Rapid analysis of the optical interfaces, with quick pass/ fail verdictsFTTx Metro/Core Ethernet xDSL 40G/100G LAN Access Transport
The iOptics—Intelligent Pluggable Optics test application was designed as the first tool that should be used to assess any transceiver being installed in a network element deployed in the field or lab environment, and serves to validate proper operation of the optical device. The iOptics test should be run in the following circumstances:
› Prior to installation of a pluggable in a network element
› Before the pluggable is used for a test
› During troubleshooting activities (to con rm failure in suspicious devices)
The test uses a physical ber loopback to validate the device signal continuity, integrity and excessive skew generation. Appropriate signal attenuation should be used to simulate network condition and protect the optical device.