Housed in the FTB-400 Universal Test System, the FTB-8000 allows T-Carrier/PDH and SONET/SDH protocol testing for signals from DS0/E0 to OC-192/STM-64. By integrating DS0/E0 to OC-192c/STM-64c test functions into its FTB-400 Universal Test System, EXFO combines physical-, optical- and protocol-layer testing inside a single test platform. The result: tremendous operational efficiencies when it comes to turning up revenue-generating services in a timely fashion. The same field professional that lit up a new wavelength on a DWDM route and performed an OSA test with an FTB-400 can now, in a snap, complete the final certification of the channel by running an OC-192c/STM-64c BER test.
When it comes to generating revenue, every penny counts. That's why EXFO¿s FTB-8000 SONET/SDH Analyzer includes a full-fledged suite of test functions for turning up services ranging from OC-192c/STM-64c down to DS0/E0, covering all the requirements for long-haul, metro and access networks.
The FTB-400 Universal Test System
The FTB-400 UTS is the first portable telecom/datacom network test platform to combine full test capabilities for DS0/E0 to OC-192c/STM-64c, 10/100/1000 Mb/s Ethernet with optical- and physical-layer testing capabilities, making it a truly universal system.
Designed with a unique layered approach, the FTB-8000 module can be combined with any of the existing or future FTB modules, all within the 2-slot, 4-slot, 7-slot or 8-slot FTB-400 platform. It can also be used as an FTB-400 stand-alone solution for applications requiring only protocol-layer testing.
Maintaining the Infrastructure
The ability to upgrade an existing fleet of FTB-400 platforms to include protocol-layer testing reduces overall cost of ownership. In addition, it provides field technicians with new insight into the behavior of their network. For instance, a technician can now correlate protocol-layer anomalies (such as bit or parity errors) with physical- or optical-layer defects (such as low OSNR or excessive PMD or CD), considerably reducing the amount of time required to troubleshoot a problem in the network. All of this, without having to carry more than a single, field-rugged, portable unit¿the FTB-400 UTS.
Smart User Interface (SUI)
As part of EXFO's family of protocol-layer testing products, the FTB-8000 comes with a unique smart user interface (SUI) for unparalleled ease of use. Its test scripting feature enables the automation of field-testing procedures. The FTB-8000 can also be remotely managed via EXFO's Visual Guardian¿ element management system (EMS).
Monitoring Service-Level Agreements with Smart Mode
The FTB-8000 unleashes the full power of a complete SONET/SDH analyzer in a single module, allowing operators to perform long-term performance monitoring and gather an extensive suite of health parameters concerning their in-service networks. In addition, the Smart mode enables the FTB-8000 to automatically discover the structure of the received SONET/SDH signal, map out the embedded tributaries and scan for alarms and errors.
Dual Test Mode
While traditional test sets only allow users to perform one test at a time, the FTB-8000 offers a Dual Test mode, enabling users to configure and simultaneously execute separate DSn/PDH and SONET/SDH tests, optimizing service turn-up time.
The FTB-80x0, through its optional Visual Guardian¿ Lite element management system (EMS), allows you to perform remote testing and data analysis, as well as remote monitoring via standard Ethernet or remote dial-up connections.
Specific configuration for this asset is as follows
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