Digital Lightwave Enhances NIC Ethernet Testing Feature Set

Digital Lightwave(R), Inc. (OTCBB:DIGL), a leading provider of optical networking test equipment and technology, today announced significant enhancements to the NIC Platform’s Ethernet testing suite. The enhancements will be available first on NIC High-Density Ethernet Modules (multi-port solutions with up to 12 test ports per module) and then in a later release will be introduced on NextGeneration Multi-Rate Modules (highly configurable combined telecom/datacom testing modules).

The new features include support for 32 simultaneous Ethernet streams, four stacked VLANs, rate setting by interpacket gap up to 18 minutes, burst traffic, ramped traffic, through mode, ARP support, runt frame support, an increase of maximum frame size to 16,000 and more. For more information or to schedule a demonstration, email , call +1.727.442.6677 or any of the telephone numbers listed below.

“Our Ethernet test solutions are designed to provide exactly what customers need cost effectively,” says Doyle Mills, Director of Product Marketing. “As the requirements have evolved, we have been able to leverage our technology platform, providing additional features and protecting our customers’ investment. The flexibility of the NIC platform and the innovative design of both HD Ethernet and NGMR modules make us the best choice for Ethernet testing in the real world.”

For a limited time, the new features can be added to existing NIC products equipped with HD Ethernet modules for only $500. For customers who purchased Digital Lightwave’s software warranty, the upgrade is free. New products ordered after June 1st can be upgraded to include the new features at no extra cost.

The NIC Platform offers SONET, SDH, OTN, PDH/T-Carrier, Ethernet and NextGeneration testing up 43Gbps to support the most advanced optical network testing in several different configurations. The High-Density Ethernet module provides up to 8 ports of 10/100/1000BaseT plus 4 GigE ports and a single 10GigE port, all operating independently and simultaneously. The HD card is ideal for factory test applications and can drastically shorten the time required to test multiple ports in field applications. The NGMR module provides a complete telecom/datacom solution in one module. With the NGMR’s exclusive “Test Options”, you can get exactly the capabilities you need today cost effectively and then add additional capabilities as needed with just a license key. Both HD Ethernet and NGMR modules are available in the compact NIC chassis (2-slot), the larger NIC Plus (5-slot) and the NIC EP (5-slot) rackmount chassis.