Spectracom Intros its New Sync Tester/Analyzer

Spectracom announced its new Sync Tester/Analyzer developed for Next Generation Networks (NGN) incorporating both traditional SDH/SONET core networks and IP-based backhaul networks. Where traditional synchronization testers on the market are dedicated to do tests in one type of network or the other, the new Pendulum STA-61 can do it all.

Lightweight, with a handle and a size that fits as carry-on luggage on aircrafts, the Pendulum STA-61 is designed to be easily carried anywhere. Unlike existing sync testers, the STA-61 self-calibrates between measurements to eliminate calibration downtime using an optional, integrated GPS-receiver enabling continuous calibration/adjustment of the integrated reference atomic clock. An optional battery backup ensures that the calibration stability is maintained during transports.

It is easy to expand the STA-61 with more capability in the future, thanks to a modular design leveraging a generic measurement platform. If you want to measure synchronization quality (wander) on several access points in a station, the STA-61 can measure on up to 6 different test points simultaneously. Within a few minutes anyone could learn to operate this sync tester/analyzer equipped with intuitive menus and a large color LCD touch screen, showing TIE, TDEV or MTIE results in real-time during measurement.

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