May 18, 2017 – Anritsu Company releases a 100G Multirate Module for its Network Master Pro MT1000A all-in-one tester supporting interface rates from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps, and technologies including Ethernet, Optical Transport Networks (OTN), SDH/SONET, Fibre Channel, and CPRI/OBSAI. Integrating the new 100G module with existing OTDR and CPRI RF modules in the MT1000A main unit provides field engineers and technicians with the industry’s first handheld solution covering all current testing needs for data centers, and core, metro, access, mobile backhaul and mobile fronthaul networks.
With the 100G Multirate Module installed, the Network Master Pro MT1000A supports more interface standards than any other handheld transport tester on the market. The all-in-one tester meets requirements for CFP4/QSFP28 (100GbE/OTU4), QSFP+ (40GbE/OTU3), SFP28 (25GbE), SFP+/SFP (GbE-10GbE/OTU1-OTU2/STM1-64/OC3-192/1GFC-16GFC/CPRI1-8/OBSAI1-4), and RJ45 (10 Mbps to 1 Gbps). Its flexible configurations support field upgradability across testing technologies, providing a versatile upgrade path and future-proof investment.
Not only does the 100G Multirate Module support 25G Ethernet and 100G Ethernet, it also provides the largest depth of OTN mappings to client signals, including three levels of ODU Multi-Stage mappings. This comprehensive test capability allows engineers and technicians to keep pace with emerging networking requirements.
Other enhancements to the Network Master Pro MT1000A address market conditions. The new G0382A auto-focus Video Inspection Probe (VIP) automates optical connector inspection with one-button image focusing, centering, capture, analysis and report generation. Other additions include support for Cat 6/6a cable tests, Fibre Channel buffer credit analysis, and in-band network discovery to identify other Anritsu Network Master products on the network and automate testing between them. Many of these enhancements are also available for the Network Master™ Flex MT1100A optical transport tester.
These enhancements solidify the market lead of the Network Master Pro MT1000A and Network Master Flex MT1100A testers. All instruments in the MT1x00A series support multiple technologies utilizing a common direct-access GUI, PC control, and one-button testing software to ensure every test is completed correctly first time, every time.