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Agilent takes 10gig testing lead

Communications company Agilent has unveiled a 10 Gigabit Ethernet testing solution for manufacturers and service providers.

Agilent Technologies recently introduced the industry's first line interface to support 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) WAN serial testing, and the first dual interface, enabling testing of both OC-192c POS and 10 GbE equipment and services on the same hardware module.

The company plans to deliver its 10 GbE Local Area Network (LAN) serial interface module later this year, providing a complete 10GbE test solution.

The Agilent test module is compliant to the current IEEE 802.3ae 10GBASE-LW (or -EW) draft standard.

Users of the Agilent test module can configure the interface for either OC-192c POS or 10 GbE WAN serial testing, eliminating the need to purchase additional hardware or software. Customers currently using Agilent OC-192 modules will be able to add 10 GbE WAN serial testing at no charge by simply downloading new firmware.

Agilent's 10 GbE Internet Protocol (IP) routing test solutions provide multi-port functional and performance testing under a variety of real-world conditions. Designed for use with Agilent's IP router test platforms, the new 10 GbE WAN solution provides both Layer 2 and 3 testing capabilities, including traffic generation and real-time Ethernet and IP statistical measurement and analysis.

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