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Agilent Analyzer Designed for Gigabit Ethernet Space

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.


November 1, 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.

“It is a tool designed to be used for deploying Ethernet services in the Metro Ethernet network,” said Chuck Ganimian, business development manager for Agilent’s photonic measurement division.” Full line rate is critical to that functionality.” 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 can be also used for enterprise troubleshooting. In addition, auto-test application performance testing allows for quick isolation of protocol 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.