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Spirent Communications opens proof of concept lab for 10GigE devices

Spirent Communications Inc. today announced the launch of a proof of concept lab to assist network equipment manufa...


February 20, 2006  


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Spirent Communications Inc. today announced the launch of a proof of concept lab to assist network equipment manufacturers in the design and development of 10GigE switches and routers.

“Proof of concept testing is a critical step in the design and development process, helping to get the design job done right the first time,” said Michael Howard, principal analyst, Infonetics Research.

“No vendor can afford to let customers detect problems after the switches and routers are deployed on an enterprise backbone. Neither can manufacturers afford unnecessary delays in going to market.”

Using the Spirent TestCenter system, development teams can validate product design viability prior to large scale investment in system development, manufacturing and testing.

“Leading vendors are developing higher density 10GigE devices this year and will face challenges integrating all the Layer 2/3, security and routing features at 10GigE rates,” said Neal Roche, director of product marketing for Spirent.

The lab offers integrated testing of scalability, quality of service and layer 2/3 security, which provides more realistic results compared with serial testing. The test methodology is built into the software so users do not have to waste time designing custom scripts from the ground up.

Spirent provides integrated performance analysis and service assurance systems that enable the development and deployment of next-generation networking technology such as IP, broadband services, 3G wireless, global navigation satellite systems and network security equipment.