TDM, Optical, and Packet Multi-Interface mTOP™ Probe Platform for Test and Measurement
Welcome to another issue of GL's Newsletter providing information and insight into our mTOP™ Probe Hardware Platform for TDM, Optical and Packet multi-interface testing. This compact design features portability, and remote accessibility, making it suitable for field testing, monitoring, and troubleshooting network conditions.
GL's Multiple TDM Optical and Packet (mTOP™) Probe version is an all-in-one self-contained test instrument. The comprehensive mTOP™ Probe hardware unit is designed for portability and can be placed in a backpack. It can house any of GL's popular testing devices such as the PacketExpert™, tProbe™ (T1 E1), USB T3 E3, and Dual UTA HDs along with a controlling Windows PC within a single box.
The computer contains USB and HDMI interfaces for local access. The internal computer within the mTOP™ Probe includes an Intel Processor, either i3 or i7, with Windows® 10 64-bit Pro Operating System, minimal 8G RAM and 256G SSD. It also has an Ethernet port for remote access via Remote Desktop Protocol. Additionally, an external Wi-Fi adaptor is also available, which can be plugged to USB 2.0 or 3.0 ports on the rear panel of the unit supporting wireless connectivity.
In addition, GL also offers mTOP™ rackmount variant, which can house any combination of USB based test equipment (any TDM/Optical/Packet). Combinations of these USB test equipment can be easily deployed and securely fixed to an equipment rack to provide extraordinary scalability to test end-to-end multi-interface networks.
The mTOP™ Probe variants for multiple interfaces are discussed below.
VQuad™ mTOP™ Probe
GL's VQuad™ mTOP™ Probe is an all-in-one self-contained VQuad™ with Dual UTA HD test instrument designed for testing telephony devices including Analog 2-wire FXO, Analog 4-wire, Phone Handset (RJ22), Mobile Radio with PTT, and Mobile Phone (Smartphone/Handset) for a variety of testing and analysis. The VQuad™ solution supports Wireless as well as 2-Wire and 4-wire analog calls using same hardware.
User can perform simultaneous Voice, Video, Data, Fax, and Time Delay Measurements from a single VQuad™ mTOP™ Probe unit. VQuad™ mTOP™ Probe unit includes necessary PC interface making it portable test equipment convenient for Smartphone/Handset Benchmark drive testing.
mTOP™ T1 E1 FXO FXS Probe
mTOP™ T1 E1 FXO FXS Probe unit includes GL's USB based tProbe™ hardware unit with T1 E1 and FXO FXS interfaces for unified testing experience of TDM and Analog technologies.
It includes necessary PC interfaces within a single portable box as depicted in the images below, which makes it suitable for field testing; allows comprehensive analysis and emulation of Voice, Data, Fax, Protocol, Analog, and Digital signals, including Echo and Voice Quality testing.
mTop™ Probe with Datacom Tester
mTOP™ Probe T1 E1 Datacom Tester unit includes GL's USB based tProbe™ hardware unit with Datacom interfaces to test and verify the data communications equipment and circuits specifically serial interfaces that provide clock, data, and control signals. Software selectable modes are provided to emulate DTE, DCE and non-intrusive monitoring for both synchronous (sync), and asynchronous (async) modes.
mTOP™ T3 E3 Probe
mTOP™ T3 E3 Probe unit includes GL’s USB based T3 E3 Analyzer hardware unit combined with necessary PC interface, which makes it portable stand-alone unit suitable for field testing. A single portable USB-based unit supports 2x T3 E3 ports per unit.
GL's T3 E3 Analyzer is capable of processing signaling, voice, and data full T3 (DS3) or E3 data streams, dropping and inserting T1 (DS1) or E1, and analysis of HDLC, ATM, Frame Relay, and PPP Protocols. It includes various signal testing capabilities for Unchannelized (Unstructured) and Channelized (Structured) T3 E3 Traffic.
mTOP™ Probe with Ethernet Tester (1 to 10 Gbps Electrical and Optical Ports)
mTOP™ Probe can hold either the PacketExpert™ or PacketExpert™ 10GX for comprehensive Ethernet testing. The PacketExpert™ has four 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports. The PacketExpert™ 10GX includes two 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports and two 1 Gbps/2.5 Gbps/10 Gbps Ethernet ports.
These devices can generate Ethernet/VLAN/MPLS/IP/UDP traffic at wire speed for applications such as BERT, RFC 2544, ITU-T Y.1564, Smart Loopback, Wirespeed Record/Playback Capability, Multi-Stream Traffic Generator, PacketBroker, RFC 6349 (TCP Testing) and IP Wide Area Network Emulation.
mTOP™ Probe with OC-3/12 STM-1/4 Optical Tester
LightSpeed1000™ and SonetExpert™ hardware platforms are capable of OC-3/12 and STM-1/4 wire-speed processing on quad optical ports for functions such as wire-speed recording and wire-speed playback of Unchannelized and Channelized ATM, PoS, and RAW Traffic.
mTOP™ Rack Unit
The mTOP™ Rack support up to 3 GL cards in a single 1U rack or up to 6 GL cards in a 2U combination using a single Intel processor.