NetProbe 2000 Gigabit

Key Features

  • 10/100 and 1 Gigabit Ethernet testing on Electrical and Optical interfaces
  • Supports RFC2544, Y.1564, BERT, Traffic Generation, Monitor, IP Tools, and Wire Map
  • PDH Signal level , frequency, clock slips
  • PDH BERT, G.821, G,826 and M.2100 performance analysis
  • WiFi and Gigabit Service Level Acceptance verification
  • Histograms for errors and alarms
  • Round trip delay
  • VoIP call and origination with SIP protocol
  • IPTV STB emulation and Video/audion quality test
  • Voice communications via external headset
  • Remote control via VNC/Internet
  • USB port for external Flash memory

NetProbe 2000 Series Highlights

  • Smallest and lightest handheld analyzer currently on the market designed with the same technology as used in the smart phones, with expected 10 year life cycle
  • Ergonomically shaped for long term  holding in the palm of a hand
  • Supersize Li-Ion-Polymer battery for up to 10 hour uninterruptable operation
  • Fast interaction and operation due to the latest generation ARM processor
  • Intuitive presentation of test results I text and histograms
  • Powerful test result dBase storage with on screen review or ability to export to USB.
  • Bright white touch screen LCD
  • Reduced ownership cost  by combining  PDH and IP testing features

The NetProbe 2000 GigE is available as

GigE-BAS: A low cost analyzer to troubleshoot the most common problems found in Gigabit networks. Upgrade to the GigE-ADV with a simple software license update.

GigE-ADV: A full feature analyzer with the complete set of our Ethernet test features.

NetProbe 2000 GigE BAS - BASIC


  • WIREMAP –cable verification
  • Rx and Tx Optical Power
  • Full SFP info and operational status
  • Looback capability for Layer 1, 2 and 3
  • BERT Layer 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • RFC 2544 Layer 2, 3 and 4

NetProbe 2000 GigE ADV - ADVANCED


  • Includes all features of NetProbe 2000 GigE-BAS plus
  • Traffic Generator (Throughput ) – up to 8 streams
  • Y.1564 Compliance Test ( EtherSAM)

RFC 2544

The RFC 2544 conformance test was introduced as a method to benchmark interconnected network devices. Because of its ability to measure throughput, burstability, frame loss and latency, this methodology is also used to test Ethernet-based networks and is now the de facto standard when benchmarking an Ethernet network. The test methodology defines the different frame sizes to be tested (64,128, 256, 512, 1024, 1280 and 1518 bytes), the test time for each test iteration (should be set to at least 60 or 120 seconds (latency), the frame format (IP/UDP), etc.

RFCFrameLossThe frame loss test calculates the percentage of frames that should have been forwarded by a network device under steady state (constant) loads that were not forwarded due to lack of resources. This measurement can be used for reporting the performance of a network device in an overloaded state, as it can be a useful indication of how a device would perform under pathological network conditions such as broadcast storms.
ernet virtual connection.

RFCLatencyThe latency test (for store-and-forward devices) refers to the time interval that begins when the last bit of the input frame reaches the input port, and ends when the first bit of the output frame is seen on the output port. It is the time taken by a bit to go through the network and back. Latency variability can be a problem. With protocols like VoIP, a variable or long latency can cause degradation in voice quality.

RFCThe throughput test allows the technician to obtain the maximum rate at which none of the offered frames are dropped by the device/system under test (DUT/SUT). This measurement translates the obtained rate into the available bandwidth of the Ethernet virtual connection.

RFC 2544 Testing

The burstability or back-to-back test refers to the fixed length of frames that are presented at a rate such that there is the minimum legal separation for a given medium between frames (maximum rate) over a short to medium period of time, starting from an idle state. The test result provides the number of frames in the longest burst that the device or network under test will handle without the loss of any frames.

Y.1564 Testing

NetProbe 2000 Y.1564 test suite is fully compliant with ITU-T Y.1564 and offers an efficient method of qualifying and troubleshooting Ethernet services. The NetProbe can perform two-way tests (round-trip) with a far-end loop device. Key features of NetProbe 2000 Y.1564 are:

  • Configurable services of up to 8 simultaneous flows including CIR, EIR, Traffic Policing, and frame size.
  • Flexible Layer 2, Layer 3 and Layer 4 settings include
  • MAC and IP addresses, VLAN settings, TTL, TOS, and UDP port number.
  • Traffic coloring support (traffic classifying)
  • Step load CIR test support (up to 7 steps)
  • Independent setting of Service Acceptance Criteria limits for each service
  • Test verdict reporting with pass/fail indication based on Service Acceptance Criteria

Traffic Generator Testing

Traffic Generator test can generate up to 8 streams. The stream properties are configured independently for each stream. Tests can be performed with Layer 1, Layer 2, Layer 3, or Layer 4 configurations with up to two VLAN tags and two MPLS tags. The Traffic Generator simultaneously measures the following parameters:

  • Received Frames count
  • Transmitted Frames count
  • Out-Of-Sequence
  • Round Trip Latency

Traffic Generator results show:

  • Summary of TX and Rx frames
  • Throughput in Tx and Rx rates
  • Out-Of-Sequence stats
  • Loss link and CR alarms
  • Round Trip Latency

Bit Error Testing

Bit Error Testing (BERT) verifies link integrity during new service turn-up or periodic maintenances.

NetProbe 2000 GigE-BAS offers BERT on Layers 1, 2, 3 and 4 including up to 2 VLAN tags and 2 MPLS tags.