Tuesday, April 6, 2010

JDSU intros traffic stream explorer for next gen carrier Ethernet networks

MILPITAS, USA: JDSU has announced the J-Profiler, the latest addition to the J-Complete suite of test applications that simplify the installation and maintenance of carrier Ethernet networks.

J-Profiler saves hours of troubleshooting time for expert and novice network technicians as a monitoring application or traffic explorer for live, in-service links. J-Profiler is currently available for the T-BERD/MTS-6000A Multi Services Application Module (MSAM).

In one feature set, J-Profiler enhances the troubleshooting capability for technicians who must identify network problems in circuits with up to thousands of active sessions, including Ethernet Mobile Backhaul networks where thousands of streams may exist across hundreds of cell sites.

J-Profiler helps isolate problems by providing automatic and non-intrusive discovery of Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN), Q-in-Q, Internet Protocol (IP) and Transmission Control Protocol/User Datagram Protocol (TCP/UDP) streams. The tester also displays the bandwidth utilization and VLAN user priority set for each stream, allowing the technician to view Top Talkers by customer, traffic type, or application. This results in quick and easy troubleshooting of misconfigured virtual network circuits that are impacting other services.

"JDSU introduced J-Complete to help network architects, engineers and technicians better manage the potentially hundreds of problems across multiple layers that cause customer dissatisfaction with Carrier Ethernet networks," said Jim Nerschook, vice president and general manager in JDSU's Communications Test and Measurement business segment.

"By providing an expert tool that dramatically reduces test times and requires no network down time, J-Profiler is an excellent new addition to J-Complete and enables unmatched operational efficiency."

J-Profiler also complements the JDSU Capture/Decode features available for the T-BERD/MTS-6000A; technicians can use J-Profiler for high-level observation and then use Capture/Decode to further identify and resolve the source of service quality issues across multiple network layers. Together, these two features help reduce the complexity and costs of managing carrier Ethernet networks.

Using JDSU J-Complete Ethernet test features, technicians at all levels can make informed configuration changes on their own, based on industry best practices, without having to involve senior technicians - improving the speed and efficiency of problem resolution. From installation testing with enhanced RFC 2544 to advanced provisioning with TCP WireSpeed testing, J-Complete offers the robust tools needed to ensure end-user satisfaction.

JDSU offers a single-source Carrier Ethernet test portfolio that facilitates analysis of all seven layers of next-generation IP networks. The JDSU portfolio provides the industry's deepest set of test features in an integrated, end-to-end approach to testing carrier Ethernet products and services, including lab and service verification, development and production, installation and maintenance, troubleshooting and overall service assurance.

J-Profiler is part of JDSU's portfolio of Carrier Ethernet test solutions that offer service providers, network equipment manufacturers, government, aerospace and defense customers the confidence to successfully build, deploy, and manage carrier Ethernet and business class solutions.

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