VIAVI Solutions (NASDAQ:VIAV) has launched the T-BERD/MTS 5882, a handheld network test and measurement meter designed to enable fiber characterization, multi-protocol service activation, troubleshooting and maintenance for mobile and cable networks into a small form factor.
The T-BERD/MTS 5882 portable solution covers a range of tests in an automated workflow and is designed to support 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.
- Built on the proven platform of the T-BERD/MTS 5800
- Support for 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
- Job Manager application that consolidates and automates testing and reporting
"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, 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. It's an essential tool for mobile, cable, and utility network operators."