Averna has issued a new software release for the DP-360 DOCSIS Protocol Analyzer, featuring support for 16×4 channel bonding for broadband testing.
Averna’s DP-360 provides functional DOCSIS and EuroDOCSIS network analysis, allowing for exceptional visibility into all layers of the network, the company said. Multiple system operators (MSOs), chipset manufacturers, product developers and certification bodies use the DP-360 to quickly find and correct trouble spots.
New DP-360 release highlights:
- Supports up to 16 single or bonded downstream channels for testing 16×4 configuration.
- Upstream gain control, MER reading and power reading available in the remote API for automated power adjustment.
- Automatic detection of modulation type (64-QAM or 256-QAM) and DOCSIS on downstream channels and lock on 4 upstream frequencies for faster setup and analysis.
- Support for DOCSIS 3.0 Energy Management messages (EM-REQ & EM-RSP).
DP-360 clients also have access to Averna’s new DOCSIS 3.1 Early Adopter Program, which offers MSOs and equipment vendors a smooth and cost-effective transition to Averna’s next-generation solution for testing their cable equipment based on the new DOCSIS 3.1 standard. Contact us for more details.
“Our DOCSIS 3.1 Early Adopter Program covers current D3.0 as well as upcoming D3.1 testing needs and is specifically designed to make the technology switch as easy and cost effective as possible for our clients and partners,” commented Alex Pelland, Director of Broadband Test Strategy for Averna. “The DP-360 is the most advanced DOCSIS protocol analyzer available today and, with our forward-looking transition program, it will provide a substantial return on investment for years to come.”
The new DP-360 software release is available at no cost to customers with a valid DP-360 maintenance and support agreement.