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December 20, 2010

TraceSpan Introduces G.INP Support for Its DSL Xpert Analyzer

Broadband analysis and monitoring solutions provider, TraceSpan Communications, released G.INP support for its multi-layer DSL Xpert analyzer.

G.INP is standardized by ITU in the G.998.4 recommendation and it can provide enhanced protection against impulse noise or increase the efficiency of providing impulse noise protection (INP).

The DSL Xpert G.INP software module must be purchased separately and as a limited-time introduction campaign special terms for its purchase are given to all of TraceSpan's (News - Alert) customers who have a maintenance contract for their DSL Xpert systems and to those who will renew it by the end of this year.

DSL Xpert provides a complete and accurate analysis of ADSL2Plus product performance and interoperability with no affect of the data transfer between the transceivers.

The multi-layer probing capability allows DSL Xpert to provide comprehensive analysis with various outputs, from analog samples to bits and messages. The analyzer also extracts the upper layers cells and packets and provides data, signaling and warnings of incompatibility with the various protocols.

DSL Xpert can simultaneously present downstream and upstream data and the connection between the two. TraceSpan Communications notes that DSL Xpert’s GUI presents multi-layer information in convenient displays and allows automatic generation of exportable reports.

Leveraging its new G.INP capability, DSL Xpert will allow its users to complete several tasks such as verify G.INP compliance of their ADSL2plus equipment and chipsets, find and analyze problems related to G.INP prior to their field deployment, and troubleshoot such problems on live networks in the field.

"With the increasing use of DSL lines for IPTV (News - Alert) service delivery, these lines must be capable of providing adequate service stability in the presence of impulse noise," said Dr. Hanan Herzberg, TraceSpan founder and CEO, in a press release. "The G.INP standard is intended to assure this, but as every new standard it is also likely introduce new infancy problems. DSL Xpert can now help our customers troubleshoot these problems quickly and easily using automated or manual testing, thus minimizing downtime and assuring service reliability and customer satisfaction."

Read a related article at TMCnet “TraceSpan Adds Network Efficiency Analysis and Enhanced TR-156 Support to Its GPON Xpert Analyzer.”


Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard
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