Monday, June 19, 2006

JDSU Expands Home Networking Test Portfolio

JDSU expanded its portfolio of home networking test solutions with the introduction of a new home network installation meter, the IVT-600, and a new software management tool called Plan-Um AP (advanced planning).

The IVT-600 is a home networking installation meter that handles a full range of physical wiring tests for IP-based voice, video and data services in the home or small office. Capabilities include:

  • "Test" - Verification of wiring integrity and wire mapping, including both twisted pair and coaxial cables. It also performs outlet identification and Ethernet verification via the testing of dynamic host and configuration protocol (DHCP) and ping, which help verify network connectivity and ensure server operations are functioning properly.

  • "Talk" - VoIP installation testing and subscriber line interface circuit (SLIC) emulation.

  • "Trace" - Advanced tone generation and tracing (including three different tone sounds) with the ability to trace coaxial wires through splitters.

  • The IVT-600 supports both the Home Phoneline Network Alliance (HPNA) and Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) standards.

    JDSU's Plan-Um AP is a software program that allows electrical contractors and broadband service installation technicians to set up simple graphical "blueprints" to plan and maintain home and small office networks.