Software Upgrade to HST-3000
Oct 2007Lumentum Operations LLC
MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 18, 2007 -- JDSU announced enhanced features for the HST-3000 handheld services tester, what it said is the most complete all-in-one access test platform available, including new features to support the rollout of IPv6.
IPv6, the standardized, next-generation IP protocol under adoption worldwide, was originally called "IP Next Generation" (IPng). IPv6 is expected to replace the current IP protocol (IPv4). It supports quality of service parameters for real-time audio and video and is designed to fix the shortcomings of IPv4, including data security issues.
The new features are available as a software upgrade. The HST-3000's new IPv6 features provide the ability to test IPv6 connectivity, throughput, latency and packet jitter. Tests supported include verification of stateless or stateful address autoconfiguration; IPv6 ping; traffic generation; and the ability to receive, filter and report IPv4 or IPv6 traffic.
Developed in response to customer requests for greater Ethernet test ease-of-use, the upgrade to the HST Ethernet module includes an improved graphical interface (GUI) with fewer "button pushes" that enables users with limited test experience to conduct simplified pass/fail analysis, JDSU said. The upgrade also offers support for MPLS, Q-in-Q (also known as VLAN stacking), Layer 4 (TCP/UDP) throughput testing, and PPPoE. Language support is available in simplified Chinese, German, Spanish, French, and Turkish.
"The emergence of new data, voice, and video services comes at a time when service levels and reliable performance are the differentiating factors in Ethernet networks," said Dave Holly, senior vice president and general manager of JDSU's Field Service Communications Test and Measurement group. "The HST-3000 has always provided the most advanced and cost-effective solution for the full set of test applications required by field technicians and the features in this upgrade put additional testing power in the hands of field technicians."
The HST-3000 performs four automated tests that meet RFC-2544, a benchmarking methodology for testing Ethernet links: packet jitter, throughput, latency, burstability (back-to-back frames), and lost frames. RFC-2544 represents a baseline to verify quality of service, as defined in service level agreements.
JDSU will introduce the enhanced HST-30000 at AFCEA's TechNet Asia-Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii, Nov. 5-8, Booth 505.
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