RICHARDSON, USA: Anritsu Co. has introduced the MT1100A Network Master Flex, a cost-effective, easy-to-use, full-function multi-protocol transport tester.
Combining light weight and portability with high performance – including support up to 400G (4 x 100G) – the MT1100A Network Master Flex is equally adept in the field during installation and maintenance of optical networks, as well as in the R&D lab and on the manufacturing floor to test transport equipment.
The versatile all-in-one modular platform of the MT1100A Network Master Flex supports bit rates from 1.5M to 100G, and allows for easy configuration to meet current test requirements with a cost-effective upgrade path as measurement needs change.
It supports testing of emerging OTN networks, including ODU0, ODU2e, ODU4 and ODUflex, as well as legacy Ethernet, Fibre Channel, SDH/SONET, and PDH/DSn systems. A wide variety of interfaces are also supported without the need to reconfigure modules for added flexibility, and time and cost efficiencies.
Three dual-port modules are compatible with the MT1100A platform. The MU110010A is a multi-rate module for up to 2 x 10G ports, the MU110011A supports 10M to 100G, and the 40/100G MU110012A module supports CFP2/CXP for 2 x 100G ports.
Up to two modules can be configured in a single MT1100A mainframe, allowing the tester to accommodate as many as four fully independent ports at all rates, including 100G. This makes the MT1100A the first instrument in its category to support testing of 400G client signals currently under development.
A 12.1-inch touchscreen display – the largest in its class – coupled with an easy and intuitive GUI simplify operation and allow all results to be clearly seen in any environment. The GUI also supports a variety of languages such as English, Chinese, and Japanese.