The JDSU FST-2802, a member of the TestPad family of products, is a rugged, battery-operated test instrument that enables field technicians to turn up and maintain Ethernet, IP, and Fibre Channel services. The testing capabilities of the FST-2802 range from bit error rate (BER) testing and verifying end-to-end connectivity to determining throughput, link usage, and round trip delay (RTD). The instrument’s ping and traceroute capabilities enable technicians to verify both the path and the connectivity of a link over an IP-routed network.
Additionally, a new login feature for Fibre Channel enables technicians to test both full rate and subrate links with BER patterns and test traffic. The easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) of the FST-2802 allows technicians, with limited Ethernet, IP, or Fibre Channel testing experience, to verify performance parameters and ensure that the services conform
to service level agreements (SLAs). Furthermore, optional automation of RFC 2544 testing is available with improved graphical results and reporting capabilities.
With the new Version 7.0 software release, the FST-2802 now offers technicians class of service testing with the ability to specifically test individual voice, video, and data streams over a single link.
With the multiple streams option for the FST-2802, technicians can:
– Generate multiple traffic streams with different VLAN IDs, user priorities, source and destination addresses, TOS/DSCPs, frame
lengths, or bandwidth utilizations per stream
– Display results, such as throughput, RTD, and lost frames, for each stream independently
– Capture and display the utilizations of up to eight VLAN ID and user priority pairs
– Capture and display the utilizations of up to eight IP source and destination addresses
JDSU / Acterna FST-2802