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LinkRunner® 10G Advanced Ethernet Tester provides line-rate testing on copper and fiber networks to assure network managers and installers of infrastructure quality and capacity. 

Colorado Springs, Colorado. USA – September 1, 2020 – The fast pace of product development at NetAlly continues with today’s announcement of two new network testing hardware platforms, the LinkRunner® 10G and EtherScope™ nXG CE (Controlled Edition). “This pace of innovative releases underscores our ability to focus on our core customers and quickly develop products that provide the visibility network professionals require,” said Mike Parrottino, NetAlly CEO.

The LinkRunner 10G is an advanced Ethernet tester, with complete diagnostics for both copper and fiber network links. A pre-programed AutoTest covers OSI layers 1-7 and enables any technician to more easily find problems on high-speed networks. Customers with AllyCare (NetAlly’s premium customer support service) also get access to LinkRunner 10G’s network discovery features, with the ability to discover what devices are on the network, where they are connected, and their connection path.

“With the growth of edge computing and Wi-Fi 6, bandwidth demands in the access layer continue to increase. This is driving significant growth in multi-gig (1, 2.5, 5 gigabit) and 10Gig switching,” Says company CTO, James Kahkoska. “Also, the growth of devices utilizing high-power PoE up to 90 watts is driving the need for tools that can prove the ability of the infrastructure to deliver the required power.”

As a complement to the company’s flagship network analyzer, the EtherScope™ nXG, LinkRunner 10G acts as a test peer for 10G performance testing. “As a kit, these two products provide the most cost-effective combination of wired and Wi-Fi testing on the market today, to validate overall network infrastructure capacity, service provider SLAs, and ensure QoS from end-to-end,” claims Dan Klimke, Director of Product Marketing.

The other platform launched today is a ‘controlled version’ of the EtherScope nXG. The EtherScope nXG CE has been designed for use in facilities where heightened security postures restrict the use of certain features, such as Wi-Fi and packet capture. The CE version gives administrators the ability to temporarily or permanently disable select features. The Controlled Edition is ideal for military and agency use, as well as for highly secure enterprises.