Teradyne to introduce new test heads at Broadband World Forum in Venice, Italy
Aug 26, 2004
New measurement units feature integrated copper loop and services testing
Teradyne, Inc.'s (NYSE:TER) Broadband Test Division announced participation at the International Engineering Consortium's Broadband World Forum being held in Venice, Italy, September 20-23, 2004. Teradyne will exhibit its flagship 4TEL and Celerity products for Voice and DSL Service Assurance, showcasing its new central office and remote terminal test head products featuring integrated DSL copper loop, services and IP testing. Two new products will be on display - the LDU 100 Loop Diagnostic Unit upgraded with DSL services testing capability and the LDU 50, a new ruggedized test head designed for fiber-fed remote terminal applications. These test heads incorporate industry-leading DSL services test technology, which when combined with Teradyne's best in class copper loop testing enables integrated, end-to-end (Layer 1 - 7) DSL test and dispatch analysis with the Celerity DSL Service Assurance application. These new measurement units enable advanced DSL fault segmentation and dispatch applications such as consumer self-test and maintenance testing for use by call center and field technicians. Visitors can find Teradyne at booth #1158.
Teradyne will also participate in the Broadband World Forum's TecPreview Theater, an educational opportunity for show attendees. Mr. Frank Bauer, Director of Advanced Development at Teradyne, will give a presentation titled, Enabling Technologies for Consumer Self-Test. "Consumer-driven self-test for DSL service is becoming a strategic goal for service providers. Consumer self-test empowers the end-user to control the diagnostic experience at their convenience without waiting in call queues," said Mr. Bauer. "Besides the clear cost benefits of consumer self-test, the service provider can leverage this capability as both a differentiated service and an additional opportunity to maintain close contact with the end consumer." This presentation covers the enabling technologies that are required to deliver a comprehensive consumer-driven self-test. Focus is on test strategies in the key areas of DSL loop testing, DSL services testing, IP diagnostics, and integrated dispatch analysis. Additional topics include issues and trade-offs of various approaches to providing self-test such as web-driven or interactive voice response driven access along with portal integration and security issues. The presentation will be held at 2:00PM on September 23rd.