The BL6000a Ethernet/IP/SONET/OTN & Fibre Channel Tester

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The BL6000a is one of the worlds first 1 & 10 All in Gigabit Ethernet Testers and has many feature rich benefits such as:

  • Anytime, anywhere Ethernet/SONET/SDH/OTN/Fiber Channel testing
  • Compact, ultra lightweight form factor
  • Intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI)
    -Reduces training time
  • Eliminates the need for multiple test instruments
    -Reduces cost of ownership
  • Open architecture H/W and S/W platforms
    -Capabilities to Support the Expansion of Your T&M Needs on a Higher Scale


  • Tx Overhead Byte Sequence Generation  Up to 256 bytes
  • Rx Overhead Byte Capture  Up to 256 events
  • K1/K2 bytes are captured together
  • Multi-Channel Monitoring  Concurrent real time monitoring function up to 48 x AU3 and 28 x TU11/12

Gigabit & 10 Gigabit Ethernet

  • 32 Multi-stream Traffic Generation & Analysis
  • Layer 1/2/3/4 packets & fully customized packets
  • Powerful built-in Packet Capture/Decode
  • Dual ports or Single port
  • Packet Jitter Test in RFC2544
  • Real Time Traffic Monitoring
  • Packet Flooding
  • Wireless LAN (WiFi)
  • VoIP / IPTV
  • 100FX optical

SDH/SONET, PDH & Fibre Channel Features

  • Reference clock out
     - SDH: 622M (STM-64) or 155M (STM-16 and below)
     - OTN: 669M (OTU-2) or 167M (OTU-1)
  • Frequency analysis and power measurement
  • Frequency offset generation
  • Round-trip delay measurements
  • Through mode analysis
  • Intrusive Through mode
  • Unframed mode at all of protocol rates
  • BITS Clock for Tx reference clock source: 
    - T1/E1/2.048Mhz
  • PDH testing : E1, E3, E4 bitrates and T1(DS1), T3(DS3)
  • 1G/2G/4G Fiber Channel support for Storage Area Networks

OTN Features

  • OTN Testing : OTU1 (2.7 Gbit/s) and OTU2 (10.7 Gbit/s) bit rates
  • Over-clocked OTU2 rates: OTU1e (11.0491 Gbit/s) and OTU2e (11.0957 Gbit/s)
    - Optional : G.709 FEC is used(Not include Super FEC)
  • Asynchronous/Synchronous mapping/de-mapping of SONET/SDH signals within OTU1/OTU2
  • Forward error correction (FEC) testing
  • OTU, ODU, OPU overhead manipulation and monitoring
  • OTU, ODU (including ODU TCM), OPU layer alarms/errors generation and analysis
  • OTU, ODU (including ODU TCM) trace messages
  • Mux/demux of ODU1/ODU2 testing
  • ODU multiplexing alarm-generation and analysis
  • Programmable error/alarm injection

SDH / SONET Test Features

  • Terminated/Line thru/Intrusive thru mode
  • SDH(SONET) testing : 
    155Mb/s, 622Mb/s, 2.5Gb/s and 9.6Gb/s 
    = STM1/4/16/64 = STS-3/12/48/192
  • Incorrectly Configured DSLAM Ports
  • High-order mapping include ACAT 
    STS-1/3c/6c/9c/12c/24c/48c/192c and AU-3/AU-4/AU-4-2c/3c/4c/8c/16c/64c
  • Low-order mappings: 
    STS1-VT2-VT2SPE/STS1-VT2-VT1.5SPE/STS1-VT1.5-VT1.5SPE and AU4-TU3-VC3/AU4-TU12-
  • Section/RS, Line/MS, high-order (HO) and low-order (LO) path overhead manipulation and monitoring
  • Section/RS, Line/MS, high-order (HO) and low-order (LO) path alarm/error generation and monitoring
  • High-order (HO) and low-order (LO) pointer generation and monitoring/capturing(up to 512 actions)
  • Tandem connection monitoring
  • Performance monitoring: G.821, G.826, G.828, G.829, M.2100, M.2101
  • Automatic protection switching and service disruption time measurements
  • Programmable error/alarm injection

10/100/Gigabit & 10 Gigabit Ethernet Features

  • Throughput testing, generate multi-stream traffic up to 10Gbit/s on XFP, 1Gbit/s line rate on copper and optical multi-ports, Ethernet frames, layer 1/2/3/4 with multiple modes such as continuous, ramping, burst and random length mode.
  • Multiple streams : Generate and measure up to 32 independent streams
  • IP application test such as Ping, ARP, Trace Route, DNS, and DHCP
  • In-depth powerful built-in CAPTURE and analysis functions regarding all packets, filtered or event triggered option.
  • Cable diagnostics (TDR) such as cable fault, irregular impedance, cable length
  • Configurable QoS such as CoS, TOS, and DSCP
  • Supports filtered measurement such as Round Trip Delay (RTD), Packet Arrival Interval (PAI), Checksum error, Duplication error
  • Fully automated RFC2544 testing and reporting: throughput, latency, frame loss, and back-to-back frames without loss, all varying frame sizes defined in RFC 2544 standard on optical 10G XFP, 1G/100FX and copper 10/100/1000 BASE-T. 
    - Packet jitter test is added to RFC2544 test mode
  • Local and Remote loopback testing at layer 2 (MAC) , layer 3 (IP) and layer 4 (TCP/UDP) 
    - Auto loopback feature
  • Cable BERT on copper port, BERT in Unframed mode on fiber optical port
  • Supports statistics measurements, such as utilization, VLAN, flow control frame and packets, uni/multi/broadcasts, under 64 Byte frame, Jumbo frame and etc.
  • VLAN scan on ports, VLAN id and Q-in-Q stacking up to 3 VLANs
  • MPLS testing stacking up to 3 MPLS
  • Packet statistics measurement such as utilization, VLAN, flow control frame and packets, uni/multi/broadcasts, fewer than 64 byte (runt) frame, jumbo frame with global and filtered
  • Packet flooding : Flood any field in the packet (e.g., ip address, vlan, port, user defined)
  • Supports cable diagnostics. It utilizes TDR to detect and identify cable faults, perform estimation cable length, identify irregular impedance on metallic paired cable, twisted pair.
  • Powerful Ethernet network troubleshooting tool kit and performance measurement tool kit.

Specifications :


1 XFP : 9.6G - 11.1G
1 SFP : 155M - 4.25G
1 Bantam(Rx) : BITS Clock in
1 SMA(Tx) : Tx reference Clock Out
RJ45 10/100M/1000Mbit/s Ethernet port.
USB (Universal Serial Bus).
Dual Bantam(T/Rx) : 1.5M - 2M 
2 BNC : 34M/45M/139M/51M/155M


Size: 172.5 x 227 x 58.5 (mm)
Weight: 1.3(kg) with battery. Battery - 0.3 (kg)

Rugged Casing

User Interface: 

Color TFT-LCD touch screen 

Permissible Ambient Temp.: 0c ~ 40c

Storage Temp.: -20c ~ +70c

Humidity: 10% ~ 90%


AC adaptor: 100V~240 V(50Hz/60Hz) 
Removable/Rechargeable lithium ion batteries
Battery life: 3 hours typical, 8 hour in standby mode
Charging time: 1 ~ 2 hours