As optical fiber rapidly replaces legacy network technologies, and higher speeds push outward from the core to access, Viavi Solutions Inc. has announced the slate of new test automation, measurement and monitoring solutions it will feature at ECOC 2019 in Dublin, Ireland from September 23 to September 25.

Craig Black, Senior Director, Converged Instruments and Virtual Test, VIAVI said, “Fiber is the backbone of all networks in use today, regardless of whether the access technology is FTTH, cable, 5G or Ethernet.

According to him, VIAVI powers the performance of those networks with industry-leading test, assurance and monitoring solutions for all phases of the production lifecycle, from lab and manufacturing, to field deployment and maintenance.

“VIAVI is the only vendor simultaneously working with standards bodies, chip developers and module vendors to pioneer 800G, validating production of virtually all of the ROADMs in operation today, and helping service providers construct, maintain and assure networks up to 400G,” he added.

Now VIAVI is introducing new offerings to enhance the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of test and measurement solutions for lab, production, manufacturing and field environments. The new solutions include:

T-BERD/MTS 400G Network Tester: The T-BERD/MTS 400G Network Tester equips field technicians to fully address metro/core, data center interconnect, and business services. It provides the latest technology with interfaces such as QSFP-DD and SFP-DD. The T-BERD/MTS 400G solution provides rate integration spanning from 400GE down to T1/E1 in addition to fiber optic testing using OTDRs and WDM Channel Checkers. The supported combinations provide investment protection by covering upcoming and future technology and all legacy protocols.

MAP-300 Test Automation Platform The MAP-300 photonic metrology and test automation platform delivers the precision required for laboratory testing, combined with configurability to meet the demands of the manufacturing process. Remote automation functionality, along with multi-user architecture, helps increase capital utilization and dramatically reduce the cost of testing.

ONMS (Optical Network Management Solutions) The ONMS family offers the modular OTU-8000Optical Test Unit with a tunable DWDM OTDR and the ultra-compact OTU-5000 rack-mounted OTDR for rapid, automatic identification of fiber events such as bends, crushes, breaks and malicious tapping. A single optical test head can test hundreds of fiber links, and auto reports the GPS location of a fault within minutes, dramatically reducing the time and cost of construction and repair. The new VIAVI solutions will be on display at ECOC, September 23-25, 2019, in Dublin. To learn more, visit VIAVI in Stand 66.