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05/01/2013 - Spirent Unveils Hardware that Pushes the Limits of Performance, Scale, and Realism for Testing Next-Generation Carrier Networks and Data Centers

New 10/40/100G test modules double port density and lower the cost of ownership

Sunnyvale, California – (May 1, 2013) – Spirent Communications, the leader in testing networks, devices and services, today announced the launch of its next-generation high speed Ethernet test solutions. New high density test modules along with a high performance chassis enable doubling of port densities while lowering power consumption and total cost of ownership.

Highlights of the New Hardware
  • Spirent dX2 offers the industry's first 8-port 40GbE/32-port 10GbE dual-speed test module in a single slot configuration packing up to 96 ports of 40GbE onto a single chassis. The dX2 series combines both 40GbE and 10GbE functionality in several density and speed form-factors to provide the most flexible and cost-effective solution for testing high-performance low latency top of rack (ToR) switches, end of row (EoR) switches, and data center fabrics spanning hundreds or thousands of ports.
  • Spirent fX2 40/10GbE dual-speed test modules combine Spirent's layer 2-7 traffic generation and analysis with scalable network emulation to deliver a perfect blend of enhanced realism, scalability and performance. The fX2 module supports up to five 40GbE and 20 10GbE ports per slot, making it ideal for functional, conformance and performance testing of service provider, data center, SDN, or cloud infrastructure environments.
  • Spirent fX and Spirent mX 2-port single slot 100GbE test modules now support CFP2 optical transceivers. Targeting the testing of high density service provider core routers and high-speed Ethernet cloud infrastructure, the fX 100GbE module validates data plane QoS performance over realistic routing, and cloud infrastructure topologies. The mX 100GbE module featuring Spirent's Cloud Core, the patent-pending technology designed to add elastic computing to the Spirent Layer 2-7 performance software platform, is ideal for testing the most complex service provider edge/core routers and high performance networks.
  • Spirent adds the new SPT-N11U chassis to support the powerful lineup of new and existing high-speed test modules. Designed to lower the total cost of ownership of high density test beds, SPT-N11U brings several innovative capabilities to the market. The capabilities includes double the levels of port density, Intelligent Power Control that lowers the power consumption of high scale test beds by up to 60 percent and four fold improvement in boot time. With a 400 GbE ready architecture, this chassis is the backbone of Spirent's product portfolio.
Executive Quote

"Driven by the proliferation of mobile devices and cloud computing, carrier and data center networks are becoming increasingly complex, and are forced to handle exploding levels of data traffic," said Ahmed Murad, vice president, Product Marketing and Management at Spirent Communications. "Spirent is committed to developing test solutions that validate these complex networks and their underlying technologies—with realism, at high scale and at high density. The new hardware provide excellent price-performance ratio and a faster time-to-market for customers by combining leading-edge technical innovation with Spirent's extensive experience in test solutions."

To learn more about these solutions and other High Speed Solutions visit www.spirentfederal.com/IP/Test_Solutions/Ethernet

About Spirent Communications plc
Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT), a global leader in test & measurement, inspires innovation within development labs, networks and IT organizations to enable customers to deploy communications networks, services & applications, and devices that enrich life. Our extensive portfolio of solutions test data centers, high speed Ethernet networks and services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network security, and global navigation satellite systems. With solutions used by more than 1,700 customers in 30 countries, the world’s largest equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprise and governments rely daily on Spirent to help ensure their success. Based in Sunnyvale, CA, Spirent Communications has 1,300 employees worldwide.

Spirent Communications plc Ordinary shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange (ticker: SPT). The Company operates a Level 1 American Depositary Receipt ("ADR") program with each ADR representing four Spirent Communications plc Ordinary shares. The ADRs trade in the US over-the-counter ("OTC") market under the symbol SPMYY and the CUSIP number is 84856M209. Spirent Communications' sales to the United States government are made through Spirent Federal Systems Inc (www.spirentfederal.com).

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