basic IP)
  • Remote control and access for collaboration, technical support, or test result management/export
  • Compatible with VeEX R-Server Workflow and Asset Management system

“The value of a robust, high-speed, reliable Internet connection to access critical Internet and related services in today’s environment cannot be understated,” said Ricardo Torres, Product Marketing Director at VeEX. “Service Providers worldwide are upgrading their access networks to support up to 10G applications, using either Digital Access Architecture (DAA), Extended Spectrum DOCSIS (ESD), XG(S)-PON or 10G EPON, and/or xWDM technologies; we are witnessing strong demand for full featured, versatile Ethernet testers with basic optical fiber test capability. Although the MTX150x Lite is designed to be ‘Lite’ on the pocket and form factor, it is rich in terms of features and performance.”

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