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[February 11, 2013]

TraceSpan's DOCSIS Xpert Available for 8x4 Channel Bonding

Feb 11, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- TraceSpan Communications, a company focusing on broadband analysis and monitoring solutions, announced the general availability of the bonding solution for 8 downstream channels and 4 upstream channels in its DOCSIS Xpert 5300 analyzer.

According to a release, DOCSIS Xpert is a protocol analyzer which provides full visibility into the DOCSIS network and equipment, including detailed network topology and complete and accurate analysis for troubleshooting of DOCSIS product performance, standard compliance and interoperability. DOCSIS Xpert captures and analyzes the signals without using any DOCSIS chipset and has no effect on the data transfer between the CMTS and the CMs. With its multi-layer probing capability, it provides DOCSIS 3.0 PHY and MAC layer analysis from multiple upstream and downstream bonded channels simultaneously. It supports both DOCSIS 3.0 and EuroDOCSIS 3.0 as well as the legacy DOCSIS and EuroDOCSIS 2.0, 1.1 and 1.0.

"Since its launch in late 2011, DOCSIS Xpert received excellent market acceptance and has been purchased by a number of MSOs and manufacturers", said Dr. Hanan Herzberg, TraceSpan founder and CEO. "Now, as MSOs are looking to offer more bandwidth over their DOCSIS 3.0 networks, they need a tool to test the 8x4 bonding configuration, which is becoming widely used in their networks. DOCSIS Xpert's enhancement to support 8 downstream channels addresses this need extremely well, expands its capabilities even further and makes it the most comprehensive DOCSIS testing tool in the market today".

Support for the 8x4 bonding configuration is available as an option in new DOCSIS Xpert systems and may also be added on to existing systems by purchasing additional software and hardware modules. Some of TraceSpan's customers have already purchased this enhancement for their DOCSIS Xpert systems and can now utilize the full 8x4 bonding capabilities in their testing environment.

DOCSIS Xpert's user interface displays detailed information for the physical layer, MAC layer and upper layer protocols, thus allowing its users to monitor and troubleshoot their DOCSIS equipment and networks. Cutting significant time from DOCSIS development, deployment, troubleshooting and interoperability testing, DOCSIS Xpert accelerates time to market and return on investment.

TraceSpan Communications develops and manufactures broadband testing and monitoring solutions.

More information: tracespan.com ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

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