Viavi NSC-100 Portable Network Tester.

Viavi announces the NSC-100 field network tester

  • Viavi Solutions announced the NSC-100, a new field tester class in the Network & Service Companion family.
  • The NSC-100 integrates passive optical network (PON), Ethernet and Wi-Fi testing capabilities as well as the manufacturer’s OneCheck automated test process.

This compact, robust and intuitive device has been designed to meet the demand of service providers so that field operators at all skill levels can use it to deploy and maintain residential and professional Ethernet networks up to 10G.

The deployment of broadband networks continues to progress around the world. The study conducted by Viavi shows that gigabit Internet penetration increased by about 60 million people between 2018 and 2019. Of these connections, 88% are based on FTTP (Fiber To The Premises), and further extensions into the premises via Wi-Fi or Ethernet are common. On-site technicians must therefore validate or troubleshoot multiple types of networks and services.

Designed to validate current and future gigabit services, this compact, portable network and service tester tests both network delivery and service performance. The NSC-100 meets the need to be able to test various network architectures such as PON (for FTTH and 5G xHaul), DOCSIS 3.1 (cable), xDSL and Gfast (telco), and Ethernet. Without a display, it can be used directly via the manufacturer’s Mobile Tech application, or coupled with other manufacturer’s instruments to extend their testing capabilities. This tester can be combined 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 NSC-100 implements Viavi’s OneCheck automated test process to ensure that a technician performs all necessary tests in the field. It is supported by StrataSync, a hosted cloud solution that manages the manufacturer’s instrument assets, configuration and test data and ensures that all instruments have the latest software updates and required options.