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New test modules from Agilent reduce cost of maintaining networks

Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced two line interface products for its Network Analyzer line that it says wi...


April 13, 2004  


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Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced two line interface products for its Network Analyzer line that it says will help network operators reduce the time and expense of testing and optimization.

The STM-4/OC-12 line interface module (LIM) provides real-time measurements and analysis over Sonet and SDH networks at 622 Mb/s, and according to the company, it is the industry’s first to offer subchannel analysis down to DS-0 channels.

Agilent also introduced an eight-port E1/T1 LIM for real-time inverse multiplexing for ATM (IMA) analysis and troubleshooting.

The STM-4/OC-12 LIM eliminates the need for multiple test access ports and analyzers to gain visibility into every DS-1 and DS-3 access trunk at a network site.

"Reducing these test access resources can lower maintenance costs by a factor of 10 per network site," the company said.

"The IMA LIM’s subchannel analysis enables network engineers and technicians to analyze traffic and troubleshoot problems on thousands of access trunks and channels from a single analyzer connected to a single test access port."