The UNH-IOL Test Sentinel Automated DSL and Gfast Tool Platform Now Supports Xena’s Valkyrie Platform

Durham, N.H., July 25, 2018 -- The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance solutions for the networking industry, announced their automated Gfast and DSL test tool, Test Sentinel, now supports selected Valkyrie Layer 2-3 test modules from Xena Networks.  This allows companies to use Test Sentinel to configure traffic and run standardized testing via Xena’s Valkyrie test modules.  Test Sentinel makes it easy for equipment manufacturers and service providers to test their products in-house before applying for the Broadband Forum Gfast Certification Program. Test Sentinel can also run automated testing according to the Broadband Forum ID-337, TR-114, TR-100, and TR-067 test plans. The unified traffic GUI  makes it easier and quicker for users to configure and run traffic across all traffic generators supported by Test Sentinel, providing an identical user experience across all platforms. Adding support for Xena’s test modules like the 6-port Odin-1G-2S-6P-E which supports speeds up to 1 Gbps enhances the ability to reproduce traffic requirements for multiple tests.  

“We are always looking for new ways to improve our tool’s abilities and support of equipment from vendors such as Xena which are used widely in the industry,” said Daniel Moss, project manager, UNH-IOL. “Test Sentinel meet the needs of our customers by enabling them to test their products in-house before applying for the Broadband Forum Gfast Certification Program.”

“The Gfast certification is the latest in a long-term relationship between Xena and the UNH-IOL,” said Jacob Nielson, Xena’s CEO. “It supports our focus on providing innovative test solutions that make it easier for customers to reduce the cost of testing the latest broadband technologies.”

Test Sentinel is available through various test package options  (learn more on the Products and Solutions page). Advanced debugging and failure analysis is also provided through the UNH-IOL DSL and Gfast Testing Service Memberships.

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