TraceSpan's NG-PON Xpert™ OLT Emulator Supports User-Defined Tests and Playback
Allows stand-alone ONU testing with recordings from live OLTs
Ra’anana, Israel, April 4, 2018 – TraceSpan Communications, a leader in broadband analysis and monitoring solutions, announced today that it has enhanced the capabilities of its NG-PON OLT Emulator to support user-defined tests as well as OMCI playback. The new OLT emulator currently supports XGS-PON and XG-PON1 and is upgradeable to support NG-PON2 as well.
The new capability, which was added on to the NG-PON Xpert OLT Emulator, allows the user to define his own test-cases with a wide variety of options and flexibility of parameters. In addition, it can emulate any OLT model from any vendor by playing back OMCI messages that were captured from the OLT and injecting them into the ONU. This makes the NG-PON Xpert and extremely powerful tool for troubleshooting of OMCI issues when testing an ONU stand-alone, as well as for verification of the ONU's interoperability with the OLT.
The NG-PON Xpert can simultaneously perform OLT emulation with capture and analysis of the data to-and-from the ONU under test. It can compare the ONU's behavior to its expected one for each one of its test cases by providing Pass/Fail indications for the various tested steps. Its wide variety of predefined test cases is derived from the BBF ATP-247 ONU conformance test plan, which is an industry-accepted document for high-quality stand-alone ONU testing.
"We are seeing a strong shift in the market towards the XGS-PON and NG-PON2 technologies, which drive the demand for advanced testing solutions", said Dr. Hanan Herzberg, TraceSpan founder and CEO. "By enhancing the OLT emulation functionality in our NG-PON Xpert, we now have the best and most comprehensive PON testing tools in the market today. We are impressed by the confidence that the market is expressing in our solutions and are fully committed to continue providing state-of-the-art products to our customers".
The NG-PON Xpert has received excellent market acceptance and has already been selected by a variety of leading tier-1 telecom operators in various parts of the world as well as by OLT, ONU and chipset vendors. It builds on TraceSpan's massive experience in the PON testing solutions, which also includes the GPON Xpert™ analyzer and the GPON Tracer™ handheld testing device.
With a solid installed base and a constantly growing number of customers, the NG-PON Xpert is establishing itself as the standard de-facto NG-PON testing solution in the market.