Vectored VDSL2 modem test software reduces costs

November 17, 2013 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
AIMS International, a supplier of software test solutions to the broadband industry, has launched a Vectored VDSL2 test software that enables telecoms operators to undertake internal testing on their Vectored VDSL2 modems.

Incorporating a Graphical User Interface (GUI) to control Vectored VDSL2 test environments for modem testing, the software allows testing according to global specifications published by the Broadband Forum and the NICC (BBF TR-249 and NICC 1436).

The AIMS GUI runs on an external PC and allows users to control a number of elements in the test scenario, including various DSLAM types, such as those from Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei, making it an integrated solution that meets the needs of a variety of organisations desiring to test their own products and services. The test platform also handles the Telebyte crosstalk emulator, cable farm cross-connect switching and external noise generators and it enables the user to obtain and compare net data rate information in Single, FEXT and Vectored configurations for all channels in a vectored group.

The GUI can also be integrated into an automated test system using AIMS TR-249 test software. The AIMS software binds all these elements together to enable the testing and provides the user control interface. As a result the Vectored VDSL2 test solution provides a highly effective test platform that allows telecoms operators, ISPs, modem manufacturers, conformance test labs to run tests according to industry specifications.

AIMS CEO Doug Hay said he is convinced that Vectored VDSL2 is the up-and-coming technology for driving more performance from DSL networks and increasing broadband capacity over copper, with increasing numbers of telecoms operators trialling and implementing throughout the world. He added that the company's Vectored VDSL2 testing solution allows customers to test internally, keeping costs down and increasing efficiency.