Palo Alto, CA--March 21, 1997--Hewlett-Packard Co. (Palo Alto, CA) announced the introduction of an automated suite of tests designed to verify network and service interworking functions of frame relay over ATM. The new executable test suite (ETS) is the result of a recent agreement between HP and telecommunications research and test services provider Bell Communications Research Inc. (Morristown, NJ), which gives HP the ability to develop an ETS from a recognized Bellcore frame relay/ATM test plan.
Based on Bellcore's SR-3989 test plan, the HP E7840A test suite consists of 83 test cases, which cover the following specifications:
- Frame Relay/ATM PVC Network Interworking Implementation Agreement (FRF.5)
- Frame Relay/ATM PVC Service Interworking Implementation Agreement (FRF.8)
- ITU I.365.1 Frame Relaying Service-Specific Convergence Sublayer (FR SSCS)
- ITU I.555 Frame Relaying Bearer Service Interworking
The test suite runs on the industry-standard HP E4200/E4210 broadband series test system platform. Customers already owning the HP platform will now be able to test according to the Bellcore SR-3989 test plan, which was not made executable for HP's dedicated ATM test platform until now.
The HP E7840A Bellcore FR/ATM interworking test suite is $12,750.It is expected to be available in April.
Palo Alto, CA
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