EXFO's (www.exfo.com) FTB-8130NGE Power Blazer is a Next-Generation Multiservice Test Module with Ethernet, SONET/SDH, OTN and Fibre Channel test functions in a small form factor. With the EtherSAM (ITU-T Y.156sam) test suite, it brings advanced standardized testing capabilities for Ethernet mobile backhaul and business services.
EXFO's EtherSAM test suite is based on the ITU-T Y.156sam Ethernet Service Activation Test Methodology. Created as a test methodology that may be used in assessing the proper configuration and performance of an Ethernet network to deliver Ethernet-based services, Y.156sam is an out-of-service technique developed to enable service providers to have a standard way of measuring the performance of Ethernet-based services.
EXFO's implementation of Y.156sam in the EtherSAM test suite is unique because of its patent-pending bidirectional measurement test capability. By having instruments at each end of the services under test, the EtherSAM suite can perform tests in each direction.