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JDSU Adds J-Proof Testing to T-BERD®/MTS

First Field Test Solution to Verify Ethernet Control Message Forwarding, Enabling Carrier-Grade QoS and SLAs across Third Party Networks

(PresseBox) (Milpitas, Calif., ) JDSU today announced J-Proof testing for its T-BERD/MTS transport network test products, the T-BERD®/MTS-6000A Multi-Services Application Module and T-BERD/MTS-8000 Transport Module. With J-Proof testing, the industry's first of its kind, carriers can ensure the expedient turn-up of carrier-grade Ethernet circuits with quality of service (QoS) and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) in environments that employ third-party networks.

Designed for technicians who troubleshoot and turn-up end-to-end Ethernet circuits, JDSU's J-Proof testing verifies transparent forwarding of Ethernet frames over switched Ethernet networks. When Ethernet passes over switched Ethernet networks, improperly configured network elements (routers, switches, etc.) can filter or even drop critical network transmissions, causing hours of troubleshooting and turn-up delays. Delays are further complicated when they occur over third party networks, and by using J-Proof, carriers can confidently test that their Ethernet traffic passes through networks end-to-end - including third-party networks - and that they do not have to build their networks from scratch.

"To make Ethernet carrier-grade, Ethernet control plane messages must be reliably exchanged between all equipment regardless of where on the circuit the equipment is located," said Jim Nerschook, vice president and general manager in JDSU's Communications Test and Measurement business segment. "With the J-Proof feature set, JDSU inspires this confidence and solidifies its position as the vendor of choice for next-generation packet optical network testers that enable a quick return on capital investment, reduce mean time to repair and simplify testing - helping reduce overall operational expenses and increase revenue."

Features in the J-proof Test Option include Ethernet frame transparency testing over VLAN and Q-in-Q; VLAN Priority setting to ensure control messages do not time out or get dropped; Cisco Proprietary Protocol Test to verify commonly-used Cisco VTP and CDP end-to-end; and GARP and STP tests that confirms registration and topology protocols. A powerful user interface with both easy Pass/Fail and granular results helps technicians quickly evaluate test results as well as troubleshoot problems, reducing operational expense.

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, JDSU T-BERD/MTS Transport test solutions offer NEMs and service providers worldwide the confidence to successfully build, deploy, and manage Ethernet and Business Class solutions.

JDSU offers a single-source Carrier Ethernet test portfolio that facilitates analysis of all seven layers of Metro Ethernet services. The JDSU portfolio provides the industry's deepest set of test features in an integrated, end-to-end approach to testing Metro Ethernet products and services, including lab and service verification, development and production, installation and maintenance, troubleshooting and overall service assurance.

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