Network & Service Companion (NSC-100)

A compact instrument for techs and contractors handling installation, activation and troubleshooting of residential broadband, business services and Metro/Enterprise Ethernet services. Benchmarking network delivery, validating service performance and distribution while driving compliance to best practice to simply test everything anywhere

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Network & Service Companion (NSC-100)

The Network and Service Companion (NSC-100) is a new category of compact hand-held device combining multiple test interfaces (PON, Ethernet, WiFi) with the VIAVI ‘OneCheck’ application concept to make network validation and high speed (Gigabit and higher) service testing a simple and speedy process for all frontline techs and installers, be they beginner or expert.

A single high-performance tool that allows techs to operate in multiple network environments and applications allowing network delivery and service performance to be easily documented with clear and fast demarcation/segmentation of any issues in under a minute.

Learn more about Passive Optical Networks (PON).

Highlights

  • Empowering techs to go further with simple, fast and comprehensive service activation test and troubleshooting over multiple interfaces
  • Combines PON delivery and in-premises service distribution testing with PON, Ethernet and high-end WiFi test interfaces
  • One button press ‘OneCheck’ application makes network validation and service testing a simple and speedy process
  • Enables accurate benchmarking of service delivery to and distribution within a premises with clear and fast demarcation/segmentation of any issues
  • Drives compliance of best practice to reduce or prevent customer complaints, call-backs and churn
  • Operated directly via the VIAVI Mobile Tech app or used with OneExpert (ONX) to expand capabilities

Applications

  • Service installation, activation & troubleshooting 
  • Access networks 
    • PON – for FTTH & 5G x-haul
    • CATV – for DOCSIS 3.1
    • Fixed Wireless - for 5G
    • Telco – for xDSL & Gfast
  • Metro/Ethernet  
    • Enterprise & Data Center 
    • Business services
    • Wireless fronthaul – 4G & 5G 

Key Features

  • Robust, field-ready, screen-less design
  • Ethernet L2/L3 loop back support for Y.1564 & RFC-2544 tests up to 10 Gbps
  • VIAVI Fusion (centralized test system) leverages NSCs as remote-controlled test agents
  • High-end WiFi test interface – 3x3 WiFi antenna with 2.4 & 5GHz; WiFi Expert shows coverage, channel noise, airtime, and throughput
  • Automated ‘OneCheck’ feature ensures that all necessary and required tests/checks are performed by a tech while on site 
  • Multiple levels of gigabit or higher throughput testing (Ookla Speedtest, TrueSpeed RFC-6349, FTP SpeedCheck) for service evaluation against whatever benchmark is needed 
  • Service speed tests available through all test interfaces
  • Job Manager helps techs manage their Jobs, Test Results & Reports
  • On-board report generation and submission via the cloud (StrataSync) or direct email (smart phone / tablet)

This product is StrataSync-enabled

Stratasync Enabled

StrataSync is a hosted, cloud-based solution that provides asset, configuration, and test data management for VIAVI instruments and ensures all instruments have the latest software and options installed.  StrataSync Base supports basic capabilities at no charge.  Additional StrataSync subscription plans are available offering enhanced asset and test data management, workflow, KPI analytics and application programming interfaces (APIs).

Training

Product Training Options

Self-Paced Online Training and Certification

Learn to use the functionality and features of VIAVI Solutions' products online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week followed by a certification test upon completion of all modules.

 Self-Paced Online Training and Certification

Virtual Classroom and Certification

Instructor led Coursework: Learn from an expert Instructor from the convenience of your desk. Build your skill sets using VIAVI Solutions products to test various technologies with test and certification upon completion.

On-Site Classroom and Live Lab Workshops with Certifications

On-Site Classroom and Live Lab Workshops with Certifications

Instructor led Coursework: Build expertise using your VIAVI products in live lab exercises with test and certification upon completion. Utilize optional workshop days for field test on your network with your instructor.

Mentorship Consulting & System Admin Training

Instruments: Mentorship Test Procedure Consultation: Application Engineer Days. One of our test experts will come to your site and conduct testing with your team to troubleshoot stubborn problems or write up test procedures.

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