The OptiCop Converger family of monitoring access optimizers provides out-of-band, high bandwidth, any-to-any data monitoring access for legacy and converged networks in Carrier, Enterprise, and Government applications. The non-intrusive access optimizes tool port usage and enables network operators to implement management and assurance strategies related to the overall performance of the services being delivered, without degrading the service or distorting the results. While the main features and functions are the same across all OptiCop Convergers, each series within the family supports different transport technologies and line speed.
SONET/SDH and T1/E1 circuits remain the only ubiquitous WAN standards around the globe. The OptiCop T-Series Convergers provide functionality similar to a Digital Cross-Connect System (DCS) at a fraction of the cost and use significantly less footprint. While SONET/SDH enables operators to flexibly and efficiently utilize network bandwidth by multiplexing services, each service needs to be measured independently relative to the expectations of the customer. OptiCop Converger provides a means to extract traffic of interest and leverage existing investment in test and monitoring tools.