SAN JOSE, Calif. -- VIAVI Solutions today launched the T-BERD/MTS 5882, packing critical features to enable fiber characterization, multi-protocol service activation, troubleshooting, and maintenance for next-generation mobile and cable networks into the industry’s smallest form factor for this category of instrument.
Emerging network architectures require precise timing to synchronize distributed equipment, such as with the IEEE 1588v2 Precision Timing Protocol. This applies to mobile networks with distributed 5G radios interoperating with LTE macro cells, in cable networks where distributed Remote PHY devices (RPD) require synchronization for proper DOCSIS functionality, and in utility networks for the synchronization of distributed power transmission equipment. In all cases, ensuring equipment is properly synchronized is critical for high-quality network operation -- yet this is becoming more difficult to achieve due to growing complexity and convergence.
To help service providers and their contractors simplify testing of these complex technologies, the T-BERD/MTS 5882 portable solution covers a broad range of tests in an automated workflow. This lightweight, versatile tool significantly reduces time in the field for technicians of all skill levels across hybrid workforces.
The move to 5G, Remote PHY and other distributed technologies means operators must meet even more stringent synchronization targets to prevent service degradation. VIAVI collaborated with Tier-1 service providers and used its industry expertise to develop the T-BERD/MTS 5882 solution, which addresses these critical requirements. This instrument is optimized for fiber characterization, multi-protocol service activation, troubleshooting and maintenance across mobile, cable and power utility networks.
Key features include:
Built on the proven platform of the T-BERD/MTS 5800, making it the smallest instrument in its category in the industry
Support for emerging and legacy network protocols such as Ethernet, CPRI, eCPRI, OTN, and PDH
Built-in GNSS receiver
Enhanced diagnostics for microwave backhaul installation and maintenance
Extended battery life and fast battery recharge
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"With this one solution, VIAVI is delivering on the promise of two major industry trends -- the evolution of networks to deliver gigabit speed to the end user and greater workforce efficiency through automation," said Kevin Oliver, vice president and general manager, Converged Instruments and Virtual Test at VIAVI Solutions. "The T-BERD/MTS 5882 supports the more advanced requirements of 5G and Remote PHY, enabling technicians and contractors of all skill levels to complete their work quickly and accurately."
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