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Watford, Herts, United Kingdom, 2012/05/11 - Watford, England 8th May 2012. Vonaq launches the Artisan xDSL Handheld tester to address the roll out of FTTC VDSL broadband and also support existing ADSL2+ broadband.
As specialists in Broadband Testing, the design engineers at Vonaq know a thing or two about what makes a great broadband test tool: not only does this VDSL2 tester have some innovative features such as histograms, in depth xDSL analysis graphs, emailing of test results direct from the device, Android Operating System, 7” colour touch-screen display etc. etc. It is also intended to be the easiest-to-use broadband test tool in the market.
Richard Petrie, Managing Director of Vonaq Ltd is quoted as saying “Ease of use is a cliché used by all equipment vendors, but this time it’s true. The reason for this is that we keep our developers close to the customer -> the end user technician who spends his day doing broadband installs and repairs.
We also recognise that Service Providers have engineers of different skill sets, some guys will be veterans of POTS ( Plain Old Telephone) testing but less knowledge of IP networking and then we have the iPhone generation of technicians who are perhaps more tech savvy but may lack that in-depth experience of the veteran. What we have done with the Artisan xDSL tester is to allow the service provider to customise the device to suit their network and their test process. This gets technicians of all skill levels using the same test process and therefore getting consistent results across the organisation.”
Taking a quick tour of this feature rich VDSL tester you will see how easy it is for the technician to use. Run the AutoTest that will test the xDSL Layer, PPP login over VLAN if needed, run a ping Test, HTTP test (there is also a full web browser) and then present a test report highlighting any problems.
The next bit is where Vonaq again have been thinking about the test process. The test report is automatically saved onto the device and like many testers the test reports can be copied to USB memory stick. However, in the case of Vonaq’s Artisan xDSL tester, test reports may be emailed directly off the device back to the office or central server or direct to the Service Provider.
Service Providers also have the option of adding their own applications (workflow etc etc. ) to the Vonaq xDSL tester since it is based upon the Android Operating System – another nod to the approach of providing a seamless test process.
So with an easy-to-use Auto Test, 7” colour touch-screen display, Broadcom chipset and advanced features such as emailing of test reports this really is a tester you need to know more about.
Industry expert Olga Yashkova of Frost and Sullivan quotes ”
Vonaq clearly understand the needs of the broadband technician. With their Artisan xDSL handheld tester, their "ease of use" claim is absolutely spot on. Using the Auto Test feature this tester is simplicity in itself. The combination of 7" colour touchscreen display, histograms, web browsing, emailing of test reports, remote control / remote monitoring make this a really powerful tester that will have a big impact on the broadband test market."
To find out more about Vonaq’s Artisan xDSL tester check their website and to find your local distributor.
Sales staff from Vonaq’s headquarters are on a worldwide tour, to find out when they are in your area contact Sharon Petrie using the details below.
Founded in 2006, Vonaq Ltd (vonaq.com) is based in Watford, England and focuses on the design, development and manufacture of quality, easy-to-use Broadband handheld test equipment that is used and supported by a global distribution network.