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Agilent introduces new testing device at SuperComm 2004

Agilent Technologies Inc. today introduced a multiservice test device for converging voice and data networks at Sup...


June 21, 2004  


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Agilent Technologies Inc. today introduced a multiservice test device for converging voice and data networks at SuperComm 2004 in Chicago.

According to the company, the N2X tester is the first to combine leading-edge services testing with carrier-grade infrastructure testing and emulation.

"Today’s communications networks for voice and data are converging onto a single infrastructure designed to both reduce costs and enable new services," said Agilent.

"These networks are based on multifunction networking elements that are significantly more complicated to test.

"Furthermore, the proliferation of new services is increasing the diversity of deployed network architectures. Previous generations of test equipment focused on verifying the functionality of individual devices or in emulating only a portion of a network. This approach is inadequate for testing new leading-edge services over a wide variety of networking architectures."

The N2X product architecture is based on programmable measurement test cards that offer best-in-class performance and can be updated to the latest standards.

The cards plug into a common chassis and can be mixed and matched to create a realistic emulation that tests the performance of a service from the enterprise through the access-metro network and over the core network, Agilent said.