UNH-IOL Expands its Partnership with TraceSpan

UNH-IOL Expands its Partnership with TraceSpan to Provide GPON ONU Conformance Testing

UNH-IOL Test Environment will use TraceSpan's GPON Xpert™ OLT Emulator


Ra’anana, Israel - July 18, 2012 – TraceSpan Communications, a leader in broadband analysis and monitoring solutions, announced today the expansion of the company’s partnership with the UNH-IOL for GPON testing. The UNH-IOL is an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry.

In the frame of this partnership the UNH-IOL will use TraceSpan's GPON Xpert™ OLT emulator to perform GPON ONU testing in accordance with the Broadband Forum's OD-247 GPON ONU Conformance Test Plan.

The partnership between UNH-IOL and TraceSpan, first announced in February this year, is focused on building a world class GPON test environment using TraceSpan's GPON Xpert analyzer. GPON Xpert has been used extensively by UNH-IOL and its customers in the lab and during plugfest events, greatly aiding in the debugging of testing. Testing in the lab included a variety of test cases from the draft BBF WT-255 GPON Interoperability Test Plan.

GPON Xpert combines OLT emulation with passive and objective analysis, and can perform these two functions simultaneously, thus serving as a complete integrated test tool for ONU conformance. The GPON Xpert OLT emulator comes with pre-defined tests for the various OD-247 test cases. Its embedded multi-layer analysis capability automatically compares the ONU's behavior and OD-247 criteria using the Validation Test mechanism.

"As the UNH-IOL expands our GPON testing services, we identified the need for a neutral chipset-less OLT emulator for our test environment," said Lincoln Lavoie, UNH-IOL Senior Engineer, Broadband Technologies. "As a world-recognized test lab and a leading contributor to the OD-247 test plan, we are committed to creating the best GPON testing environment possible. TraceSpan and their GPON Xpert OLT emulator are a great fit in this environment and will further improve the GPON testing available at the UNH-IOL".

"We are proud to expand our partnership with the UNH-IOL," said Dr. Hanan Herzberg, TraceSpan founder and CEO. "We have received excellent feedback from the UNH-IOL and their customers about GPON Xpert's value for their testing environment.We are confident that adding our OLT emulator to the UNH-IOL's GPON test tools will help both organizations maintain their leadership in the GPON testing market."

Since its launch in early 2008, GPON Xpert has received excellent market acceptance and became the standard de-facto GPON testing solution, after being selected by leading tier-1 telecom operators and manufacturers. In the last few months a number of new customers have been added to this list, following their evaluation and comparison of different solutions in the market. GPON Xpert is today the most widely depoloyed GPON testing solution worldwide, with several tens of customers in North America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific region.

About the UNH-IOL
Founded in 1988, the UNH-IOL provides independent, broad-based interoperability and standards conformance testing for data, telecommunications and storage networking products and technologies. Combining extensive staff experience, standards bodies participation and a 32,000+ square foot facility, the UNH-IOL helps companies efficiently and cost effectively deliver products to the market. For more information, visit http://www.iol.unh.edu/, or connect with the UNH-IOL on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/UNHIOL, on Twitter at @UNH_IOL and on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/unh-interoperability-lab.

About TraceSpan Communications
TraceSpan Communications develops and manufactures innovative broadband testing and monitoring solutions. Empowered by patent-pending breakthrough technology, TraceSpan's performance analysis and Lawful Interception products enable non-intrusive monitoring of data in broadband networks. TraceSpan's multi-layer analyzers are accepted worldwide as the industry's first passive analyzers for vendor-independent testing of VDSL2, ADSL2Plus, ADSL2, ADSL, GPON and DOCSIS networks. Highly flexible and easy to use, TraceSpan products deliver significant cost savings, faster time to market, and rapid return on investment to Telco's, MSOs and service providers, system vendors, chipset developers, and technology innovators. For more information, visit www.tracespan.com.

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