STS-1 SONET, DS3, AND DS0 TESTING IN A SINGLE PACKAGE !
Electrodata's TTS 3,EZ-TESTER® ST represents the most versatile T1, DS3, and STS-1 SONET transmission test set available. Equipped with the best test features and rugged design of the EZ-TESTER Series, the EZ-TESTER ST provides testing support for DS0, T1, DS3, and STS-1 SONET in a single hand-held unit. The EZ-TESTER ST is available in two basic configurations: STS-1 and DS3; and STS-1, DS3, and Single Line DS1 The portable set weighs three pounds, is housed in a rugged metal case, contains rechargeable batteries, and can be operated in temperatures from below 0° F to 140°F.
EASY TO USE
The EZ-TESTER ST is designed to perform in-service monitoring and in-service or out-of-service testing on DS1, DS3, and STS-1 communications equipment and circuits with a guided easy-to-use menu structure. The EZ-TESTER ST features a large liquid crystal display that can handle hot or sub-freezing temperatures, a water resistant front panel, a built in speaker, and plainly marked front panel LED's, all in a rugged metal case. The LCD screen presents setup options, test results, and configuration setup screen. The test set is equipped with an internal speaker and a 2.5 mm headset connection. An optional noise cancelling headset is available for placing calls and for use while testing in high noise environments. The EZ-TESTER ST comes with the standard industry test patterns built in, and user defined patterns are supported at each transport level. In addition, eight user defined test setups can be entered and are then available at the touch of a button.
THE EZ-TESTER ST IS FORWARD COMPATIBLE
This means that you can purchase the EZ-TESTER ST with basic STS-1 and DS3, and then add more capabilities as your testing requirements expand... without having to replace your unit or suffer expensive and complicated upgrade procedures. Most options are downloadable and only require a modem connection. Downloading is simple, using Electrodata's OnCall® feature built right into the test set. If a hardware upgrade is required, a same-day turn-around in the service center is easily scheduled. Currently, only the addition of MF, DS3 or STS-1 (options 08, 20 and 30 ) require hardware upgrades. Best of all, there is NO CHARGE for software updates to existing options and the basic operating system. Electrodata protects your investment and keeps your cost of ownership low, from the initial purchase through the foreseeable future.
EZ-TESTER ST Options
The EZ-TESTER ST is available in two configurations and offers a wide range of options that can be ordered directly or added later as your testing needs expand. The basic instrument: . STS and DS3 . STS and DS3, plus single line DS1
For any configuration with Single DS1, the following options can be added at an affordable price:
Fractional T1 (FT1) - (Option 01)
The Fractional T1 option provides the ability to test contiguous and noncontiguous 56 x N and 64 x N fractional T1 circuits and equipment.
ESF / SLC-96 Monitoring and Control - (Option 03)
This optional capability allows the monitoring and control of information in the Facility Datalink when ESF framing is used, or the SLC-96 datalink when SLC-96 framing is used. This includes the ability to detect or force PRMs, ASBs and alarms as well as far-end loop commands, maintenance messages and protection switch commands.
Performance Statistics Retrieval - (Option 04)
The EZ-TESTER ST provides an optional support capability for advanced Network Interface Units (NIUs) which gather performance data at a customer's premises. The EZ-TESTER can retrieve performance statistics and control these devices from an interface at the customer site, from a DSX location in the central office, or through a maintenance switch which supports a non-intrusive connection.
Addressable Repeater and Maintenance Switch Control - (Option 05)
Loopback and test procedures are greatly simplified when the Addressable Repeater and Maintenance Switch Control option is employed. Command and test sequences are accomplished using the EZ-TESTER ST's commands and its plain language interpretation of responses.
Dial / Supervision - (Option 06)
This option provides the necessary operations to originate or terminate a call into a digital switch or PBX from a DSX or other T1 access point. It also provides the ability to test Switched 56 services by establishing a data line through the public switched network to a test line or remote DSU/CSU. A user defined sequence of phone number plus access codes can be sent or captured along with signaling events such as a wink, off-hook or on-hook.
Computer Enhanced Testing (CET) - (Option 07)
The CET option expands the remote control capability of the EZ-TESTER and supports a user friendly environment for the PC user. Electrodata provides software, which operates within Windows®, to control an EZ-TESTER with the CET option.
MF Dial/Capture - (Option 08)
This hardware option supplements the Dial/Supervision option by enabling MF dial and digit capture with your EZ-Tester. This option must be installed at the factory.
Primary Rate ISDN - (Option 09)
This option is used to test Primary Rate ISDN circuits at the central office or at the customer location. It simulates the customer equipment and allows the placing and receiving of either data or voice calls. It will test 23B+D circuit configurations (or 23B+D and 24B with the use of a second test set).
Terminal Emulation - (Option 10)
This option allows the EZ-Tester to interact as a terminal with HDSL and PMDNI Digital Network Interface units both in the central office and in the field. The advantage to you is that a separate terminal or PC is not required to access the wealth of information and capability provided by the HDSL and PMDNI hardware. This option enables field technicians to obtain access this equipment without having to carry a separate terminal device.
DDS Channel Testing - (Option 11)
The DDS (Digital Data Service) Channel Testing option allows you to test DDS circuits and equipment from a T1 access point. This option offers full BERT capabilities using DDS-1 through DDS-6 stress patterns and 63, 127, 511 and 2047 pseudorandom patterns. It includes latching and non-latching loopback codes, and has the ability to detect and generate control codes. [Supports 2.4, 4.8, 9.6, 19.2, 38.4, 56, and 64 Kbps data rates.]
GR-303 Test Access - (Option 12)
The GR-303 Test Access option provides functions for testing loop access systems as described in Bellcore's GR-303-CORE, "IDLC Generic Requirements, Objectives, and Interface." Capabilities: Captures and displays Time-slot Management Channel (TMC) and Embedded Operations Channel (EOC) data; Filters on layer (2 and 3), CRV, and abnormal cause codes with both pre and post capture capability and timestamps captured messages; Displays raw and decoded hybrid signaling (ABCD) codes.
If Option 12 and Option 3 are both installed, GR-303 Test Access will include ESF performance statistics retrieval.
If Option 12 and Option 10 are both installed, GR-303 Test Access will provide craft interface access via the RS-232 port.
SS#7 Capture / Analysis - (Option 13)
The SS#7 Capture / Analysis option provides functions for analyzing Signaling System #7 common channel signaling as described in Bellcore's GR-246-CORE, "Bell Communications Research Specification of Signaling System Number 7" on 56K and 64K SS7 link channels. In the MSU Analysis mode, the test set captures and time-stamps Message Signaling Units (MSU) that appear on the SS7 link channel. Captured messages, selected by pre- and post-capture filtering, can be displayed in detail on an "expanded" screen to show the contents of all available message fields. In the SU/MSU mode, the test set provides running totals on two seperate screens of Signaling Units (SU) and MSUs appearing on the link. During the monitoring period, the test set counts the messages as they are detected and continuously increments a series of counters that show the results as totals, subtotals, and percentage of message types. The SU Analysis mode also displays the number of message re-transmissions by counting inverted Forward Indicator Bits (FIB) and Backward Indicator Bits (BIB).
Frame Relay Testing - (Option 14)
The Frame relay testing option adds basic test and analysis capabilities to the EZ-TESTER ST for verifying link functionality and connectivity on permanent virtual circuits (PVC). With this option installed, the test set can automatically poll the link to identify the protocol: FRF-LMI, ANSI T1.617-D, or ITU-T Q.993-A, and report the status of DLCIs. The test set will provide real time statistical data for all or individual DLICs such as total frames detected; number of frame errors; number of FECN, BECN, and DE frames; total octets; and DLCI throughput. This option also enables the test set to test connectivity by initiating and responding to IP PINGs.
Other options available for both the DS3/STS-1 and the DS3/STS-1/DS1 configuration are:
Far End Alarm and Control (FEAC) - (Option 21)
The FEAC option allows the test set to display far end alarm and status information via the FEAC channel and to transmit FEAC messages from the near end to test far end responses. The FEAC option also allows the test set to initiate DS3 loopbacks from a DS3 access point and DS1 loopbacks from a DS3 access point if Option 00 is installed.
STS-1 SONET with Byte-Sync VT1.5 - (Option 31)
This option adds byte-sync VT1.5 payload capability to the async VT1.5 capability provided with the STS-1 function of the basic instrument.
The Complete Package
The EZ-TESTER ST comes complete with a removable stand, neck strap, technical manual on CD, battery eliminator/charger, printer cable, and a padded carrying case with shoulder strap. The DS1 version also comes with two six-foot long Bantam-to-Bantam cables. Both versions are covered by a standard one-year warranty.
To find out more about the EZ-TESTER ST, call toll-free 1-800-441-6336.
Specifications for the EZ-TESTER ST ®
Electrical Interface Connectors, RX, TX, EXT WECO 440A Coaxial Jacks (shared with DS3 mode) Impedance 75 ohms ±5% Line Code B3ZS Output STSX-1 Per TR-NWT-000253, 0.53 Vpk nominal, LBO=450 ft HIGH 1.1 Vpk, LBO=none LOW 0.2 Vpk, LBO = Flat loss Input STSX-1 Automatic equalizer for 0 to 900 ft HIGH 1.1 Vpk, nominal input LOW 0.35 Vpk, nominal input, LBO=900 ft MON Up to 26 dB flat loss relative to nominal STSX-1
Pointer Adjustment Increment/decrement and new pointer
Transmit Source Looped from Receive, or Internal Payload Clear Channel Test Patterns: PRBS ( 215-1, 220-1, 223-1) 1111, 1100, 1010, 1000, 0000 Programmable byte
DS3 DS1 inserted on single VT1.5 Remaining: Broadcast, AIS, Looped, Unequipped
Electrical Interface Connectors, RX, TX, EXT WECO 440A Coaxial Jacks (shared with STS-1 mode) Impedance 75 ohms ±5% Line Code B3ZS Output DSX Per TR-TSY-000499, 0.39 Vpk nominal, LBO=450 ft HIGH 0.9 Vpk, LBO=none LOW 0.2 Vpk, LBO = Flat loss Input DSX Automatic equalizer for 0 to 900 ft HIGH 0.9 Vpk, nominal input LOW 0.2 Vpk, nominal input, LBO=900 ft MON Up to 26 dB flat loss relative to nominal DSX
Transmit Source Looped from Receive, or Internal Payload Clear Channel Test Patterns: PRBS ( 215-1, 220-1, 223-1) 1111, 1100, 1010, 1000, 0000 User Programmable up to 24 bits DS1 Inserted on single channel Remaining: Broadcast, AIS, Looped
Pulse Shape: Conforms to TR-TSY-000499, ITU Recommendation G.703; AT&T Publications CB113, CB119, CB132, CB143, PUB62508, and PUB62411 pulse shape specifications when terminated in 100 ohms and 0 LBO is selected
Line Code AMI, B8ZS Line Build Out 0 dB, -7.5 dB, -15 dB Input Terminate DSX +6 dB to DSX -36 dB, 100 ohms Monitor DSX -14 dB to DSX -40 dB, 100 ohms Bridge DSX +6 dB to DSX -36 dB, >1000 ohms
Test Patterns 2047, 2E15-1, 2E20-1, 2E23-1, QRSS, Bridge, Multiple, All 0's, 1:7, 2 in 8, 3 in 24, Alt 1/0, All 1's, T1-1, T1-2, T1-3, T1-4, T1-5, 55 Octet, T1-Daly, DDS-1, DDS-2, DDS-3, DDS-4, DDS-5, DDS-6, User defined patterns up to 2048 bits
Error Injection Type BPV, Frame, CRC, Pattern Error Rate Single, Fixed Rate, Burst
Alarms LOS, LOF, Yellow, AIS, Idle
VF In/Out Connector 2.5mm Headset Jack
ESF/SLC DATALINK MONITORING AND CONTROL (Option 03)
Alarms Major, Minor, Power/Miscellaneous Shelf Alarms A, B, C, and D Far-End Loopbacks A, B, C, D, and P Maintenance Messages Idle, On-Hook/Seize, Proceed, Test Alarm Protection Messages Idle, Line A RX, Line B TX, Line C TX, Line D TX, Line B TX/RX, Line C TX/RX, Line D TX/RX
Interface Type RS-232 25-pin to 9-pin interconnect cable supplied
Display LCD screen of 32 characters by 20 lines Virtual display of 80 characters by 24 lines
Emulation Auto, VT100, ASCII
Responses Standard character responses are provided
Equipment Supported Adtran, Inc. HDSL Central Office Customer Premises Unit Models: HTU-R, T400HTU-R, HFAC PairGain Technologies, Inc. HDSL Central Office and Customer Premises Unit Models:HLU-231, 319, 388, 611, 612, D41; HRU-412, 512; HLIU-960; HDU-451 Teltrend, Inc. PMDNI Digital Network Interface
Loopbacks (Latching and alternating) Channel, DSU, OCU, DS0-DP, NIE, 8-bit user defined
Control Codes Repeater Release, Idle, Abnormal Station, Mux-Out-of-Sync, Unassigned MUX Channel, Test Code, Test Alert, MJU Alert, Loopback Enable, Far-End-Voice, Transition in Progress, Block Code, Release Code, MAP0 Code, MAP1 Code, Eight-bit user defined
BERT Patterns 63, 127, 511, 2047, 2E15-1, 2E20-1, QRSS, All 0's, 1:7, 2 in 8, 3 in 24, Alt 1/0, All 1's, T1-1, T1-2, T1-3, T1-4, T1-5, 55 Octet, T1-Daly, DDS-1, DDS-2, DDS-3, DDS-4, DDS-5, DDS-6, User defined patterns up to 2048 bits
BERT Results BPV, Bit, Frame, CRC Errors, Elapsed Time
Print Functions Last Results, Captured Events, Current Setup, User Setups, User Test Patterns, Captured Channel Data, Retrieved PM Data
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