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The FST-2000 TestPad is the user interface for the TestPad family. The combination of a user interface and an application module represents a complete test tool. This architecture provides TestPad users with the flexibility to invest in additional test modules as their testing needs change, allowing them to capitalize on an investment already made.
The FST-2000 has been designed for mobile technicians to improve the overall installation and troubleshooting process by providing features that are enablers for a total process improvement solution. The FST-2000 employs wireless connectivity, along with a local Web Browser and VT100, allows for storage and transfer of files, all of which enable field technicians to complete their jobs more effectively
Growth in the telecommunications market has resulted in increased competition in the telecommunications industry. This has caused lower priced services and equipment, higher customer churn and overall margin erosion. Therefore, these market dynamics have forced service providers and manufacturers to focus on initiatives that help them improve their efficiency of service deployment and maintenance. The TestPad family of products is focused on improving the productivity and the test process in today’s competitive environment.
Remote control via Web Browser makes remote testing and technical support straightforward
Web Browser and VT100 emulator provide access to provisioning systems, while Web Browser also allows for retrieval of information from the Intranet/Internet
Support of Bluetooth, RS-232, USB-compatible and 10/100BaseT interfaces provide a choice of local connectivity to the TestPad
Support of Ethernet, 802.11b, analog and wireless modems (CDPD, CDMA, etc.) allow for various LAN and WAN connectivity options
Customizable and preconfigured test scripts offer support for closeout tests, ensuring that M&Ps are followed
Storage and transfer of results provide ability to store files on the test set and transfer them to computers and other network locations via file transfer protocol (FTP)
Non-display version offers a lower cost solution for customers that want to rely on laptop’s display for test configuration and retrieval of results
Since it is not always economical to give every central office (CO) a full support staff, many providers have “dark” or unmanned COs. However, there is still a need to test at these sites, so remote access to test equipment is necessary. In addition, some troubleshooting and/or installation calls require that the test set remains at the customer premise for an extended period of time. The FST-2000 allows centrally located users, such as NOC personnel, to access TestPad modules located at the customer premise and unmanned CO, using an Ethernet connection or analog modem for dialing into the unit. Once access to the test set is acquired, users are able to view/configure the test set’s GUI, run tests and store and transfer results. For TestPads that are only used in remote applications, a non-display version is available.
Reduced need for a laptop
Over the years, laptop use in the field has increased, as technicians have begun using laptops to configure network elements (routers, add/drop multiplexers), customer premise equipment (HTU-Rs), and to store test results. At the same time, the need to reduce the amount of equipment technicians must carry (a laptop and multiple test sets) increases.
The FST-2000 provides a number of PC features most commonly used for testing. The advantage of this approach is two-fold:
Overall reduction in equipment technician needs to bring to the job site
Reduction in capital expenditures for managers who are purchasing laptops for these limited applications
The FST-2000 provides ability to store/transfer results via FTP, print files, retrieve performance information from equipment via VT100, view Internet/Intranet content via local Web Browser, and connect to the network via various wireless and analog modems, as well as Ethernet and 802.11b.
Work-order integration and close-out testing via PC integration
Current mean-time-to-repair (MTTR) and repeat rates are too high, resulting in unsatisfied customers, higher customer churn, and escalated installation and maintenance costs. Such problems may occur because field technicians do not follow M&Ps, are not properly trained to use the test set, and/or are not able to interpret results of their tests.
The FST-2000 allows technicians to use their TestPad modules in an integrated fashion with their laptops. The users are able to connect their laptop to the test set via wired/physical (USB or Ethernet) or wireless (Bluetooth or 802.11b) connection, while using their laptop to connect to the back-office system, access their work-order database and download their work-orders. The FST-2000 scripting feature allows technicians to run automated tests that contain configurations based on the work-orders, which will ensure that M&Ps are followed. Once a test is completed, results can be stored on the FST-2000 and transferred to a laptop. From the laptop, the technician can store results with the work-order and send it back to the work-order database.
6.7 x 11.5 x 2.2 in (with strap), 6.7 x 9.9 x 2.2 in (without strap)
Operating 32°F (0°C) to 113°F (45°C)
Non-operating –4°F (–20°C) to 140°F (60°C)
10% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing
In accordance with IEC 61010-1
In accordance with IEC 68-2-64 (alt. IEC 68-2-36)
100-220 at 60 Hz or 200-240 at 50 Hz VAC to 19 VDC, 2.95 Amps
Maximum charging current is 2 Amps (powered off) –
thus, charging time will depend on battery type and application module
10.8 VDC Nickel-Metal-Hydride (NiMH)
Depends on the application module
Graphic LCD color display (Touchscreen)
6.2-inch diagonal viewable area
640 x 480 pixels
10-pin DIN host connector for USB-like port and RS-232 port (provided via Y-cable) configuration
Power charger connector
5 mm barrel connector
2.5 mm audio jack
2 Type II CardBus Slots (also supports 1 Type III Slot)
Application module connector
DB-25 male connector
Take testing to the next level with a single platform for new and legacy requirements
The FIREBERD 8000 combines the success of two highly successful test platforms - the FIREBERD 6000A and the TestPad. As a datacom analysis module for the TestPad, the portable, battery-powered FIREBERD 8000 completes a winning combination in size, flexibility, and test capability.
Easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) maximizes navigation ability and test efficiency.
Native datacom interfaces for EIA-530, RS-449 (422 and 423), RS-232, X.21, V.35, and V.36 serial interfaces.
Government standards support for MIL-188C and MIL-188-114.
Field-friendly interface module slot supports conditioned diphase module and expandability to new technologies.
Synchronous/asynchronous and DTE/DCE modes of operation.
A full suite of BER patterns with data rate support up to 18 Mbps.
Verify end-to-end connectivity - Isolate problems to a specific direction by analyzing the performance of an entire digital link in both directions.
Timing analysis - Detect timing problems stemming from propagation delay or incorrectly timed network elements.
DTE and DCE emulation - Test head-to-head with a variety of synchronous and asynchronous datacom network elements.
Quality of Service (QoS) Testing - Standardize test metrics with a variety of results measurements, including Round Trip Delay, G.821, and Pattern Slips analysis.
Internal, recovered, and external clock capability.
Clock recovery option enables clock recovery from receive data lead.
Virtual breakout box provides a visual representation of activity on data, clock, and signal leads.