The SmartClass Ethernet product is an easy to use, cost effective Ethernet testing solution for basic physical layer cable testing, layer 2 and layer 3 traffic generation, and full RFC 2544 testing. The rugged, battery operated, application specific test tool enables field technicians to turn-up Ethernet and IP services by running an RFC 2544 test or following a set of methods and procedures. The product has been designed for front-line technicians who do not have experience dealing with emerging Metro Ethernet technologies and need a simple to use solution for Ethernet and IP testing. The SmartClass product comes in two major configurations, one a loopback only device and the other featuring full traffic generation.


  • Full traffic generation tester
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 traffic generation
  • Layer 3 Ping and Traceroute connectivity verification
  • RFC 2544 throughput verification and circuit qualification
  • Loopback and Traffic Generation modes
  • Installation of point-to-point and point-to-multipoint Ethernet services
  • Cable diagnostics to find electrical cable faults
  • Optical power measurements to check laser levels
  • Loop back and filter incoming traffic at IP or Ethernet layer
  • Link Statistics and Results to measure incoming frames and link status

Key Features

  • Electrical and optical testing in one convenient package
  • Line rate traffic generation and Layer 2 and Layer 3
  • RFC 2544 for throughput verification and line qualification
  • LED lights for quick verification
  • Electrical cable diagnostic tests checks cable length, type, and displays type of fault and distance
  • Cable diagnostics to determine if cable is straight-through/crossover
  • Optical power level measurements to verify fiber connectivity
  • Field replaceable AA batteries – supports rechargeable NiMH and commercially available Alkaline batteries
  • Field rugged packaging
  • Full telephone keypad for easy data entry