Ethernet Outlet Qualification with PVA-3002
When an Ethernet interface is connected to an Ethernet outlet, it will encounter physical layer signaling that is at least somewhat degraded from ideal, depending on the quality of the link connection (cabling, distance, patch cords, patch panels, ambient noise, etc.) as well as the performance characteristics of the link parter Ethernet port at the other end of the link. Most Ethernet interfaces are designed to tolerate mild degradation with no loss in link performance.
As link quality drops off, link performance may suffer as packets are dropped in one or both directions, or may suffer more significantly when link speed drops from 1000mbps to 100mbps to 10mbps. Most network users and even network administrators have little or no visibility into these types of potentially dramatic drop-offs in link performance.
The PVA-3002 can be used to assess link performance at any Ethernet outlet. It will characterize incoming signal quality and integrity as well as assess outgoing (or upstream) transmission performance.
Key features include:
- Assess 10/100/1000 Signal Quality at Any Ethernet Outlet
- Ethernet Link and Incoming Signal Quality Measurements such as SNR, Spectral Distortion, Return Loss, and Crosstalk
- Assess Upstream Link Quality at 10, 100, 1000BaseT with Link Stability Measurements