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GL announces Ethernet/IP Testing APIs for Test Automation and Remote Access

Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - Nov 03, 2021 - GL Communications Inc., a global leader in telecom test and measurement solutions, addressed the press regarding their Ethernet test automation capabilities through “API Support for PacketExpert™ Platforms”. This capability has applications for Ethernet/IP testing on 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps copper and optical networks.

“PacketExpert&trade CLI Interfaces with Hardware

PacketExpert™ can test a wide range of networks and systems including cables, switches, routers, local Ethernet/IP networks, wide area networks, and core/MPLS networks. It can measure bit errors, throughput, packet loss, latency, jitter, and more. It’s available in different form factors – from Rack-based High-density 12-port/24-port mTOP™ platform to Portable units”, said Vijay Kulkarni, CEO of GL Communications.

“In addition to the Graphical User Interface, the PacketExpert™ also provides access to all functionalities using Command Line Interface (CLI) and Application Programming Interfaces (API) through various clients such as Python, C#, and LabView™”.

  • Wirespeed bit error rate testing
  • Smart loopback capability
  • RFC 2544 Tests (throughput, latency, packet loss)
  • Packet capture and replay
  • Packet Broker (wirespeed Ethernet tap)
  • WAN link emulation
  • Multi-stream traffic generation and analysis
  • ExpertTCP™ (RFC 6349)
  • ExpertSAM™ (ITU-T Y.1564)

He further added, “PacketExpert™ can be configured as a server-side application using the GL’s MAPS™ CLI Client/Server architecture. The advantage of such communication enables users to control PacketExpert™ by sending commands and receiving responses in a compiled/scripting language such as Python, C#, and LabView™ that is already familiar to many users”.

  • Control of Bert, Loopback, RFC 2544, Record Playback, IPLinkSim™, PacketBroker, and ExpertSAM™ testing
  • The capability of remote operation, automation, and multi-site connectivity
  • MAC, VLAN, MPLS, IP, and UDP layers testing
  • Multiple PacketExpert™ devices can be controlled remotely from a single client application

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