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Agilent analyzer offers Gigabit Ethernet, RFC 2544 performance testing

Agilent Technologies Inc. has released a handheld network-performance tester that allows network technicians to tes...


November 18, 2004  


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Agilent Technologies Inc. has released a handheld network-performance tester that allows network technicians to test gigabit Ethernet by running RFC 2544 performance benchmarking to verify throughput at full line rate.

The N2620A FrameScope Pro uses an auto-test feature that measures the performance of network resources such as DHCP and DNS as well as file, e-mail and Web servers, enabling troubleshooting of elusive performance bottlenecks.

It supports 802.3z-compliant 10/100/1000BASE-T copper and 1000BASE-SX/LX/ZX gigabit fiber SFP interfaces;

In addition, auto-test application performance testing allows for quick isolation of protocol, configuration and resource performance problems.

The FrameScope also contains a remote control feature that allows troubleshooting, monitoring and reporting to take place from a central office, eliminating costly dispatches.

The analyzer, which lists for $10,673, is expected to ship in January.