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ANT-10Gig now measures SONET/SDH transmission parameters for concatenated
OC-192/STM-64 signals


Acterna, the new company formed by the May 23, 2000 merger of Wavetek
Wandel Goltermann (WWG) and TTC, today introduced a jitter module for its
ANT-10Gig Advanced Network Tester.
It is now possible to measure jitter and wander at the OC-192/STM-64
hierarchy level with a single, compact instrument. Measurements comply
with ITU-T Recommen-dation O.172, and MTIE/TDEV evaluation is possible.

At the same time, the ANT-10Gig was extended to handle concatenated
signals (OC-192c/STM-64c). Network operators use concatenation to deliver
undivided transport capacity for IP and ATM data streams at speeds
slightly
less than 10 Gbit/s.

The ANT-10Gig has the optical and electrical interfaces needed to develop
and test network elements. "Through mode" enables precise manipulation of
OC-192/STM-64 signals by modifying overhead bytes, inserting errors or
generating jitter.

About Acterna

Acterna, offering a wide range of solutions that optimize communications
systems and networks, was formed by the May 23, 2000, merger of Wavetek
Wandel Goltermann and TTC, the communications test industry's second and
third largest companies. Acterna is a subsidiary of Acterna Corporation
(NASDAQ: ACTR), formerly Dynatech Corporation. Acterna enables its
customers to strengthen profitability by improving service to their
customers through the widest range of network analyzers, systems,
software, strategic services and technical training available in the
industry. Customers include service providers, enterprises and equipment
manufacturers. They use the company's products to develop, install and
maintain their data, voice, wireless, optical, cable, access and Internet
protocol-based networks. Acterna, headquartered in Germantown, Maryland,
USA, is present in more than 80 countries and employs more than 4,500
people worldwide. For more information, please visit Acterna’s Web site
at http://www.acterna.com

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