SmartClass Ethernet (Discontinued)

Entry-level Ethernet test solution for up to 1G electrical/optical Ethernet interfaces with VLAN, Q-in-Q tags, or MPLS labels and verification of Carrier Ethernet SLAs.

This product has been discontinued.

This product has been discontinued

This product is no longer being manufactured by VIAVI. Please see our new SmartClass 4800 tester for all of your Ethernet testing needs.

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The SmartClass Ethernet product is an easy to use, cost effective Ethernet testing solution for basic physical layer cable testing, layer 2 and layer 3 traffic generation, and full RFC 2544 testing. The rugged, battery operated, application specific test tool enables field technicians to turn-up Ethernet and IP services by running an RFC 2544 test or following a set of methods and procedures. The product has been designed for front-line technicians who do not have experience dealing with emerging Metro Ethernet technologies and need a simple to use solution for Ethernet and IP testing. The SmartClass product comes in two major configurations, one a loopback only device and the other featuring full traffic generation.


  • Full traffic generation tester
    • Layer 2 and Layer 3 traffic generation
    • Layer 3 Ping and Traceroute connectivity verification
    • RFC 2544 throughput verification and circuit qualification
  • Loopback and Traffic Generation modes
    • Installation of point-to-point and point-to-multipoint Ethernet services
    • Cable diagnostics to find electrical cable faults
    • Optical power measurements to check laser levels
    • Loop back and filter incoming traffic at IP or Ethernet layer
    • Link Statistics and Results to measure incoming frames and link status

Key Features

  • Electrical and optical testing in one convenient package
  • Line rate traffic generation and Layer 2 and Layer 3
  • RFC 2544 for throughput verification and line qualification
  • LED lights for quick verification
  • Electrical cable diagnostic tests checks cable length, type, and displays type of fault and distance
  • Cable diagnostics to determine if cable is straight-through/crossover
  • Optical power level measurements to verify fiber connectivity
  • Field replaceable AA batteries – supports rechargeable NiMH and commercially available Alkaline batteries
  • Field rugged packaging
  • Full telephone keypad for easy data entry

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