Modular platform for telecom / datacom testing
The NIC is a scalable solution for verifying and qualifying the performance of today’s multi-protocol global communications networks. With a flexible software/firmware-based architecture, the scalable NIC Plus combines in a single platform the multitude of traditional hardware-based test sets required to install, maintain, and monitor high-speed multi-protocol networks. The NIC is designed to grow as your network grows, and as technologies change.
The Network Information Computer (SDH, PDH, SONET & ATM Analyzer) can be configured in one of three chassis types. The 3 slot and 5 slot portable chassis can be configured with any of the NIC Protocol Processors to meet today's field test requirements. The Protocol Processors can be of various different technologies and bit rates from Nx64K testing on an E1 interface to 10 Gigabit Ethernet testing. PDH, SDH, SONET, Ethernet, ATM, serial interfaces and jitter & wander test capabilities are available. In addition to the multi-tasking capabilities of the Protocol Processors the NIC also features multi-user support. Up to 10 users can log into the NIC through any of the user interfaces. These interfaces include the local GUI, operated through the NIC touchscreen, instances of the remote control GUI running on remote workstations, and command line interfaces. Control can be through the use of an Ethernet connection, wireless LAN, dial-up modem connection or a serial port connection
The NIC products support a variety of test applications for the transport network.
- 100G Ethernet
- OTN up to 112Gbps
- SONET/SDH up to 40Gbps
- NextGeneration (VCAT, LCAS, GFP)
- Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base T, Gigabit Ethernet, 100 Base FX
- 10GigE (LAN, WAN)
- Fibre Channel 1-10Gbps
- Jitter/Wander testing
- Optical Spectrum Analyzer
The CSA 4100 100G Service Analyzer Module delivers the tools you need in order to fully deploy 40G and 100G networks. License SONET/SDH, OTN and Ethernet options as they are required by your rollout, when and where you need them.
A NIC with MSA 4043 module (Multi-Service Analyzer - 40/43G) is the industry’s smallest/lightest 40/43G test solution. NIC Plus / NIC EP can optionally support dual 40/43G testing or provide 1.5M to 43G & Ethernet test in one chassis.
The MSA 2020A and 2030A (Multi-Service Analyzer) modules are available with SONET/SDH testing up to 10G + optional OTN, Ethernet 10/100/1000, GigE, 10GigE LAN/WAN, 100BaseFX, ATM, Fibre Channel, GFP, VCAT, and LCAS.
The SSA 1220 (Synchronous Service Analyzer) module provides cost-effective SONET/SDH testing from 51M to 10G plus optional OTN, ATM capability and All Path Testing™
The OSA 3010 (C-Band), OSA 3020 (L-Band) and OSA 3030 (L-Band and C-Band) are Optical Spectrum Analyzer modules, providing DWDM network testing for the NIC platforms.
Test up to eight 10/100/1000 ports, four optical GigE ports and one 10GigE port (10GigE in HDE 1301 only), four 1G/2G fibre channel ports. Test up to 48 ports in a single NIC Plus or EP chassis.
DS1/E1/E3/DS3/E4 testing with dual DS1/E1 ports, simultaneous and independent testing across all ports and optional jitter and wander (1020 module only).
For Jitter and Wander testing at 51M, 155M, 622M, 2.5G, 2.66G, 10G and 10.7G the jitter modules with Digital Phase Analysis feature industry-standard ITU-T O.172 and O.173 testing.