High-speed OC-3/12 and STM-1/4 test platforms for channelized and unchannelized applications
GAITHERSBURG, MD—GL Communications Inc. a global provider in telecom test and measurement solutions, has announced its insight into the high-speed OC3/12 and STM1/4 Analysis and Emulation Platform referred to as LightSpeed1000. GL's LightSpeed1000 hardware platform (PCIe Card and USB Pod) is capable of OC-3/12 and STM-1/4 wire-speed processing on optical ports for functions such as BERT, Recording, Playback, Monitoring of Channelized and UnChannelized applications, such as Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Packet over SONET (PoS), and Channelized Applications for embedded T3s, E3s, T1s, and E1s.
Speaking to the press, Mr. Vijay Kulkarni, CEO of GL Communications, said, “GL's LightSpeed1000 comes with all the necessary software for capturing, monitoring, emulation and analysis of protocols over SONET-SDH links, with a price tag that compares very favorably with similar test instruments at 3 times the price. LightSpeed1000—with optical ports—supports Channelized SONET and SDH mapping of T1/E1 framed signals. In this mode, LightSpeed1000 supports direct access to all 336 T1s (or 252 E1s) channels on an OC-12/STM-4 line per port for analysis and simulation—all within a single PC. The main advantage is that any of the T1/E1 or DS0 test requirements can be met without resorting to electrical access.”
“The card's multiple connectivity, using PCIe, Gigabit Ethernet (GigE), and USB makes it suitable for many applications. The hardware is firmware FPGA based making it easy to upgrade in the field for application versatility.”
He further added, “A unique feature of the card is the capability to capture, transmit and process at wirespeed to/from applications and hard disk on all interfaces. An API Toolkit allows users to develop specialized applications.”
LightSpeed1000 mTOP Rackmount
In addition to LightSpeed1000 hardware platforms (PCIe Card and USB Pod), GL also offers rack-based variant using mTOP 1U/2U rack mount enclosures within which LightSpeed1000 USB units are stacked to provide high-density multiple ports form factor solution for testing Optical/Ethernet network conditions. It is a perfect OC-3/STM-1 and OC-12/STM-4 test tool for customers who require multi-port testing but are constrained by lab space.