T-BERD/MTS-5800 Platform

Handheld Modular Network Test Platform Up to 10GE

This tester is the industry’s smallest 10G handheld instrument and supports testing throughout the entire service life cycle including fiber characterization, service activation, troubleshooting, and maintenance.

T-BERD/MTS-5800
T-BERD/MTS-5800

The T-BERD/MTS-5800 handheld network tester is the one tool that network technicians and engineers need to install, turn-up, and maintain their networks. It supports both the legacy and emerging technologies required to handle various network applications including metro/core, mobile backhaul, and business services installations. The industry’s smallest handheld instrument can test throughout the service life cycle, including fiber characterization, service activation, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Advanced Ethernet test features such as TrueSpeed per RFC 6349, J-Profiler™, Wirespeed capture/decode, and automated J-Mentor, help field technicians test their networks faster and more accurately than ever before. Learn more about Fiber Testing and OTDR Testing from VIAVI experts.

Benefits

  • Simplifies multitechnology testing with an all-in-one dual-10 G handheld
  • Optimized for field use with a multitouch screen, scripted workflows, and clear results
  • Supports efficient best practices with repeatable methods and procedures
  • Speeds fiber characterization, Ethernet service activation, and troubleshooting tests
  • Empowers cell-site technicians to easily install and maintain back haul and front haul networks
  • Avoid costly and dangerous tower climbs

Features

  • Fully-loaded TDM/PDH to dual 10 G Ethernet, SONET, SDH, Fiber Channel, and OTN support
  • Automated, enhanced RFC 2544 and SAMComplete testing per ITU-T Y.1564
  • Integrated burst testing approach per MEF 34 and RFC 6349 TrueSpeed™TCP throughput testing
  • Integrated Timing/Synchronization testing including PTP/1588v2, SyncE, Wander, and One Way Delay test
  • Fronthaul Testing CPRI/OBSAI Layer 1/Layer 2 and emulation of Baseband and Remote Radio units
  • Single- and dual-port versions
  • Compatible with VIAVI 4100-Series OTDR modules and Smart Link Mapper™, fiber microscopes, and optical power meters - Learn more about OTDR Testing
  • BBU emulation
  • RFoCPRI

Applications

  • Mobile and backhaul characterization, validation, and troubleshooting
  • Converged Ethernet/IP network testing and troubleshooting at 10 Mbps to 10 G interfaces
  • Fiber link characterization and troubleshooting
  • Installation and maintenance of OTN and legacy SONET/SDH and TDM/PDH networks
  • Installation and maintenance of wireless synchronization technologies such as PTP/1588v2 and SyncE
  • Remote radio head (RRH) testing at the wireless basestation
  • Test RRH health from the bottom of the tower via CPRI links and BBU emulation
  • Identify PIM and interference issues from an optical test access point (RFoCPRI)

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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).


Part of The VIAVI Remote PHY Solution

This product is part of the comprehensive VIAVI Remote PHY turn-up and maintenance solution enabling seamless transitions from legacy to distributed access architectures.

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Instrument Care Support Plans

Save up the 50% of standard service prices and obtain priority service when you buy a bundled plan at the same time the instrument is purchased. Care Support Plans offer the best way to purchase extended warranty, premium technical support, self-paced training, and critical maintenance services like calibration services that include software and engineering change order update services to ensure your product is maintained with current software and a calibration certificate. These discounted plans are 2-5 years long when purchased upfront with your VIAVI instruments.


VIAVI Care Support

VIAVI Care Support

* 5-year plans only; if applicable

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Factory Repair

VIAVI Solutions is a single-source supplier for all of your factory and on-site test equipment repair, maintenance, and calibration service needs.

We offer return-to-factory, fixed-rate repair services for all VIAVI test equipment. Fixed-rate repair provides the best turnaround time, streamlining the overall repair process and creating a very predictable and reliable repair experience at the best pricing.

Our technicians ensure that your equipment is functioning properly by completing any maintenance and install enhancements,  including engineering change notice updates.

Find out more about our Factory Repair Services

Factory Calibration

Keeping your equipment in top-running shape with factory or onsite calibration services helps ensure your network will continue to operate at peak performance. A variety of options allow you to manage the logistics of calibrating your equipment, while maximizing your maintenance investment. Performing regular calibration of equipment ensures the accuracy of its measurements. Improper calibration, however can compromise a network and impact services.  

Keep your equipment in top-running shape with VIAVI On-site Services that help to ensure your network continues to operate at peak performance. It's the most cost-efficient and effective way to maintain equipment on a timetable that meets your requirements.

Find out more about our Calibration Services

Self-Paced Training

VIAVI offers self-paced technical and product training as a flexible, efficient, and cost-effective training delivery option. Self-paced training offers a flexible training option for small groups of employees or those located remotely or in multiple locations. It’s an ideal training solution for instructing technicians who work in the field and cannot attend on-site classes.

Find out more about our Training Services

Priority Service

VIAVI Care Plan Priority Services and Technical Expert Application Center (TAC) Service Levels for Field Portable Instruments used to test fiber, cable TV, xDSL, metro and wireless networks

All customers enjoy Standard Plus support during the product warranty period and can upgrade to Premium TAC by purchasing a VIAVI Care Support Plan.

The hallmark of our test platforms is evolving, modular test features to allow customers to keep pace with advancing communications technologies. The learning process is not just “one and done,” and field teams often have high rates of turnover.

Find out more about our Priority Services

Battery / Bag Replacement Coverage
Batteries and bags wear out with daily use and charge cycles. To ensure these items don't slow you down, our 5 year plans include a replacement over the life of your 5 year plan.

VIAVI will provide a one-time replacement of bad battery and worn soft bag/glove within the duration of a 5-year SilverCare or MaxCare Support Plan. Replacement will only be replaced when the instrument is returned to VIAVI for repair or calibration service. Hard cases are excluded, and coverage is not applicable for instruments sold without bag/battery.

This coverage is Included in 5 year Silver and MaxCare Plans

Technical Assistance
The VIAVI Technical Support team can assist you in using/configuring products or address issues regarding product performance.

Visit our Technical Assistance section for more information.

MaxCare Accessory Replacement Coverage
Instrument products come with accessory cables and connector tips. To ensure reliable, accurate testing we will cover the replacement of one accessory annually, to ensure good test results.

When an accessory has been determined to be defective or faulty, VIAVI will, at no charge to customer, either repair the accessory or exchange at VIAVI’s discretion. Exchanged accessories may be new or refurbished. All returned accessories become property of VIAVI. The following limitations apply: no more than one accessory may be exchanged per 12 month period; applicable accessories include only those accessories that are considered essential to the operation of the instrument and were shipped with the original purchased product. The Customer is responsible for shipping faulty accessory back to VIAVI when there is a concern or during a calibration or repair service event.

Express Loaner
Now you can schedule calibrations or repairs with no downtime. The Express Loaner Service provides you with a similarly configured piece of equipment before sending yours in for calibration or for that unexpected repair that you need immediately.


Care Support Plan - T-BERD/MTS-58xx

Care Support Plan - T-BERD/MTS-58xx

ProductRecommended Plan (Part Number)BronzeCare
BronzeCare
SilverCare
SilverCare
MaxCare
MaxCare
Why calibrate?
T-BERD/MTS-58xx incl. 100GMaxCare-5

Why calibrate this product?
What are the common issues?

Why calibrate this product?

OTN/SONET/SDH/E1/T1 have transmit frequencies which need to be accurate to meet the specifications.

Factory standards to ensure accuracy

Factory standards to ensure accuracy

VIAVI Calibrates to TL9000 factory standards to ensure your instrument is certified to measure accurately, as it did when it came off the factory line.  Instruments that are out of calibration will produce unreliable measurements and can create false passing or false failing test results that often cause your team repeat work.  We maintain, polish and clean all fiber connectors, fix pigtail connections that are internal to the product to ensure all ports stay in good working order and upgrade software / firmware to the latest approved release to enable enhancements. VIAVI Care Plans are the most cost-effective way to plan for calibration with a low, discounted price at the time of instrument purchase, however fixed rate calibration can be purchased at a later date on a separate purchase order.

  • Ensure accurate measurements that meet calibration and service level agreements, ISO and TL standards for network test procedures.
  • Ensure all test transmission signals work properly to avoid issues such as not reaching full line rate testing rate required to validate service bandwidth, speed and quality of service (QoS).
  • Maintain ports and connectors to keep test transmissions working properly and to extend the life of the instrument. For example, if optical connectors and, lasers are bad or electrical/RF interface ports are loose after years of connection cycles, OTDR, TDR, and Radio Frequency measurements will not work properly.
  • When doing construction, installation and activation work that must be certified, all network components typically must be tested with a certified, calibrated instrument to preserve warranty from manufacturer, such as fiber optic cable manufactures. 
  • Accurate RF frequencies and optical wavelengths are critical to meet measurement specifications.  If using these to validate network elements, power levels, transmission rates, out of specification tools will prevent validation of network elements and signals.

How will my measurements be affected if the product is out of calibration?

Full line rate transmission may not reached leading to a violation of Customer SLA when full line rate test is specified

What are the most common implications of these issues to the business?

What are the most common implications of these issues to the business?

  • Uncalibrated tools produce unreliable measurement results that can't be certified to specifications and may violate service level agreements or ISO/TL9000 standards with your customers and their network equipment vendors.
  • QoS certification may be inaccurate and generate a repeat test need. Contractors are often not compensated or could be delisted as an approved service supplier due to incorrect results.
  • Full manufacturer  warranty (20-30 years) from cable suppliers (e.g. Corning, CommScope, Belden, ect.) will only be granted if the installation is certified with a calibrated instrument, thus the network owner is motivated to comply with correct installation certification procedures to retain and enforce the warranty on expensive cabling and optical network elements, etc.

Common Business impacts include:

  • Lost revenue, customer complaints and increased costs: 
  • Most network operators track and audit repeat work done by sub-contractors and often there is a billing dispute in these cases.  Contractors with high rates of inaccurate test results are usually hired for less or not at all when not meeting SLA agreements or quality metrics.   
  • For Network Operators, repeat service quality issues with customers often causes added cost, customer dissatisfaction and loss of business.  

Example:

Let's look at OTN/SONET/SDH/E1/T1 and various FTTX, DOCIS and xDSL measurements.  It is critical to reach full line rate (1G, 10G, 40G, 100G) to test service performance and service error rates.  If the uncalibrated tester can not reach full line rate during testing, a customer may be left with suboptimal performance that will quickly create complaints or alternatively, the technician could end up chasing phantom network problems that do not exist.

T-BERD/MTS-58xx Rackmount - MAP-2100MaxCare-5

Why calibrate this product?
What are the common issues?

Why calibrate this product?

Cable & Antenna analyzers are measuring frequencies which need to be accurate to meet the specifications. Open/short load calibration must be done prior to measuring by customer.

Factory standards to ensure accuracy

Factory standards to ensure accuracy

VIAVI Calibrates to TL9000 factory standards to ensure your instrument is certified to measure accurately, as it did when it came off the factory line.  Instruments that are out of calibration will produce unreliable measurements and can create false passing or false failing test results that often cause your team repeat work.  We maintain, polish and clean all fiber connectors, fix pigtail connections that are internal to the product to ensure all ports stay in good working order and upgrade software / firmware to the latest approved release to enable enhancements. VIAVI Care Plans are the most cost-effective way to plan for calibration with a low, discounted price at the time of instrument purchase, however fixed rate calibration can be purchased at a later date on a separate purchase order.

  • Ensure accurate measurements that meet calibration and service level agreements, ISO and TL standards for network test procedures.
  • Ensure all test transmission signals work properly to avoid issues such as not reaching full line rate testing rate required to validate service bandwidth, speed and quality of service (QoS).
  • Maintain ports and connectors to keep test transmissions working properly and to extend the life of the instrument. For example, if optical connectors and, lasers are bad or electrical/RF interface ports are loose after years of connection cycles, OTDR, TDR, and Radio Frequency measurements will not work properly.
  • When doing construction, installation and activation work that must be certified, all network components typically must be tested with a certified, calibrated instrument to preserve warranty from manufacturer, such as fiber optic cable manufactures. 
  • Accurate RF frequencies and optical wavelengths are critical to meet measurement specifications.  If using these to validate network elements, power levels, transmission rates, out of specification tools will prevent validation of network elements and signals.

How will my measurements be affected if the product is out of calibration?

Full line rate transmission may not reached leading to a violation of Customer SLA when full line rate test is specified

What are the most common implications of these issues to the business?

What are the most common implications of these issues to the business?

  • Uncalibrated tools produce unreliable measurement results that can't be certified to specifications and may violate service level agreements or ISO/TL9000 standards with your customers and their network equipment vendors.
  • QoS certification may be inaccurate and generate a repeat test need. Contractors are often not compensated or could be delisted as an approved service supplier due to incorrect results.
  • Full manufacturer  warranty (20-30 years) from cable suppliers (e.g. Corning, CommScope, Belden, ect.) will only be granted if the installation is certified with a calibrated instrument, thus the network owner is motivated to comply with correct installation certification procedures to retain and enforce the warranty on expensive cabling and optical network elements, etc.

Common Business impacts include:

  • Lost revenue, customer complaints and increased costs: 
  • Most network operators track and audit repeat work done by sub-contractors and often there is a billing dispute in these cases.  Contractors with high rates of inaccurate test results are usually hired for less or not at all when not meeting SLA agreements or quality metrics.   
  • For Network Operators, repeat service quality issues with customers often causes added cost, customer dissatisfaction and loss of business.  

Example:

Let's look at OTN/SONET/SDH/E1/T1 and various FTTX, DOCIS and xDSL measurements.  It is critical to reach full line rate (1G, 10G, 40G, 100G) to test service performance and service error rates.  If the uncalibrated tester can not reach full line rate during testing, a customer may be left with suboptimal performance that will quickly create complaints or alternatively, the technician could end up chasing phantom network problems that do not exist.


VIAVI Care Support for Existing Equipment

FleetCare
FleetCare

FleetCare plans can be customized to include any service entitlements on your fleet of existing equipment. Please fill out a Service Contracts form for a quote.

  • Any collection instruments with a single coterminous renewal date
  • Each contract is customized with any number of annual terms required by the customer
  • Onsite Calibration, Training, Field Application Engineer days can be added

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Repair and Calibration

Our products live in rugged environments for over 10 years with 1000s of test connect/disconnect cycles.  We will be there to support you to ensure components that require maintenance like connectors, batteries, and software updates to ensure you are ready to test accurately for years to come. We apply factory procedures that use fast, automated calibration and functional verification, maintenance using OEM parts and the application of all engineering change orders and software updates. Services are available through contract Care plans, FleetCare or per incident as requests. 

Top 4 Reasons to Choose VIAVI for Your Repair and Calibration Needs:

  • Minimize business disruption
  • Budget
  • Measurement Accuracy and Product Reliability
  • Measurement Compliance, TL9000 certification and OEM Standards

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Refurbished Equipment

Save on the test equipment you trust and purchase VIAVI pre-owned test equipment with confidence.

Top reasons for buying used test equipment un the VIAVI Encore program

  • Cost saving: Round out your test instrument set at a discount.
  • Accelerated delivery time: The product is ready to ship as soon as it is announced.
  • 1 year warranty, calibration and OEM approved parts are included in the refurbishment
  • Environmentally friendly reuse reduces e-waste and pollution
  • Maintaining consistent procedures across your team is easy when everyone is using the same tool

Is Instrument Trade-In to Trade up available?

Yes! You can often trade in products you have owned for a few years and upgrade to the latest and greatest fleet for your team through the VIAVI trade in program.  Please work with your sales representative to obtain a trade-in to trade-up quotation.

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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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How to Get Started

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