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The responsibilities of traditional SONET/SDH telecom field installation personnel have evolved over the last few years. With the advent of packet-aware SONET/SDH add-drop multiplexers including multiservice transport platforms (MSTPs) and new reconfigurable add-drop multiplexers (ROADMs) technicians must not only perform traditional SONET/SDH tests, but are now also responsible for verifying packet-based services such as Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel running over the same network elements. This has resulted in a growing need for multi-technology test solutions to support the deployment, operation and maintenance of these multiservice platforms and the corresponding data-aware SONET/SDH networks. EXFO's FTB-8120NGE (2.5/2.7 Gbit/s) and FTB-8130NGE (10/11.1 Gbit/s) Power Blazer test modules have been designed to specifically address such field commissioning and maintenance requirements, providing SONET/SDH, Ethernet and Fibre Chanel test functions in the industry's smallest and most efficient form factor and setting a new standard for multiservice field testing. Scalable, High-Performance SONET/SDH Testing SONET/SDH Service Turn-Up and Troubleshooting The FTB-8120NGE/8130NGE Power Blazer modules offer a wide range of SONET/SDH test functions ranging from simple bit error rate (BER) testing to advanced characterization and troubleshooting procedures. These functions include: Mixed and bulk payload generation and analysis from 64 kbit/s to 10 Gbit/s High-order mappings: STS-1/3c/12c/48c/192c and AU-3/AU-4/AU-4-4c/16c/64c Low-order mappings: VT1.5/2/6, TU-11/12/2/3 Section/RS, Line/MS, high-order (HO) and low-order (LO) path overhead manipulation and monitoring Section/RS, Line/MS, high-order and low-order path alarm/error generation and monitoring High-order and low-order pointer generation and monitoring Tandem connection monitoring Performance monitoring: G.821, G.826, G.828, G.829, M.2100, M.2101 Frequency analysis.