Anritsu's enhanced MT1100A addresses data center, metro, core network challenges

Anritsu has expanded the capabilities for its Network Master Flex MT1100A optical transport tester to address emerging technologies being integrated into core and metro networks as well as in data centers. By supporting new options, the MT1100A can now support native client payloads, including Ethernet, Fiber channel, SONET/SDH and CPRI, into various ODU encapsulation, serving as a tool to verify network performance during installation and maintenance. 

Besides offering higher OUT rates, the platform can test OTU1, OTU2, OTU1e, OTU2e, OTU1f and OTU2f. Additionally, the MT1100A supports 10GbE client payload using GFP mapping into ODU2 and ODU2 extended payload. A multi-stage mapping option is also now available for the MT1100A to provide ODUflex support. With this new option installed, the MT1100A divides capacity of ODU2 into eight 1.25G ODUflex time slots for more accurate testing.

Anritsu says because identifies problems at all levels in the OTN signal, the MT1100A can reduce system downtime, and lower operating expenses for service providers. It is a single-instrument solution to test a variety of current client signals over the data plane, and has a flexible platform that can be easily updated as technologies advance. Its modular design also allows the MT1100A to support up to 400 Gbps (100 Gbps x 4) R&D, as well as test up to four independent 100 Gbps ports simultaneously, to increase manufacturing efficiency for 100 Gbps transport equipment. Release