The tester now supports interface rates from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps, and technologies including Ethernet, Optical Transport Networks (OTN), SDH/SONET, Fibre Channel, and CPRI/OBSAI. Integrating the new 100G module with existing OTDR and CPRI RF modules in the MT1000A main unit provides field engineers and technicians with the first handheld solution covering all current testing needs for data centres, and core, metro, access, mobile backhaul and mobile fronthaul networks.
With the 100G Multirate Module installed, Anritsu claims the Network Master Pro MT1000A supports more interface standards than any other handheld transport tester on the market. The all-in-one tester meets requirements for CFP4/QSFP28 (100GbE/OTU4), QSFP+ (40GbE/OTU3), SFP28 (25GbE), SFP+/SFP (GbE-10GbE/OTU1-OTU2/STM1-64/OC3-192/1GFC-16GFC/CPRI1-8/OBSAI1-4), and RJ45 (10 Mbps to 1 Gbps). Its flexible configurations support field upgradability across testing technologies, providing an upgrade path and future-proofing.
The 100G Multirate Module support 25G Ethernet and 100G Ethernet, and provides the largest depth of OTN mappings to client signals, including three levels of ODU Multi-Stage mappings. Other enhancements to the Network Master Pro MT1000A include the G0382A auto-focus Video Inspection Probe (VIP) automates optical connector inspection with one-button image focusing, centring, capture, analysis and report generation; support for Cat 6/6a cable tests, Fibre Channel buffer credit analysis; and in-band network discovery to identify other Anritsu Network Master products on the network and automate testing between them. Many of these enhancements are also available for the Network Master Flex MT1100A optical transport tester.
All instruments in the MT1x00A series support multiple technologies utilizing a common direct-access GUI, PC control, and one-button testing software.