Leading MSOs Assure Performance of In-Home Networks and Triple Play Services with Spirent’s Comprehensive Field Tester
Oct 20, 2010
1GHz Signal Level Meter and DOCSIS 3.0 Testing Added to Market Leading Spirent Tech-X Flex
New Orleans, LA - (October 20, 2010) — Spirent Communications today announced the introduction of its cable services module with comprehensive 1GHz Signal Level Meter (SLM) and DOCSIS 3.0 testing to Spirent Tech-X Flex™. Already deployed by three of the top five MSOs in North America, the market leading Spirent Tech-X Flex allows field engineers and technicians to confidently assure the quality of the advanced cable broadband services.
In today’s competitive marketplace, DOCSIS 3.0 and 1GHz SLM performance testing is critical to rolling out consumer services such as cloud computing, streaming media, VoIP, streaming media, gaming and other interactive services with the highest quality. The Spirent Tech-X Flex solution is the cable industry’s first modular field test product to combine comprehensive test and measurement features for advanced cable services such as high-speed data and multi-room DVR, delivered over DOCSIS and MoCA home networks.
“The introduction of our cable services test module allows MSOs to greatly enhance the efficiency of their field technicians and engineers,” said Sean Yarborough, director of Strategy and Business Development at Spirent. “Our unique testing capabilities ensure MSOs deliver the highest level of customer satisfaction, and guarantee that DOCSIS and cable TV service installation and maintenance are completed correctly the first time.”
The CableLabs® compliant Spirent Tech-X Flex’s comprehensive and modular form factor significantly increases the field technicians’ test coverage and analysis capabilities as well as productivity. Combined with other Spirent Tech-X Flex features such as MoCA, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, IP Video, and high-speed data testing, it fully equips technicians to meet the challenges of installing and troubleshooting in-home networks, data and cable TV services. Spirent allows MSOs to deploy a single field test platform to measure and assure the quality of their entire multi-play (voice, video, data, and wireless) service offering.
The Spirent Tech-X Flex gives field technicians a tool that simplifies DOCSIS 3.0 testing and diagnostics with easy-to-read displays highlighting downstream and upstream channel quality metrics, an intuitive cable modem initialization analysis and precise IP quality and throughput measurements. Additionally, this module enables field engineers and technicians to perform automated home certification tests, through the push of a single button, which qualify the customer’s cable TV service. As with all Tech-X Flex test features, DOCSIS and 1GHz SLM testing supports customizable test scripts which compare results with pre-defined thresholds and report intuitive pass/fail results that can be sent to back-office systems.
For more information on Spirent’s field and outside plant testing solutions and the market leading Spirent Tech-X Flex visit: http://www.spirent.com/campaign-folder/SCTE_Expo_2010.