Sunday, May 7, 2006

UNH-IOL Offers VDSL2 Testing with Spirent

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) is expanding its DSL capabilities by offering VDSL2 testing.

UNH-IOL is using Spirent Communications' DLS V2A Integrated System, a physical-layer test setup including lab-grade wireline simulation and noise generation for testing VDSL2 technology. Spirent's test system addresses the growing demand for testing variants of DSL that can support high-bandwidth multimedia applications with integrated voice, data and video streams.

The UNH-IOL DSL Consortium will use the Spirent test solutions to simulate North American loops and crosstalk models for VDSL2 systems up to 30Mhz, expanding upon the laboratory's current ADSL2/2+ test capabilities.

The UNH-IOL DSL Consortium currently tests interoperability and conformance in ADSL (ANSI T.413-1998, ITU-T G.992.1, and G.992.2), DSL2 (ITU-T G.992.3 and ITU-T G.992.4), ADSL2+ (ITU-T G.992.5), VDSL (ITU-T G.993.1) and VDSL 2 products. The consortium regularly hosts interoperability test events sponsored by industry associations.

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