Acterna, Formerly TTC and WWG, Brings Broadband DSL to the TTC 2000 Test Pad Family.Business Editors/Hi-Tech Writers
Booth no. 212
GERMANTOWN, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 18, 2000
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Test Pad Debuts at DSLcon, Acterna Booth 212
Acterna, the new company formed by the May 23, 2000 merger of TTC and Wavetek Wandel Goltermann (WWG WWG World Wide Group (WWDB)
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The module enables analysis and verification of DSL service, and validates data layer and network connections throughout the entire network, not just those within the local loop. These higher-level features help service providers quickly troubleshoot the entire customer connection, saving time, money and repeat truck rolls.
When used with the 2310 SONET Field Service Module, the 2357 can test ATM circuit mappings on a DSLAM/IAD, and verify that they are correctly provisioned. The combination of the 2357 with the 2109 Copper Analyzer Module creates a comprehensive loop qualification solution when troubleshooting high-speed DSL connections.
This modular platform reduces the need for additional technician training and makes the TTC 2000 Test Pad very easy to use.
"As the newest module for the 2000 Test Pad, the 2357 DSL Broadband Service Module allows service providers to install, commission and maintain xDSL-based services," said John Goehrke, Acterna, general manager, Local Loop Division. "Customer demand is driving the need for DSL testing to become sophisticated. The 2357 takes DSL testing to a higher level by extending verification capability throughout the network, better enabling the network to support IP applications such as e-commerce."
The TTC 2000 Test Pad enables users to carry a single test solution for all of the technologies they'll need to address including xDSL, copper loop qualification, DS0 to OC-48, GSM, E1/datacom, and more.
The five-pound platform features automated, one-touch testing for many applications through its touch-screen graphical user interface graphical user interface (GUI)
Computer display format that allows the user to select commands, call up files, start programs, and do other routine tasks by using a mouse to point to pictorial symbols (icons) or lists of menu choices on the screen as opposed to having to (GUI (Graphical User Interface) A graphics-based user interface that incorporates movable windows, icons and a mouse. The ability to resize application windows and change style and size of fonts are the significant advantages of a GUI vs. a character-based interface. ), provides VT100 emulation, and incorporates advanced low power technology to maximize the life of its field-replaceable battery. The TTC 2000's tough rubber chassis effectively absorbs impacts of unexpected falls.
Every instrument is durability tested to ensure endurance to extremes in temperature and vibration.
The 2357 DSL Broadband Service Module for the TTC 2000 Test Pad will be available for customer shipment in October 2000 and will be on display at DSLcon (September 18 - September 21) in Boston at Acterna booth 212. The module is priced at $3,750 with the UIM UIM User Identity Module
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Acterna, offering a wide range of solutions that optimize communications systems and networks, was formed by the May 23,2000, merger of Wavetek Wandel Goltermann and TTC, the communications test industry's second and third largest companies. Acterna is a subsidiary of Acterna Corporation, formerly Dynatech (OTC-BB: DYNA).
Acterna enables its customers to strengthen profitability by improving service to their customers through the widest range of network analyzers, systems, software, strategic services and technical training available in the industry. Customers include service providers, enterprises and equipment manufacturers.
They use the company's products to develop, install and maintain their data, voice, wireless, optical, cable, access and Internet protocol-based networks. Acterna, headquarted in Germantown, Maryland, USA, is present in more than 80 countries and employs 4,000 people worldwide. For more information, please visit Acterna's merger Web site at www. power2lead.com.
TTC is a registered trademark of Acterna, formerly TTC, a division of Acterna Corp., formerly Dynatech Corp. Test Pad is a trademark of TTC. Customer and product related inquiries should be directed to 800/638-2049.
Glossary: DS -- digital signal; DSL - digital subscriber line See DSL.
(communications, protocol) Digital Subscriber Line - (DSL, or Digital Subscriber Loop, xDSL - see below) A family of digital telecommunications protocols designed to allow high speed data communication over the existing copper telephone lines between end-users and , DSLAM (DSL Access Multiplexor) A central office (CO) device for ADSL service that intermixes voice traffic and DSL traffic onto a customer's DSL line. It also separates incoming phone and data signals and directs them onto the appropriate carrier's network. See DSL. - digital subscriber line access multiplexer A Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM) allows telephone lines to make faster connections to the Internet. It is a network device, located near the customer's location, that connects multiple customer Digital Subscriber Lines (DSLs) to a high-speed Internet , IAD (Integrated Access Device) A device that multiplexes a variety of communications technologies in the customer's premises onto a single telephone line for transmission to the carrier. It also demultiplexes the incoming streams into their respective channels. - integrated access device An IAD is a customer premises device that provides access to wide area networks and the Internet. Specifically, it aggregates multiple channels of information including voice and data across a single shared access link to a carrier or service provider PoP (Point of Presence). ; OC - optical circuit; VT - virtual terminal.