This rugged device was designed to address demand from service providers for intuitive instruments that frontline technicians and contractors can pick up and begin using to speed residential, small business and enterprise Ethernet network deployment and maintenance up to 10G.
VIAVI said the latest NSC-100 will assist technicians and contractors to speed network and service validation. The latest test instrument combines PON, Ethernet and Wi-Fi testing with OneCheck.
The handheld Network & Service Companion tests both network delivery and service performance. The NSC-100 fits the need to test a range of network environments such as PON (for FTTH and 5G xHaul), DOCSIS 3.1 (cable), xDSL and Gfast (telco), and Ethernet (enterprise, data center and metro).
It is operated directly via the VIAVI Mobile Tech app, or paired with other VIAVI test instruments to expand their capabilities. Instruments that can be paired with the NSC-100 include the OneExpert CATV and DSL analysis platforms, SmartOTDR, T-BERD/MTS-2000 and 4000 fiber testers, T-BERD/MTS-5800 Metro network tester and NITRO vNet Fusion virtual test and activation.
The Network & Service Companion uses the VIAVI OneCheck automated test process to ensure a technician completes all necessary tests while on site. The NSC-100 is supported by StrataSync, a hosted, cloud-based solution that provides asset, configuration, and test data management for VIAVI instruments and ensures all instruments have the latest software and options installed.
Kevin Oliver, vice president, Converged Instruments and Virtual Test, VIAVI, said the test and measurement company designed the Network & Service Companion enabling technicians to pinpoint service performance issues in under a minute, and close out tickets on the first visit, optimizing time, expense and subscriber satisfaction.