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January 13, 2009

JDSU Intros SmartClass Triple Play Services

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

JDSU has introduced the SmartClass Triple Play (News - Alert) Services (TPS) test instrument, an all-in-one handheld tool for the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of IP video, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), IP data and asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) 1/2/2+ services.
The SmartClass TPS performs complex tests, said company officials said. In addition, this latest offering meets the challenges associated with mass broadband deployments, and also scale to future requirements as technology evolves.
In addition to triple-play services testing with Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) functionality, SmartClass TPS features advanced IP video analysis.
Officials said that the analysis include the ability to test multiple HDTV streams, VoIP phone emulation, and a built-in USB Host 2.0 interface for easy file transfer.
Additionally, the SmartClass TPS offers advanced test applications including IPTV quality testing for broadcast and video-on-demand streams—including VMOS and MDI (News - Alert)-MLR.
Also, officials said that with SmartClass TPS, users can assess VoIP packet stream quality using MOS and R-Factor as well as network delay analysis, IP Data Throughput Rate verification using FTP or HTTP tests. Users can these services over an ADSL2+ or Ethernet 10/100 interface.
The company designed the SmartClass testers to address the full range of requirements for today's network installer," said Jim Nerschook, vice president and general manager of Communications Test and Measurement business segment at JDSU (News - Alert).
He said that SmartClass TPS is the latest addition to company’s portfolio of test and measurement solutions that help deliver the promise of IP services by providing “easy-to-use” tools for field technicians.
JDSU is a provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers.
The company acquired Circadiant, the industry's recognized leader in SFP+, 10 GigE and other stressed signal test solutions last year in November.
In September 2008, the company introduced protection switch technology for the JDSU AON Super Transport Blade, a single-slot solution that integrates major optical network transport functions onto a single blade.
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Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Michelle Robart