VIAVI Receives Elite Scores for Innovative Field Testing of High-Speed Network Technologies
Milpitas, Calif., March 20, 2017 – VIAVI Solutions (NASDAQ: VIAV) today announced that it was recognized by the 2017 Lightwave Innovation Reviews for three network testing solutions: the T-BERD/MTS 5800-100G Handheld Network Tester, OSA-710 Optical Spectrum Analyzer technology, and the OneExpert DSL Modular Field Test Platform with G.fast.
“The ever-increasing demand for faster broadband is driving high-speed technologies to the edge of the network, including G.fast, DOCSIS 3.1, and 100G metro networking,” said Kevin Oliver, Vice President and General Manager, Converged Instruments and Virtual Test, VIAVI Solutions. “VIAVI is gratified to be recognized by the Lightwave Innovation Reviews, as well as our recent BTR Diamond Awards, for our market-leading innovation. We are uniquely qualified to enable test, measurement and validation from the core to the customer, regardless of the technology, at speeds up to 400G.”
Presented annually by Lightwave, the Lightwave Innovation Reviews program distinguishes top products and solutions available within the optical networking industry as determined by a panel of third-party judges.
"On behalf of the Lightwave Innovation Reviews, I would like to congratulate VIAVI on their elite scores, accounting for three of the six products recognized in the Field Test Equipment category," said Lightwave Group Publisher Rob Stuehrk. "This competitive, unbiased program celebrates the most original and innovative products in the optical networking industry."
Awarded a score of 4.5 out of 5, the T-BERD/MTS 5800-100G Handheld Network Tester is described as: "Excellent and useful test equipment for network turn-up, capacity verification and trouble shooting. Handheld option provides extra flexibility in field use."
Judges awarded the OSA-710 Optical Spectrum Analyzer technology a score of 4.0 out of 5, noting: "VIAVI's spectral correlation measurement method is truly innovative. It solves a very challenging problem: non-disruptive in-band measurement of OSNR in a modern ROADM-based coherent transmission system. This is a meaningful advancement to the optical measurement field and will be highly valuable to the network operators."
Awarding a score of 3.5 out of 5 to the OneExpert DSL Modular Field Test Platform with G.fast, judges commented: "This copper and DSL portable test set provides all of the capability and automation expected today, and is one of very few that extends to G.fast. What sets it apart is extendibility via optional external probes that allow it to perform coax testing, wire mapping, and optical power level tests, act as an optical fiber scope, and perform extensive Wi-Fi testing (basic Wi-Fi sweep capability is built-in)."
VIAVI’s solutions for high-speed lab and field testing, essential fiber field testing, and fiber optic lab and manufacturing will be on display in Booth 2303 at the 2017 OFC Conference & Exhibition, March 21-23 in Los Angeles, California.
For more than 30 years, Lightwave (www.lightwaveonline.com) has delivered trusted technical, application and business insights to senior-level decision makers for optical communications worldwide. Lightwave serves technology vendors, communications carriers and major enterprises with a complete and nuanced picture of the optical communications business environment. Lightwave is a valued information source for information related to FTTx, networking, equipment design, MSO optics, and test and measurement for corporate executives, department heads, project managers, network engineers and others making strategic decisions that are critical to the success of their businesses. Lightwave is a unit of PennWell Corporation.
About The 2017 Lightwave Innovation Reviews program
The Lightwave Innovation Reviews is in its fourth year of recognizing and celebrating the industry's most unique products and solutions that help optical communications professionals worldwide drive improvements and innovation in optical technology. Executives at Ciena, Intel, Lumentum, LightCounting Market Research, and Adva were among the third-party judges for the 2017 Innovation Reviews. Criteria used in the Innovation Reviews rankings include, first and foremost, unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.
About VIAVI Solutions
VIAVI (NASDAQ: VIAV) is a global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions to communications service providers, enterprises and their ecosystems, supported by a worldwide channel community including VIAVI Velocity Solution Partners. We deliver end-to-end visibility across physical, virtual and hybrid networks, enabling customers to optimize connectivity, quality of experience and profitability. VIAVI is also a leader in high performance thin film optical coatings, providing light management solutions to anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, automotive, defense and instrumentation markets. Learn more about VIAVI at www.viavisolutions.com. Follow us on VIAVI Perspectives, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.