Multiple Ethernet Throughput Test System

Multiple Ethernet Throughput Test System

This system incorporates an EXFO test platform for bit-error rate and optical loss testing on both copper- and fibre-media channels.  The system was set up with PreciselySo's Precise Test Manager to provide tests in various forms - throughput, loopback, optical, copper at different rates which are very easy to set up, without any coding, to match several model variants of the products being manufactured.

Tests are performed with the operator needing very little knowledge of the test equipment; just the correct handling of optic fibre cable and connector care.

"This is ideal for our testing where each customer [of ours] insists on their own way of testing the channels.  We can simply use the specified SFP [media plug-in module] and call up the appropriate test parameters to perform the unit verification."

The system provides automatic traceability of measurements via records which include the test system identification, operator, date and time along with the parameters used for each check.