2.5 Gbps Ethernet Testing made easy PacketExpert™
Featured Product from GL Communications, Inc.
“The increasing number of internet connected devices including high powered mobile phones, home cameras and smart appliances puts high bandwidth pressure on existing 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) networks”, said Vijay Kulkarni, CEO of GL Communications. “As a result, high speed 2.5 Gbps technology is being deployed throughout the world. A convenient advantage of 2.5 Gbps networks is that it can use existing cabling infrastructure. This allows network administrators to upgrade their existing networks without any major investments in infrastructure. The move to 2.5 Gbps Ethernet networks is necessitating the need for Ethernet testing at 2.5 Gbps bandwidth”.
He further added, “GL Communications, a worldwide leader in Ethernet testing, has added 2.5 Gbps support on its existing 1 Gbps/10 Gbps testing platform – PacketExpert™ 10GX. This enhancement makes our PacketExpert™ 10GX platform even more flexible. Now users can perform the testing at three different speeds – 1 Gbps, 2.5 Gbps and 10 Gbps, all using the same hardware. For existing users, the two 10 Gbps ports, already present, can be converted to 2.5 Gbps ports with an appropriate SFP and a simple software upgrade”.
The entire range of testing applications that are available for 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps speeds are also available for 2.5 Gbps. These include:
- Wirespeed Bit Error Rate Testing (BERT)
- Smart Loopback
- RFC 2544
- Wirespeed Capture and Playback
- IPLinkSim™ and IPNetSim™ (WAN Emulators)
- MTGA (Multi-stream Traffic Generation & Analysis)
GL Communications Inc, is a global provider of test and measurement solutions and has over the years worked with major telecom equipment vendors, service providers, and system integrators to meet the testing requirements arising at various stages of telecom products development life cycle.
GL offers a broad set of test solutions that help perform all types of testing on networks, from initial system design, to fine-tuning, troubleshooting, live deployment, and monitoring. The products are widely used to verify and ensure 'quality and reliability' of Wireless (4G LTE, 3G, 2G), SONET/SDH, IP, TDM, and PSTN networks.
GL core product development is backed by a strong team of R&D experts to match evolving market and technical challenges in a most cost-effective and innovative way.