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Acterna Delivers Tools That Drive Results and Solutions That Improve Your Bottom Line at Taipei Telecom 2004

  • 26 August, 2004 17:21

<p>- Company’s New Offerings Support Customer Deployment of DSL, Gigabit Ethernet, FTTx, and VoIP, among others</p>
<p>Taipei, Taiwan and Hong Kong: August 26 2004 – At Taipei Telecom 04 in Taiwan, Acterna will showcase its position as the largest provider of communications test solutions for telecommunications and cable network operators by announcing several new innovations underscoring one central theme: Acterna provides the tools that drive results and solutions that improve your bottom line.</p>
<p>Leveraging its long heritage of communications test industry leadership, Acterna display range at Taipei Telecom 04 reflects its strategic focus on helping its customers rapidly deploy new services and technologies -- such as VoIP, gigabit Ethernet, DSL, FTTx and next generation networks -- as well as reduce network operating expenses, improve quality and lower customer churn.</p>
<p>Acterna’s product introductions at Taipei Telecom 04 include:
- First-of-Kind VoIP Solution: Acterna’s Voice over IP (VoIP) Solution is the industry’s only integrated VoIP test and management solution for service providers and cable operators. Enabling field technicians to coordinate their troubleshooting with experienced/higher tiered technicians at a central location by using the Acterna HST-3000 (Acterna DSAM for cable operators), the Acterna DA-3400 or DA-3600A, and the Acterna PVA-1000, this solution dramatically reducing the overall time to resolve VoIP deployment problems.</p>
<p>- HST-3000 Option for DSL Services: Acterna’s HST-3000 provides an effective DSL test solution for comprehensive physical layer copper testing and service testing at the DSL, ATM, IP and PPP layers. Supporting multiple DSL variants simultaneously to meet the demands of both residential and business customers, the all-in-one tester is capable of delivering process improvement features required to enhance productivity and efficiency.</p>
<p>- MTS-8000 modules: The latest additions (four new modules) to the Acterna MTS-8000 field optical tester line provide new capabilities for OTDR tests, PMD measurements, full spectrum OSA for CWDM and DWDM systems, and all-in-one connection checks. Enhancements to the Acterna MTS-8000 tester were based on extensive input gathered from field technicians, service carriers and equipment manufacturers worldwide.</p>
<p>- FST-2802 adds Layer 3 capability: Acterna has added support for testing IP services and fiber channel flow control to the existing FST-2802 features portfolio, enabling users to qualify and provision both Layer 2 and Layer 3 service offerings with one tool. By combining Ethernet, IP and fiber channel testing capabilities, the Acterna FST-2802 is the only industry test tool that features rich and broad testing capabilities in one package.</p>
<p>- OFI-2000 adds FTTx capability: A new addition to the Acterna OFI-2000 family of handheld bi-directional loss test sets, the Acterna OFI-2041 extends the coverage of test solutions for telecom and Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) networks to FTTx (Fiber-to-the-X). The OFI family provides test solutions that fully characterize the suitability of fiber used to transport telecom wavelengths and transport Passive Optical Network (PON) wavelengths for FTTx networks, as well as simultaneously test all channels in CWDM systems.</p>
<p>Acterna’s communications test and management solutions portfolio will be exhibited at Taipei Telecom 04, from August 26th to 29th at booth #A1106.</p>
<p>About Acterna</p>
<p>Acterna is the world’s largest provider of communications test solutions for telecommunications and cable network operators. A trusted communications test partner for more than eight decades, Acterna offers an unmatched portfolio of award-winning instruments, systems, software and services that help its customers reduce network costs while improving performance and reliability. Headquartered in Germantown, Maryland, USA -- with European and Asia Pacific operations based in Eningen, Germany and Hong Kong -- Acterna serves nearly every major communications service provider and equipment manufacturer around the world through a skilled sales and support organization in 31 countries.</p>
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<p>Media contacts:</p>
<p>Nick Rowan, +1 240 404 1924,</p>
<p>Michelle Susay, +61 3 9410 9498,</p>

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